How to Delete Your YouTube Channel?

Thinking about closing your YouTube chapter but unsure how to go about it? Whether you’re shifting your focus to new ventures, tidying up your online footprint, or just in need of a clean slate, deleting your YouTube channel can seem overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! In this guide, we’ll take you through each step to permanently delete your YouTube channel, making sure you know how to save any important content and securely remove your data.

Let’s get started and make this process as straightforward as possible.

Should I Delete A YouTube Channel?

Yes, you can delete your YouTube account, but the process is neither straightforward nor ideal. Since Google owns YouTube, deleting your YouTube account means deleting your entire Google account. It’s an all-or-nothing approach.

This action is permanent. Your YouTube account, along with the rest of your Google account, will be gone forever. If you’ve been using Google services for a long time, this could mean losing a vast amount of data, such as emails, passwords, messages, and history. You do have a 20-day window to recover your account if you change your mind, but after that, it’s irreversible.

If you’re prepared to take this step, the next section will guide you through the process. For a less drastic solution, skip to the following section.

How to Delete Your YouTube Channel?

Through YouTube Studio

1. Go to
2. Sign in to your YouTube Channel account if you haven’t already.
3. From the channel dashboard, click on “Settings” in the left sidebar.

4. Navigate to the “Channel” tab > “Advanced settings” in the left menu.

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5. Scroll down and click on “Remove YouTube content.”

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6. A new tab will open, prompting you to sign in to your Google account.
7. Select “I want to permanently delete my content” and check the two highlighted boxes below.
8. Finally, click on “Delete my content.”


Your YouTube Channel will be permanently deleted. It may take a few days for your videos to disappear from YouTube. Please note, that you cannot delete your YouTube channel using the YouTube Studio apps on Android or iOS.

From Google Account

1. Open your browser and go to
2. Navigate to the “Data & privacy” tab > “Your data & privacy options” > “Data from apps and services you use.”
3. Click on “Delete a Google service” under “Download or delete your data.” Enter your password or confirm your passkey to proceed.
4. On the next screen, find YouTube and click on the trash icon next to it.
5. Check the highlighted checkboxes under “I want to permanently delete my content” and click on “Delete my Content.”

This process will delete your YouTube Channel without affecting your Google account.

On Mobile Phone

1. Open the YouTube app on your phone and go to the “You” tab at the bottom right.
2. Tap on your Google Account icon and navigate to “Data and privacy.”
3. Scroll down and tap on “Delete a Google service.”
4. Enter your password or confirm your passkey.
5. Find YouTube in the list and tap the trash icon next to it.
6. Tap on “I want to permanently delete my content.”
7. Check both boxes in this section and tap on “Delete my content.”

Final thoughts

Deciding to delete your YouTube channel is a big move, whether you’re ready for a new adventure or just want to clean up your online presence. Make sure to follow the steps carefully to secure your data and save any content you might want to keep. Once your channel is gone, it’s gone for good, so take a moment to think it through and consider all your options.

We hope this guide has made the process easier to understand and follow. Your online journey is in your hands, and sometimes that means knowing when it’s time to start fresh. Best of luck!

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