How to delete a YouTube account

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope
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YouTube is a great place to share and watch videos. However, if you're no longer using the service, you can delete your YouTube account by following the instructions below.

How to delete a YouTube account

To delete your YouTube account, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click YouTube sign in button in the upper-right corner (if you're not already signed in to your YouTube account).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click your profile icon.

YouTube profile icon

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select Settings.

Settings selector in YouTube.

  1. In the center of the page, click View or change your account settings.

Link to view settings on a YouTube account.

  1. On the left side of the screen, select Data and privacy.

Data & privacy selector.

  1. Scroll down to the Data from apps and services you use section and, under Download or delete your data, click Delete a Google service.

Download your data selector.

  1. If prompted, enter your Google password.
  2. On the Delete a Google service page, locate the YouTube service and click the trash icon next to it.

Deleting a YouTube account.

  1. On the Remove YouTube content page, click the arrow next to I want to permanently delete my content to expand the section (A). Then, check the appropriate boxes (B) and click the Delete my content button (C).

Deletion options for a YouTube account.

  1. Type in your Gmail address to confirm your deletion and click Delete my content.

Confirming the deletion of a YouTube account.