YouTube is the favourite platform for people to upload or watch videos all over the world. However, with extreme connectivity comes the risk of hurting other communities through hate speech, defamation, or other harmful actions. YouTube keeps its space safe by providing its users with the option to Report offensive content. A question might pop up in your head: how to Report a YouTube channel? In this article, we let you know about the simple steps you can follow to Report a YouTube channel or a YouTube video. Read on to find out ways you can keep the YouTube space safe from hate speech, bullying, and other offensive content.

How to Report a YouTube channel

How to Report a YouTube channel

YouTube has tons of video uploads on its platform, making it hard to keep it a clean and safe space for all. However, with the “Report” option, you can help YouTube remove any offending channel in these simple steps.

Log in to YouTube

Firstly, you need to go to YouTube’s website by typing the URL in the website bar. Now, if you’re already logged in, YouTube will directly take you to your account’s feed. Otherwise, you will have to first log in to your YouTube account with the correct credentials.

Find the channel you want to Report

After logging in to your YouTube account, you need to find the channel you want to Report. You can find the channel in your subscriber’s list or type the channel name into the search bar. After entering the name into the search bar, YouTube will show you a list of channels from which you can click on the channel you want.

However, if your memory doesn’t support you at the time, you can search for any video from the channel. Once you open the video, you will see the channel’s name below the video.

Click on the “About” tab.

Once you click on the channel’s name, YouTube will take you to its main page. Here, you will find all the details regarding the channel, from playlists to the community. You need to go to the “About” tab from the options, which you can find on the right side of the page. Once you are there, a drop-down menu will appear below the tab.

Select the “Report” option

After clicking on the three dots icon, you need to select the “Report user” option from the drop-down menu. After clicking on the “Report” button, YouTube will show you a list of reasons that the Creator is violating its Community Guidelines. You need to select the option you find suitable in the situation and then click on the “Next” button. You can find this button at the bottom of the pop-up menu.

You can find this button at the bottom of the pop-up menu.

Provide additional details about your decision to Report the channel

YouTube will also ask you to provide additional details about the channel’s violation of Community Guidelines. You can type the additional information into the text box to help YouTube moderators look into the issue with all the details.

the issue with all the details.

Finish the Report

After you explain why you think the channel is violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines, you can click on the “Report” button to finish the process.

You should note that YouTube doesn’t instantly terminate the violator’s channel. The moderators will look into the matter, and if they find that your Report is authentic, they will take action. If YouTube receives loads of Report requests for the same channel, it may even terminate that channel.

How to Report a YouTube video

Let’s say that you’re browsing through YouTube and watching videos when something inappropriate catches your eye. The video you’re watching may contain harmful, demeaning, or age-inappropriate content. However, if the video creator’s channel has other videos that don’t violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines, in that case, you can’t Report the whole channel. This is where the option to Report an individual YouTube video can come in handy. Read the following steps to find out how you can Report a YouTube video.

  1. The first step is to log in to your YouTube account. Once you log in to your YouTube account, browse or search to find the video you want to Report.
  2. After you select the video you want to Report, click on the three dots icon that you can find below the video.
  3. Clicking on this icon will show you a pop-up menu with different options, and you need to click on the “Report” button.
  4. If you’re using the YouTube phone app, you can find the option to Report by tapping on the video. Once you tap on the video, you will see all the options along with the three dots icon. You need to click on that icon and select the “Report” option.
  5. After selecting the “Report” option on either your desktop or mobile, you will have to give some more information to YouTube. YouTube will show you a list of reasons that the video violates its Community Guidelines, select the one you find appropriate.
  6. Once you select the reason, click the “Next” button to add additional information in the text box.
  7. The last step is to click the “Report” button and let YouTube’s moderators review your report. If YouTube finds that the video you reported violates its Community Guidelines, it will remove the video. However, YouTube can put an age restriction on the video instead of terminating the account if YouTube finds that the video is only age inappropriate.

Wrap up!

The article has cleared all your confusion surrounding the “Report” option on YouTube. Now, you know the simple steps on how to Report a YouTube channel or a YouTube video. You can follow these steps to play your part in keeping the YouTube platform clean and safe from all the violations of Community Guidelines.

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