How To Delete Old YouTube Account Easily

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It's time to reorganize your life and get rid of old accounts you don't need anymore. One of the most common ones people seek advice on is that they haven't touched in a long time.

Will it be an easy task to tackle, or will it leave you pretty frustrated? Well, let's take a look.

How to Delete an Old YouTube Account

YouTube has been around since 2005, and many people flocked to the site to sign up for an account to see the trends. Despite some issues early on, it started to become pretty popular as a social media site. Here we are about 16 years later, and the video-sharing platform is still going strong.

Since it's been around so long, it's not uncommon for people to have old YouTube accounts that they don't use anymore and want to get rid of. But, not many people know . You will need to get into your old channel to delete it from the site. There are a few different ways to go about it.

If You Don't Remember Your Login Information

We've all had those wonderful moments when we realize we've forgotten all or part of the login information to a website. If you remember the email, you can reset the password to get into your account. However, it's a bit harder to access it if you can't remember what email you used.

If you set up your channel after 2009, you know that you used Gmail to set it up. YouTube channels had to be connected to your Google account at that time. Once you figure out which Gmail was used, you can reset the password from there. You might have to answer some security questions or use your recovery phone number to verify that you own the channel.

However, if your account happens to be from before 2009, you would've used a different email, which can be tough to remember. In some cases, it might have been deleted, like a college email account after you graduate. In that case, the only thing you can do is contact YouTube to see what they can do to help you.

If You Can Access Your Old YouTube Account

If you can get into the old channel, sign in and go to your creator's dashboard. From there:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Choose Channel
  3. Then click on the Advanced settings tab
  4. Scroll down until you see the line that says to remove YouTube content (you might need to sign in again to verify)
  5. Select the delete channel option and confirm

The channel will be deleted after a short time. It will only delete your YouTube channel and not affect your Google account. It's also important to remember that deleting your channel means you're deleting all comments and everything done with that account. If you don't want to delete it but would like it not to be visible for a while, YouTube gives you the option to hide it from others' views. Just follow the same steps for deleting, except you'll choose to hide content instead of deleting it.

Reasons to Delete Your Old YouTube Account

A YouTube channel is there to stay for a long time, provided there aren't any violations against it. But, there are times when people don't want to keep an old account hanging around. Some reasons a person might have for getting rid of it are:

Branding Yourself for Your CareerYou want to start building a presence in the online community with a persona so people will trust you with whatever skills and knowledge you might bring to the table. Sometimes, however, potential customers or employers will look you up on the internet to see what you're about.

Imagine them coming across old videos of you pulling nasty pranks or making rude gestures and comments to others on camera. You might have recorded them decades ago, when you were young, but content like this can still mar your image.

Removing Yourself From Old Habits or WaysWho we were ten years ago might be a far cry from who we are today. Old videos of you doing stupid tricks or other embarrassing things can make you feel bad. Hanging onto feelings like this isn't healthy.

Deleting an old YouTube channel helps you get a fresh new start. A way to showcase the person you've become and erase the embarrassing things of a decade ago.

You've Had a Bad Experience With YouTube and Want to Move OnThe last reason is that you're tired of the YouTube platform and want to either move on to another video-sharing site or leave this social media website altogether. It's also possible you've had enough bad experiences, and you're done with it for now.

How Hard Is It to Delete an Old YouTube Account?

It's not all that easy to delete an old YouTube account if you've lost the login information to access that channel. Some people have several Gmail accounts and don't know which one was used to create their old channel, so it makes it even more difficult to recover the password.

YouTube's terms of service state that they will remove accounts that have been inactive for at least six months. However, many users report that it isn't the case because their old channels are still up and viewable years after they quit logging into the account. When you try to contact YouTube, you're often met with unhelpful comments.

How Can DoNotPay Help With Deleting Old YouTube Accounts?

DoNotPay can help you in a few different ways when you're seeking to remove an old account on YouTube. Some of our helpful tools include:

  • Password recovery
  • Unban an account
  • Handle customer service issues for you

When it comes to deleting an account, DoNotPay is easy to use and won't take up too much of your time, unlike the task of trying to go through the steps of removing the channel yourself. The simple steps to this process include:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Once we've handled the situation, you're good to go. It does take a bit for the channel to be deleted, but give it a little tim, and you won't have to worry about the old account coming back to haunt you.

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