Add YouTube video approvers for your organization

As a G Suite administrator, when you restrict access to YouTube videos for users at your work or school, you can allow certain users to approve YouTube content. If you use Classroom, you can allow verified Classroom teachers to approve YouTube content. After a video or channel is approved, it's available to all signed-in users in your organization.

Approvers have unrestricted YouTube access. They can play any video and read comments. You can review and remove approved videos and channels in the Admin console.

Add approvers by organizational unit or group

Before you begin: To apply the setting for certain users: Put their accounts in an organizational unit (to set by department) or put them in a configuration group (to set for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenAdditional Google Servicesand thenYouTube.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  5. Select Can approve videos.
  6. Click Save. If you configured an organizational unit or group, you might be able to Inherit/Override an organization or Unset a group.

Make verified Classroom teachers approvers

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenAdditional Google Servicesand thenYouTube.
  3. Click Content Settings and then Special Approvers.
  4. Check the box.
  5. Click Save.

Note: It can take up to 24 hours for changes to take effect.

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