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Give certain users unrestricted YouTube access

This article is for YouTube settings in Google Workspace. To enable Restricted Mode on a personal Google Account, go to Disable or enable Restricted Mode.

As a Google Workspace administrator, you can give unrestricted YouTube access to specific users at your work or school. These users can then view any YouTube content when they're signed in with their work or school accounts. However, users that Google Workspace for Education admins designate as under the age of 18 can't access content marked 18+.

Note: Google Workspace accounts in the free trial period do not have access to some features in YouTube.

Remove access restrictions for select users

Before you begin: If needed, learn how to apply the setting to a department or group.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2.  In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenAdditional Google Servicesand thenYouTube.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. (Optional) To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced). Show me how

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Select Unrestricted YouTube access.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

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