Turn YouTube on or off for users

If you're an administrator of Google accounts for an organization, you can control who uses YouTube from their account. Just turn YouTube on or off for those people in your Google Admin console. People who have YouTube turned on can use it to upload and watch videos from their account.

To control who uses YouTube in your organization

Before you begin: To turn the service on or off for a set of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.

  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. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service Compose.

  4. To apply settings to all organizations, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save

  5. To apply settings to individual organizational units, do the following: 

    • At the left, select the organizational unit that contains the users whose settings you want to change.
    • To change the setting, select On or Off.
    • To keep the setting the same, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
    • If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about the organizational structure.

Can't turn on YouTube? There might be restrictions against using that service in your area. For details, see Unable to turn on a service.

Next steps

Learn to use YouTube at the YouTube Help Center.

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