Access to YouTube during your Google Workspace trial

This article is for YouTube settings in Google Workspace.  

If you recently signed up for Google Workspace, your users might see the message, This account is not yet eligible to use YouTube, even if YouTube is turned on in your Google Admin console. 

Limited access is temporary

Note: This billing requirement does not apply to Education and Nonprofits editions. 

Once your account has met one of the following criteria, you and your users will have access to all features of YouTube: 

  • Google has processed a payment for your account of at least $30 USD (or equivalent in your currency). *This amount doesn’t include the cost to purchase your domain if you purchased it through Google Domains.  
  • Your Google Workspace account has existed for at least 30 days.
  • Your Google Workspace account was purchased from a reseller. (If you're not sure how your service was purchased, go to Do I have a reseller?)

If you signed up for Google Workspace directly from Google, you can make an early payment or pay for more user accounts to access all YouTube features. After you make the payment, it might take up to 72 hours before the payment is processed and YouTube access becomes available. 

All your users have to follow all Google Terms of Service and YouTube Terms of Service.

Why is access limited? 

To keep our systems healthy, Google Workspace accounts must meet minimum requirements to upload videos, add comments, create a channel, and other actions that require being signed into an account. 

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