Manage ID or video verification in your Google Account

If you've completed ID or video verification to access advanced YouTube features, you can delete your verification at any time.

Once your channel history is established, your verification is automatically deleted. This can take a few months or up to 2 years. If you don't use advanced features within a year, it's also deleted.

Important: If you remove your video verification or valid ID before you establish your channel history, you'll lose access to advanced features. To regain access, you’ll need to build your YouTube channel history or complete verification again.

Delete an identity document

  1. In your Google Account, go to the Identity document section.
  2. Select Delete Delete and then Delete.
Your ID will be deleted from your Google Account. However, if you’re suspended from YouTube for violating our policies, we may save your ID for a period of time so that we can enforce our policies.

Delete video verification

Your video will be deleted from your Google Account. However, if you’re suspended from YouTube for violating our policies, we may save your video for a period of time so that we can enforce our policies.
  1. In your Google Account, go to Video verification.
  2. Select Delete Delete and then Delete.

Remove video consent

When you submit a video for verification, you have the option to allow Google to use your verification video to help ongoing efforts to develop facial recognition and age estimation technology.

To change this permission:

  1. In your Google account, go to the Video verification section.
  2. Under “Preferences,” turn Improve Google services on or off.
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