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Close your AdSense for YouTube account

If you no longer want to use AdSense for YouTube, you can close your AdSense for YouTube account. After closing your AdSense for YouTube account you will stop earning money on your YouTube channel.

Note: Closing your AdSense for YouTube account is different from closing your Google Account. When you close your Google Account, all Google product accounts associated with that account will be closed, and you'll be unable to access the accounts in the future. Your Gmail username will also be deleted and can't be used again in the future. Learn more about deleting your Google Account.

Before you close your AdSense for YouTube account

You might want to export your reporting data. You won’t have access to performance reports from your account when your account is closed.

Requirements for closing your AdSense for YouTube account

Requirements to receive a final payment from your AdSense for YouTube account

After you close your AdSense for YouTube account, you'll receive a final payment within approximately 90 days of the end of the month, provided that:

Your final payment will be paid to the primary payment method on your payments profile.

How to close your AdSense for YouTube account

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click Account and then Settings and then Account information.
  3. On the "Account information" page, click Close account.
    Note: If you don't see the option to close your account, you may not be an account Administrator.
  4. Review the information on the "Closing your account" page.

  5. Select the checkbox for each account you want to close.
    Note: If the account checkbox is inactive, it means you can't close your account. This could be because your address needs verifying, your payments are on hold, or the account has a conflicting product (e.g., an Ad Manager account that prevents AdSense for YouTube account closure). After you've verified your address, removed the hold, or closed your Ad Manager account, you can complete the steps to close your account. For more information, see:
  6. Click Close account.
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