Remove linked channels

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

When you remove a linked channel, you eliminate the link between that channel and your Content Manager. You lose the ability to:

  • Control monetization for the videos on that channel 
  • Claim videos for that channel
  • Set if the channel owner can claim and monetize the channel’s videos (the ability to claim videos is reserved for the Content Manager by default)
  • See historical revenue and performance data for that channel
Note: Removing a channel from your account does not remove the channel from YouTube or delete any of the content on the channel. Any of your partner-uploaded claims will be released, but claims on user-generated content won't be impacted. If you want to release any claims, release them before removing the channel.

Remove a channel from your Content Manager

To remove a linked channel from your Content Manager:

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager beta.
  2. From the left menu, select Channels.
  3. Check the box next to the channel you’d like to remove.
  4. Select UNLINK and then CONFIRM.

Remove a linked channel in Content Manager Classic

  1. Click Channel in the left-hand navigation pane of the Video Manager.
  2. An overview list of the currently linked channels appears.
  3. Select the check box next to the channel(s) you want to remove.
  4. Choose Unlink channel from the Actions drop-down list.
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