Using social media and third-party apps

Ads or Brand Channels that include social media from third-party sites or apps may only incorporate content that the advertiser owns and controls.

In addition to the above restrictions, when ads or Brand Channels incorporate third-party or Google-owned apps or APIs, all ads must meet the following criteria:

  • The advertiser must be wholly compliant with the third party's terms or have third-party approval where appropriate.
  • The advertiser must use an approved or official version of the API or app.
  • The advertiser may not pass any data from the third party either to or through YouTube's servers.

Some APIs won't be allowed on YouTube. You can ask your sales contact for more info.

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