Re-enable hidden channel

You may see the message, "Your YouTube channel has content but has been disabled" in your Content page. If so, your channel is hidden and your videos and other content are currently not viewable to others. 

This status may have happened because you chose to hide your channel through Google Account settings.

You can still watch, like, and subscribe, and that activity will be fully private. If you want to make your content viewable, or use other features, you must turn on the channel.

How to turn on your channel and show content

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to create a channel and fill out the form. This action will restore your YouTube channel. 
    • In the form, don't click "To use a business or other name, click here." This action will create a channel instead of restoring your hidden channel.
  3. After you re-create your public channel, you can make your videos and playlists viewable in the Videos page.

If you have a Brand Account

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Account and then Add or manage your channel(s).
  5. Select the hidden channel.
  6. When asked to create a channel, click OK.
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