Replace or delete your video

You can delete any video you uploaded to your YouTube channel. You can’t replace a video since any new video uploads will get a new URL, but you can make changes to the existing video. 

Delete your own videos

You can remove any videos that you uploaded from your own Google Account. If you delete a video, it's permanently deleted — you can't recover it through YouTube. If you’d like to watch the video in the future, make sure you have a backup saved.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Hover over the video you’d like to delete and select More  and then Delete forever  .
  4. Check the box to acknowledge that your video will be permanently deleted.
  5. Select DELETE FOREVER.

When you choose to delete a video from your YouTube channel, we immediately start the removal process and it will no longer be searchable within YouTube. Data associated with the video such as Watch time will still be part of aggregate reports, but will not be attributed to the deleted video. Learn how to delete videos in bulk.

Replace a video 

You can’t replace a video because any new video you upload to YouTube will get a new URL. Instead, you can make changes to an existing video: 

  • Trim your video: On a computer, you can cut out the beginning, middle, or end of your video.
  • Add cards to your video: You can use cards to add new elements to your video. Cards can show other video titles, specific websites, etc. 
  • Change your video's title and description: You can organize and make changes to your video's title, category, description, and privacy settings. 
To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, or privacy complaints, visit the Safety Center. For copyright concerns, visit the Copyright Center.
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