Deleting your own videos

Here’s how to delete videos you’ve uploaded.

  1. Make sure you’re signed in to your account
  2. Click the down arrow next to upload button at the top of the page, then Video Manager.
  3. Select the videos you want to delete by clicking the checkboxes next to them (multiple videos can be deleted at once)
  4. Delete by clicking the Actions button at the top of the page, then Delete
  5. Confirm you want to delete the videos

Nobody will be able to view the video after you delete it; however, it may take some time for video search results and thumbnail images to disappear.

You can only remove videos that you have uploaded yourself. To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, or privacy complaints, please visit the Safety Center. For copyright concerns, please visit the Copyright Center.

Don’t forget, though: video deletions are permanent, so be careful. Once you’ve deleted a video, you can’t recover it through YouTube, so make sure you have a backup or really want to delete it.