Replace or delete your video

You can delete any video that you've 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 that you have a backup saved.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Videos.
  3. Hover over the video that you'd like to delete and select More and then Delete forever .
  4. Tick the box to acknowledge that your video will be permanently deleted.

Creator Studio Classic instructions

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Creator Studio by clicking your profile picture and then Creator Studio.
  3. In the left-hand menu, select Video Manager and then Videos.
  4. Click the tick box next to the video(s) that you want to delete.
  5. At the top of the page, choose Actions and then Delete.

After you delete a video, the video URL and title will no longer be visible or searchable in YouTube Analytics. Data associated with the video, such as watch time, will still be part of aggregate reports, but it 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 that 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, polls, specific websites, etc. 
  • Change your video's title and description: You can organise 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 Centre. For copyright concerns, visit the Copyright Centre.
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