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 change 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 Content.
  3. Point to 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 deleted permanently.
  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 that you upload to YouTube will get a new URL. Instead, you can change 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 specific websites and more.
  • Change your video's title and description: You can organise and change 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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