YouTube Operations Guide

Add channels to your allowlist

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

Your allowlist was previously known as your whitelist.

The Content ID allowlist lets Content Managers protect certain channels from automated Content ID claims.

  • If you have an agreement with a channel ahead of time and have cleared them to use your content, you can add them to your allowlist so claims will not appear on their uploads. This is particularly important for licensed content.

    • For example, if you're a music label and you've licensed your music to a car company’s channel that regularly uses your music in their videos, you should add the channel to your allowlist to avoid claiming their content.

  • Learn how to add channels to your allowlist.
Note: Channels that have been added to your allowlist cannot be invited to join your content owner account.
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