Block friends


After September 18th, you’ll no longer be able to send messages directly on YouTube. Some parts of this feature may go away before this date, such as sharing a video as a message. 
If you’d like to save a copy of your messages:

  1. Go to
  2. In the YouTube section, select "All data included" to choose which data you want to keep.
  3. Deselect all data except "Chats".
  4. Select OK
  5. Select Next step.
  6. Select “Create archive”.
  7. You’ll receive an email when your archive is ready.
  8. Download all of your chats as a .zip file.


When you block a  YouTube friend, they will not be able to share videos or chat with you on YouTube. This will also block the friend from seeing or commenting on content you've posted, and block the friend in some other Google products and services.  

Block friends

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to the inbox tab .
  3. Tap Shared.
  4. Tap View friends.
  5. Select a friend and a small window will show at the bottom of your screen.
  6. Select Block.

If you feel you’re being bullied or harassed by someone, please see more information on how to protect yourself from Bullying and Harassment

​Unblock users

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Tap your Account icon  in the top right corner.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Go to “History & privacy”.
  5. Tap Blocked friends.
  6. Select Unblock.


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