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 users

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Messages.
  3. Select the Friends tab. 
  4. Click the Menu icon More menu icon next to a friend’s name and click Block.

​Unblock users

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to the Blocked users section of your Google Account. 
  3. You'll see a list of accounts you've blocked across Google products.
  4. To unblock someone, next to that person's name, select Remove  .



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