Change your purchase verification settings for purchases on YouTube

You can choose whether or not to allow “quick purchases” on your YouTube account. When the quick purchases option is turned on, any device which you are signed into will be able to make YouTube purchases without any additional verification.

By default, purchase verification is already turned on, and applies to every device associated with your Google Account. When purchase verification is on, that means certain information, like your Google Account password, is required in order to make a purchase on YouTube. Having purchase verification turned on can help prevent accidental or unauthorized charges. If you don’t want to require verification, see below for how to turn on quick purchases instead.

Things to know:
  • Your preferred verification method may not be applicable in all purchase scenarios. In some instances, you may still be required to verify via another method that is not your chosen one.
  • If needed, you can always change or reset your Google Account password.

Turn on purchase verification

You don't need to manually turn on purchase verification — it's turned on by default at the account level. This means that any device associated with your Google account will be impacted when you turn on or turn off verification settings.

Turn on quick purchases

Turning on quick purchases will disable purchase verification across all devices associated with your Google Account. To turn on quick purchases:
  1. Click on your profile picture Profile .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Billing & payments.
  4. Click Enable quick purchases.
  5. Re-enter your password when prompted.
  6. You will now see “Quick purchases is enabled." 

Note: Disabling purchase verification by turning on quick purchases may result in unauthorized purchases. By disabling purchase verification, you assume responsibility for all charges.

Re-enable purchase verification

You can turn on purchase verification again at any time for increased protection against unauthorized or accidental purchases. To re-enable your purchase verification:
  1. Click on your profile picture Profile .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Billing & payments.
  4. Click Disable quick purchases. 

When quick purchases are turned off, you will be asked for verification during every purchase, on every device associated with your Google Account.

 

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