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Required 2-Step Verification for Creators in the YouTube Partner Program
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Hi YPP Creators, 

Heads up – starting on November 1, 2021: YouTube will require all monetizing YouTube channels to enable 2-step verification (2SV). 

If you don’t turn on 2-Step Verification by November 1, you will not be able to access YouTube Studio or YouTube Studio Content Manager until you secure your account with 2SV. So it’s important that you set this up to continue to access YouTube Studio and manage your content. We recommend turning on 2SV from your Google Account page today. And note that anyone with any level of access to your channel will need to have 2SV enabled by November 1st to continue accessing that channel. 

What is 2-Step Verification 
2SV is a tool that helps keep bad actors out even if they get your login information (username and password). Once enabled, each time you sign into your Google Account, you'll need your password and a second form of verification. This helps protect your YouTube channel (and Google Account) from unauthorized access, phishing, malware, or data breaches. Learn more about how 2-Step Verification works.

How to enable 2-Step Verification
From your Google Account page, click on “Get Started” and follow the steps to add this extra layer of security for your YouTube channel. You’ll also receive notifications directly in YouTube Studio to prompt you to get started. If you have multiple Google Accounts, make sure you enable 2SV for the Google Account associated with your YouTube channel! 

What happens next?
Once you enable 2SV, signing into your account will work a little differently:
  1. Whenever you sign into Google, you'll enter your password as usual.
  2. Next, a code will be sent to your phone via text, voice call, or our mobile app. Or, if you have a Security Key, you can insert it into your computer’s USB port.
What else can I do to protect my account? 
  • Create a strong password and don’t share it!
  • Check your channel-level permissions under ‘Settings’ and verify they’re correct. This is important because it determines who has access to your YouTube channel.
  • Avoid phishing scams & remember to always report phishing emails.
  • Check out more ways to Secure Your YouTube Account on our YouTube Creators channel. 

As always, reach out to us with any questions!
– Jensen (TeamYouTube)
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I had the same question with Andrew Hatchett. How about if the user doesnt join the YouTube Partner Program? Is that impacted? Or only members of YouTube Partner Program are required to do the 2FA/2SV?

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As said in the title of this thread, only creators in YPP require 2FA, regular creators i think are not impacted AFAIK.
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What about those who have no interest at all in monetizing their channels but are creating videos for their own private groups, families, etc? Will they be made to use 2fa as well?
 
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I am not obligated to share my phone number with anyone!!!!
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Plz help me 
how do verified my YouTube channel
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well this is all fine and expected since the amount of channel hijack cases keep on rising

but will channel managers will be to access the channel studio if 2fa is off one of them ? 
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"I am not obligated to share my phone number with anyone!!!!"

OsmundNeuron true however YT is not obliged to give you monetisation nor let you create a channel. Choices have consequences.

This is to be expected however they need to provide a physical device for those who choose it as it will be 100% reliable compared to phone methods.
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Volcanic TV No channel has been hacked as contrary to ego none are worth it. They have all been compromised by the idiot using the device. I am talking from personal experience as I was one of those idiots in the past until I learned more about online security, AV, FW, etc. The only upside is back then it had no real negative impact on my life. However the lessons I learned then means I have never had any account so far, touch wood, compromised.

There is a reason in my country you can not report pick pockets unless you actually feel them in your pocket nor break ins if you leave your key in the door or your window wide open. In the first case you can only report a loss in the later two burglary.

It is also why you need to walk out of the store without paying for an item before you are considered a shop lifter.
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2-step verification is a total nightmare if your phone stops working, or if you need to replace your phone.  I now experience a lot of anxiety over my entire Google account because of having this option on.  It certainly doesn't offer me any sense of security--quite the opposite, I now live in fear of losing access to my account.
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I had the same question with Andrew Hatchett. How about if the user doesnt join the YouTube Partner Program? Is that impacted? Or only members of YouTube Partner Program are required to do the 2FA/2SV?

UPDATE:
As said in the title of this thread, only creators in YPP require 2FA, regular creators i think are not impacted AFAIK.
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All well and good but you are forgetting one thing and it is extremely important SMS or text is not advised as a priority communication method even by mobile networks. This means even having a mobile does not mean you will get it within the kill time you decide for the code.

I have a 2FA/V with a couple of games I play but that is because I could buy a device that needed registering against the accounts, and then the code they created became accepted. However I did not buy either, nor activate until the devices were sold in brick and mortar stores where I lived. This happened at least 1 year after they were released for online sales.

I know people who have tried the voice call option and nothing happened.
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This is Dad's Princess .
Problem 1 : I have changed my channel name before 3weeks but In My Home Page Channel name was not changed .
Problem 2 : About Page I have typed but It was not changed . 
Problem 3 : Watch Hours not adding

It's not changed . Please check it And.
Please  resolve it soon. I'm Waiting ...


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It's Home Page
Its About Page
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