Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Reporting videos

We rely on YouTube community members to flag content that they find inappropriate.

YouTube staff review flagged videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and videos that violate our Community Guidelines are removed from YouTube. Videos that may not be appropriate for all younger audiences are age-restricted.

Flagged videos are not automatically taken down by the flagging system. If a video doesn't violate our guidelines, no amount of flagging will change that, and the video will stay on the site.

How to flag a video:

  1. To the right of the video player, click More.
  2. Highlight and click the Report.
  3. Click on the reason for flagging that best fits the violation within the video.
  4. Provide any additional details that may help the review team make their decision.

Flagging videos is anonymous. Users cannot tell who flagged a video; however, we do require you to be logged in to use our flagging tools.

Flag a channel

You may report users, inappropriate background images or profile avatars through the reporting flow located on the bottom of every channel.

How to flag a channel:

  1. Visit the channel page you wish to report.
  2. Click About.
  3. Click the flag icon .
  4. Select the option that best describes your issue.
Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?