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Report videos, images, or titles

Report inappropriate content

We rely on YouTube community members to report content that they find inappropriate. Reporting content is anonymous, so others can't tell who made the report.

When something is reported, it's not automatically taken down. Content that violates our Community Guidelines is removed from YouTube.

Report a video

YouTube staff review reported videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A video can be reported at any time once uploaded to YouTube. If our review team finds no violations, no amount of reporting will change that and the video will remain on our site.

  1. Go to the video that you’d like to report.
  2. To the right of the video title, click More .
  3. Click Report  .
  4. Select the reason for reporting and fill out the relevant info.
  5. Click NEXT.
  6. Fill out any additional info and click REPORT.

Report a thumbnail or title

You can report a video thumbnail or title in your feed.
  1. Go to the thumbnail that you’d like to report.
  2. Below the thumbnail, click More .
  3. Click Report .
  4. Select the reason for reporting.
  5. Click REPORT.


Other reporting options

If the flagging process doesn’t accurately capture your issue, we have some additional reporting mechanisms for you to use.

Privacy reporting

To file a privacy complaint, start the privacy complaint process. Your privacy is always respected during this process.

Moment of death or critical injury footage

We try to respect the wishes of families regarding footage of their loved ones being critically injured. If you've identified content showing a family member at the moment of death or critical injury and you want it removed, please get in touch with us using our webform.

We review each request carefully, but please note that we take public interest and newsworthiness into account when determining whether content will be removed.


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