How to Delete a YouTube Video Permanently [step by step guide]

Do you have a YouTube channel? I know you have one and you are looking for a method to delete a YouTube video as well.

Deleting a video from YouTube isn’t a herculean task provided you want to delete from your own channel.

In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the entire steps needed to delete a YouTube video. I have also included a method to force a person to delete a video he/ she posted, which has your content.


How to Delete a YouTube Video that you uploaded Permanently?

So without much ado, let’s get into the business. I have divided this tutorial into different parts for your convenience.

How to Delete a YouTube Video Forever from Your Channel?

The following are the steps you need to go through in order to delete a video from your own YouTube channel.

Step 1: Go to and click on sign in button. Obviously, what you get next is a sign in form. Don’t forget to provide the accurate credentials.

Step 2: Once you sign into the account, you will see the homepage. You have to access My Account section from the left sidebar.

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Step 3: On the page you get after clicking on My Account, you will get a Video Manager button as shown in the image. Simply, click on the same to proceed further.

Step 4: As you may already know, Video Manager is a workshop that features all the uploaded videos. You can mark the video(s) you want to delete here.


Step 5: On a final note, click on the drop-down menu labeled Actions and choose Delete. There you go!

N.B- By pressing the delete option, you must bear in mind that you are removing the video from YouTube forever. You can’t restore the same video. So, think twice before deleting anything. In case you want to hide videos, follow the same four steps given above and, choose Private or Unlisted at step five.

Now that you know how to delete a YouTube video permanently, let’s have a look at how a YT channel can be deleted.

How to Delete a YouTube Channel?

Do you think all the videos you uploaded on a channel are completely irrelevant? If you think they deserve nothing short of elimination, you should seriously think of deleting the whole channel itself.

Step 1: As always, you have to login to your YouTube account.

Step 2: Once you signed into YT, you will see a navigation bar on the top of the website. At the end of the same, you can spot your Google profile picture.

Clicking on it will reveal a new small options panel where you need to click on the gear-like button that leads to Settings.


Step 3: Account settings section is what we need here. Even after accessing it, you won’t get the exact option to delete the channel. So just click on Advanced.


Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom. Can you see it? There lies the button to deleting your YT channel. So press it. You may have to confirm your action to get rid of the possibility of accidental deletion.


Even though your YT account will be removed, it doesn’t affect other Google services like Drive, Gmail etc.

How to Delete a YouTube Playlist?

YouTube content creators build playlists to ease the search for their audience. If you are such a person and you want to delete a specific playlist on your channel, you should follow this guide.

Log into your account and, choose the correct playlist from the right sidebar. You can also do it by clicking on the Playlists tab as well.

Once you click on the selected playlist, you will see a Delete playlist button to the right of the name.


Now, you are a single click away from the deletion. Hit the Delete playlist button. That’s it.

How to Delete Videos of Others From another account (posted by someone else)?

Copycats are everywhere. They even copy your video and upload even the same content to their channel. In case you find any unpermitted use of your video content, you can get it removed in several steps. Here is the guide to delete a YouTube video that’s not yours.

Directly Contact the Owner:- Try to find the contact information of the channel owner. If you manage to get the communication details, you can directly present the issue before him/her.

Leave a Comment:- Though it’s not effective all the time, you must leave a comment under the video briefly describing the scenario.

Send a YT Message:- Open their channel and go to About tab. You will get a send message button. Use it to contact the owner and make him understand the seriousness of the issue.

Report:- Once you realize the methods given above haven’t worked, you should make use of reporting feature on YouTube. Besides Add to and Share beneath the playback screen, you can also see button of three dots labeled More.


Just click on it and, choose an appropriate reason for reporting. You get seven options to select one as the cause among which, only the last one is valid here.

YouTube will review your submission and, take immediate steps to stop the copying.

Sometimes, the copied video may get popular than us and it may make one heck of money. Then, you have to do something serious to stop such mockery.


YouTube Copyright Complaint Form helps you bring attention of the moderators quickly.

Wrapping Up

I hope now you know how to delete a YouTube video permanently.

In case you are left with any doubt, don’t forget to reach out to me using the comment section down below. I will be more than glad to help you out.

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