How to Delete My YouTube Account

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For every Google or Gmail account you create, you automatically get an associated YouTube account. Deleting a YouTube account is tricky, as you don’t want to delete your entire Google account. This guide shows you how to delete a YouTube account without entirely deleting the Google account.

How to Delete YouTube Account on Computer

Step 1: Sign in to your Google account at
Step 2: Under “Account Preferences“, click on the “Delete your account or services” link.
Step 3: Select “Delete Products“.
Step 4: Introduce your password in the required field.
Step 5: Tap the trash-bin icon next to YouTube.
Step 6: Confirm that you want to delete your YouTube account. Pay attention not to delete your whole Google account.

How to Delete YouTube Account on App

Would you like to get rid of the account in the YouTube app on your phone? Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: On your mobile device, open the YouTube app.
Step 2: Go to “Settings“, and then select “Accounts“.
Step 3: Long press on the account you wish to remove until a pop-up menu appears.
Step 4: Tap on the “Open Account” tab.
Step 5: On the dialog box that appears, tap on the “Remove Account” button.
Step 6: Acknowledge the pop-up dialog box to confirm the process. The procedure will remove the selected account permanently from your mobile device.

Note: There isn’t a way of permanently deleting the YouTube account on mobile phones. Hence you may want to use your computer to clear your YouTube account completely together with all the details.


Deleting your YouTube account can sometimes be frustrating. Please note that a YouTube account is not the same thing as a YouTube channel. Remember also that your YouTube account is linked to your Google account. As shown in our guide, you can permanently delete a YouTube account by following the steps at the page. You can also remove your YouTube account from the mobile app. Before deleting your account, you may like to check how to save YouTube videos that you can view later on any device. If you have further questions on how to delete YouTube account, just drop us a line in the comment section below.

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