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How to Report a YouTube Video (3 Quick Hacks)

YouTube offers you a wide range of videos from various genres catering to its huge global audience. It’s possible that certain channels are broadcasting material that is not suitable for them. In such a scenario, it is essential for viewers to identify those channels and report them.

If you are wondering about how to report a YouTube Video this article will guide you through all the steps. You can report a video if it contains anything that you believe to be offensive or illegal, including pornographic, libelous, or hateful speech.

You might fear that someone else will report it or that reporting might cause harm to your social image or privacy. However, we can guarantee you that reporting will not result in any repercussions, and in fact, this will assist YouTube to adhere to its community standards.

So let’s get started!

What Happens When you Report Someone on YouTube?

When somebody reports a video, it does not immediately disappear. 

The criteria that get followed while reporting are:

YouTube Community Guidelines

The Community Guidelines on YouTube have specified types of prohibited content. All content is subject to these rules, including videos, comments, links, and thumbnails.

YouTube uses a combination of human and machine learning to enforce these Community Guidelines, and treat everyone equally—regardless of the subject or the creator’s history, political perspective, position, or affiliation.

The areas covered within the guidelines are mentioned below:

  • Spam and deceptive practices
  • Violent or dangerous content
  • Misinformation

YouTube Report History 

In order to assess whether or not videos are in violation of its Community Guidelines, YouTube reviews user flags. You can check the status of videos you’ve reported by visiting the Reporting History page.

The following status can be viewed on the page:

  • Live Videos that are either not reviewed or don’t violate Community Guidelines according to YouTube.
  • It was removed: YouTube videos that get taken down.
  • Restricted: Videos that have been set to a restricted state, such as limited features or age restrictions.

How to check youtube report history

When you visit YouTube, go to “Home”. On the left is a sidebar for quick access to playlists and subscribed channels, followed by Settings, Report History, Help, and Send Feedback. 

How to Report a YouTube Video on Mobile

The YouTube team reviews reported videos 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Method 1

To report a video on iPhone follow these steps:

  1. Visit the video that you want to report.
  2. At the top, click More.
  3. Click Report.
  4. Decide on a reason to report.

Method 2

How to Report a YouTube Video
How to Report a YouTube Video

To report a YouTube video on an Android phone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the video that you want to report.
  2. Click Report.
  3. Decide on a reason to report.

How Many Reports to Get Banned on YouTube

To get banned on YouTube, a YouTube channel must receive 3 Community Guidelines strikes in 90 days and should have 1 instance of severe abuse and should be violating guidelines. This results in the removal of all the videos from the channel.

FAQ: How to Report a YouTube Video

Can YouTubers see who reported them?

It is not possible for YouTubers to see the person behind reporting their videos. You can anonymously report a video on YouTube.

How many reports does it take to delete a YouTube video?

To get a YouTube video deleted, it should receive at least 3 Community Guidelines strikes in 90 days, have 1 instance of severe abuse, and be violating guidelines. In such a scenario, a video gets deleted from YouTube.

How do you get a YouTube video taken down?

If you think a particular video is violating YouTube Policies, you can report the video immediately. The video will be removed if it doesn’t adhere to the guidelines. 

How do I delete someone else’s YouTube channel?

As a viewer, we do not have the discretion to delete someone’s channel.

How long does it take for YouTube to respond to a report?

Once somebody reports a video, YouTube staff reviews it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case, the reported video doesn’t violate YouTube’s guidelines, the content would not be deleted.


This article gives you a comprehensive on how to report a YouTube Video. We would be glad to hear your queries and suggestions in the comments below.

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Suchismita Chakraborty
Suchismita Chakraborty
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