How To Delete A YouTube Video?

How To Delete A YouTube Video?

Do you want to delete a video on your YouTube channel? If you have done it before, you would know how simple and easy it is to do so. But if you are doing it for the first time, or you are a new creator, you might need to know the right steps to delete a video. Well, there can be several reasons why a person could want to delete a video on his channel. 

You may have uploaded a video by mistake and want it removed from your channel or you may want to create a better version of a video that is already published on your channel. No matter what the reason is, the process will be the same, and it will take a few minutes to do so. We are here to guide you through all the steps of deleting a YouTube video. So, without any further ado, let’s see how to delete a YouTube video. 

How To Delete A YouTube Video?

1.     On Desktop

In this section, we will discuss how you can delete a video on the desktop. The process, as we said, is pretty simple. But it involves a few steps that you will need to follow. Let’s have a look at them. 

1.      Open YouTube on your computer 

The first thing that you will need to do here is to open YouTube on your computer, so visit www.YouTube.com. After opening YouTube, you will need to log into your account if you haven’t already. Click on the ‘Sign In’ option, and enter the required details. However, if you have already logged into your account, you are good to go. But make sure that you are logged in with the account that is associated with your YouTube channel as this is the place where you want to delete the video. 

2.      Click on ‘My Channel’

After logging into your account, you will need to open the ‘My Channel’ section. You can do it by clicking on your profile picture that is displayed on the upper right corner of the screen. After clicking on the profile picture or the channel logo, you will see this section in the options, just click on it.

3.      Click on the YouTube Studio button

When you enter the ‘My Channel’ section, you will get to see all the videos that you have uploaded. You will also be able to see the playlists that you have created on your channel. But this isn’t what we are here to see, as our purpose is to delete a video. To delete a video, you will need to open YouTube Studio. So, you will need to click the ‘YouTube Studio’ button in order to proceed. You will find this button in front of your channel icon along with the ‘Customize Channel’ button. 

4.      Select the videos tab

Once you have opened the YouTube Studio, you have done the most part. Now, you will need to select the ‘videos’ tab that you will find on the channel menu. If you are facing issues finding it, just look under the dashboard on the left corner, you will find it there. Open it, and you will see all your past uploads. 

5.      Click on delete

After opening the videos section, you will need to find the particular video that you want to delete. When you hover your mouse on that video, you will see two options, one will be the play button, and the other will be three stacked dots (options). Now, you will need to click on the stacked dots to open the menu, and you will find the delete option there. 

When you click on delete, you will see a pop-up box on the screen, which will say ask if you want to delete the video permanently. If you want to delete it permanently, check the box and click on delete. The video that you wanted to get rid of will be deleted permanently. 

Well, this is how easy it is to delete a video on YouTube. You might be thinking there are several steps that need to be followed, but we explained everything in detail to help you get the idea. Once you delete a video, you will understand how easy it is, and you will be able to repeat the process in a few seconds the next time you have to delete a video. 

2.     On Mobile 

Deleting a YouTube video is even simpler on mobile as compared to desktop. You will be able to do the job in lesser time, and it will be convenient as well. Let’s have a look at the steps one by one. 

  • Open the YouTube app on your mobile, and log into your account if you haven’t already. 
  • Click on your profile picture or channel icon to open the menu. Click on ‘Your Channel’ and you will see all the videos that you have uploaded on your channel. Click on the ‘videos’ option to open that particular section.
  • After entering this section, you will need to find the video that you want to delete. Scroll through the videos to find that video, and then click on the stacked dots to open options. 
  • You will see find an option to delete the video. Click on that, and then you will need to confirm if you want to delete or not. Press ‘OK’ if you really want to delete that video, and you will be done.

This is how you delete a YouTube video on mobile. As we said, it is even easier than doing it on the desktop, and you will be able to do it in lesser time as well. However, both options are reliable and you can choose according to your convenience. 

Conclusion 

We hope you got clarity on how to delete a YouTube video permanently. If you decide to delete a video on your channel, you can follow either of the above-mentioned methods. But make sure that you want to delete it before proceeding because you can’t get it undone once the video is deleted.