How to Appeal Removal of a Video on YouTube

(YouTube Articles – by Joe Tracy, copyright 2009) There are times that a video is removed by the team at YouTube and the video creator feels it was removed unjustly and wants to appeal.  Here are the steps you need to follow in order to appeal the removal of your video from YouTube:

Step 1: Read the YouTube Community Guidelines. This may give you an indication as to why your video was removed from YouTube. The Guidelines, under the section Don’t Cross the Line, are very clear as to what actions will cause a video to be removed. If, after reading the Guidelines, you feel your video was still injustly removed from YouTube, then you can file an appeal.

Step 2: Make sure you are logged into your YouTube account.

Step 3: Go to

Step 4: Answer “Yes” to the question.

Step 5: Click “Terms of Use Violation” to the follow up question.

Step 6: Click “contact us”

Step 7: Fill out the form and in the last field, put your appeal.  Remember, if you violated the Community Guidelines in your video then an appeal will not help your case. Only appeal a video you feel was unjustly removed.

Step 8: Click Submit and wait to hear back from YouTube!

Good luck with your appeal. If you are looking to find out why your video was removed from YouTube, then read our article, “How to Find Out Why Your Video was Removed from YouTube“.

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