At YouTube, we take account security seriously, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that you’re best equipped with the tools to protect your Google Account.

To secure your channel, we encourage you to take four simple steps:

Enable 2-Step Verification, which means you’ll protect your account with both your password and an additional device.You can activate 2SV for your Google Account by visiting
and clicking “Get Started”.

Set channel-level permissions under ‘Settings’ on your dashboard and check they’re correct on a regular basis, as this determines who has access to your YouTube channel.

Create a strong password and do not share. A secure password, that includes a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and updated recovery information help protect your Google Account.

We recommend you do not share your password with anyone.

Avoid & report phishing and malware scams. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into revealing personal information, such as a password, or to download files or software, which can be ‘malware’ that’s designed to harm your computer or mobile device.

Knowing what to look for means you can get ahead of potential scams like these.For more in-depth best practices, we have put together a list of things you can do right now to stay safer online.

If you would like further support, please contact the YouTube Creator Support team.

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