How To Report A Video On Youtube

YouTube is a great social media platform with a large number of excellent videos. Because anyone can upload (and comment on) videos, you may come across something offensive or abusive. Fortunately, you can report videos and harsh comments to YouTube to let them know that there’s something’s wrong.

Thousands of videos are uploaded every day to YouTube. As it’s one of the most significant video search engines, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of them are inappropriate or illegal. All users must follow YouTube’s community guidelines when they upload videos.

Whether you have been reported or are planning to report someone, it’s essential to understand how and when violations occur and what happens once YouTube is notified. Let’s take a look at how to report a video on YouTube.  Step by step.

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What Does YouTube’s Community Guidelines Prohibit?

For a good reason, YouTube’s Community Guidelines are a little hazy. The uncertainty gives Google considerable freedom in deciding what types of content are allowed on the platform. They specifically cover the following topics in the guidelines:

  • Nudity or sexual content
  • Harmful or dangerous content
  • Hateful content
  • Violent or graphic content
  • Harassment and cyberbullying
  • Spam and misleading
  • Promotes terrorism
  • Copyright infringement
  • Privacy violations
  • Capital issue
  • Child abuse

If you see videos that violate these guidelines (or anything else you find questionable), then you can report it.

How to report a video on YouTube?

YouTube’s report a video feature is somewhat hidden, so it’s easy to overlook if you are unaware of it.

Step 1: Make sure you’re signed in to your YouTube account first.

Step 2: To report a video, open the video and click on the three dots icon below the video.
Then click on the “Report” option after it appears.

Step 3: Click the Next button after selecting the most relevant issue from the list of options.

You can then add specific timestamps where violations occurred and additional details to help the review team make the best conclusion possible.

How to report a YouTube comment?

Here are the steps you can take to report a YouTube comment:

Step 1: Make sure you’re signed in to YouTube (you always need to be signed in to report things).

Step 2: Go to the comment section containing the comment you want to report.

Step 3: To report a comment, hover over the comment, select the three dots menu and click “Report“.

Step 4: Select the most appropriate reason from the options that appear.

Step 5: By clicking the Report button, you can report the YouTube comment.

Here are a few options you need to know!


Every minute, YouTube estimates that approximately 500 hours’ worth of video is uploaded to the site. YouTube allows users to flag inappropriate content for review by their staff to assist with content filtering. YouTube staff members review flagged content 24 hours a day for a variety of reasons. If you or someone else flags a video, it does not necessarily remove it.

According to YouTube, videos are only removed if they do not follow the guidelines. Videos that are violent or not acceptable for all ages may be marked. Users who flag videos remain anonymous, but the person who originally uploaded the video is notified that it has been flagged and reviewed.


Users who are dissatisfied with the flagging option can report a video to YouTube directly. Reporting is a lot more severe than flagging a video, so anyone who reports must be sure it’s for a clear violation of YouTube’s policy. Impersonation, spam or phishing videos, threats, cyberbullying, and even videos of death or injury are some of the most common reasons for reporting.

The issue of copyright

Copyright violation is taken seriously by YouTube. If your video or one you find online violates copyright, it can be flagged and reviewed by YouTube staff. In a copyright report, the complainant must adequately describe the infringement, specify the video’s Web site, and provide contact information so that YouTube officials can verify the violation.


If their content is deleted from the site, video uploaders are not automatically banned. Instead, YouTube sets community guidelines or copyright strikes, each with its strike counts.

Termination of accounts

May terminate user accounts on youtube. A user will not be able to access or create new YouTube accounts when this happens. Users who violate the site’s guidelines or terms of service on a regular basis may have their accounts suspended or deleted. Can delete an account instantly if a video is reported for extreme abuse, such as predatory behaviour. YouTube videos that have been flagged for harassment, impersonation, or hate can be removed without warning.

What should I do if I have an issue with YouTube?

Visit to sign in. From the menu under “Need more help?  Click Contact Us.” You will be prompted to email Creator Support.

I hope you understand what happens when you report a YouTube video. Leave a comment below if you have any queries about this topic!