How to Report a YouTube Channel

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Philippe Gloaguen

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You stai chiedendo how to report a YouTube channel? Very well, here we are! In this tutorial we explain step by step the procedure for reporting a particular channel within the famous social video platform. This is not a long or complex operation: in a few simple steps you will have succeeded in your intent. But no delay: let's go!

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How to report a channel on YouTube

Before moving on to the various steps to be taken to report the channel, it is necessary to make a necessary premise: without a Google account with which to access the portal you will not be able to do anything. So, if you haven't done so yet, create a Google profile, log in to your account and only at this point you can start reporting the channels that in your opinion violate the terms and conditions of use of the service (you can find them here).

Therefore, make sure that all the requirements are met in order to proceed with the report. In any case, even if you wanted to make a joke, it will always be YouTube to decide whether or not to take action against the reported channel. Another important aspect: if you are wondering how to report a channel on YouTube from the app, know that at the moment this possibility is not contemplated. You can only proceed in browser-based desktop mode.

Computer procedure

Now we can start with the method to use if you intend to proceed from a PC. First of all, open your favorite browser and go to the YouTube home. At the top right you will see the "Login" button: click on it and enter your access data in the appropriate fields to login. Once this is done, locate the channel you want to report.

Once you have reached this point, click on the Information item (top menu) and then click with the flag located at the bottom right. A menu will open from which you will have to choose the option you prefer: you have "Block user", "Report channel graphics", "Report channel icon" or "Report user" available. If you choose one of the first three options, you will see a page open through which you will have to confirm your intentions: to do this you have to click on “Submit”. If your choice fell on the channel owner's report, you must indicate the precise reason for which you are making this report (there are several preset), and then click on “Report”.

Procedure to smartphone

If, on the other hand, you are using a smartphone, you should know that - as we told you a few lines above - you cannot do this using the YouTube app. To succeed in your intent you must therefore necessarily go to your browser and open the site from there by enabling the desktop view mode. Having said that, then, take your smartphone or iPhone and access the screen where the browser icons are grouped: choose Chrome if you have an Android smartphone or Safari if you use an iOS iPhone.

After entering the browser, go to the YouTube home page and enable desktop view. How to do? It depends if you are using Chrome or Safari: in the first case on Android, tap the button with the three vertical dots (icon at the top right) and select the item "Desktop site" from the menu that opens. On iOS, on the other hand, press the [...] which is located at the bottom right and then from the menu that appears select the item "Request desktop site". In the second case, instead, make a long tap on the circular arrow (address bar) and select "Request desktop site".

In case you are using Firefox, from Android tap the button with the three dots vertically at the top right and choose the Desktop mode option, while from iOS press the [...] always present in the address bar and choose the item Request desktop version.

Once the desktop version of the YouTube site has been activated, you are already well under way and you just have to carefully follow the same instructions that we provided in the previous paragraph for the procedure from PC. The steps are in fact the same.

How to report a channel on YouTube: conclusions

You should now have a complete and comprehensive overview of how to report a channel on YouTube. If you encounter any problems or run into some hitches, we recommend that you take a look at the FAQs in the YouTube support forum, or go to the social support center. Even if you do not have to solve your problem or doubt, the extra ration is to contact Google directly and thus receive ad hoc assistance tailored to you.

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