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Deleting a YouTube account removes your entire YouTube presence, including your channel, videos, playlists, comments, and history.

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Here's how to do it:

Using a Desktop Browser:

  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com/ and make sure you're signed in to the Google account associated with your YouTube channel.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select "Settings" from the menu.
  3. Under "Account," click on "Advanced settings."
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Delete channel."
  5. You'll be prompted to choose whether you want to permanently delete your content or hide your channel. Choose "I want to permanently delete my content."
  6. You'll need to confirm your decision by checking two boxes:
    • The first box acknowledges that you understand deleting your content is permanent.
    • The second box lets you choose whether to also delete your Google+ content (if applicable).
  7. Once you've reviewed the information and made your selections, click on "Delete my content" to permanently delete your YouTube account.

Important Notes:

  • Deleting your YouTube account is irreversible. Once you confirm deletion, you won't be able to recover your content or channel.
  • Deleting your YouTube account only deletes the YouTube portion of your Google account. Your Google account itself will still exist.

Alternative Method (Using Your Google Account):

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/account/about/ and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Click on "Data & privacy" in the navigation bar.
  3. Under "Apps and services," select "Manage your data & privacy."
  4. Scroll down to "Download, delete, or plan for your data" and click on "Delete a service or your account."
  5. Locate "YouTube" from the list of services and click on the trash can icon next to it.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm your deletion request.

Remember, both methods achieve the same outcome - permanently deleting your YouTube account. Choose whichever way feels more comfortable for you.

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