How to contact YouTube

How to Contact YouTube – No Static Here!

One of my favorite social networks to use is YouTube. I love using YouTube because it allows me to be creative and to help solve problems. One area I find challenging though is how to contact YouTube when issues arise. For example, filing trademark complaints, having issues with watching videos and more. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best way’s for you to contact YouTube about any issues you are having with the service. This way you can get your issues resolved in a timely manner.

How to contact YouTube

How to contact YouTube

Contacting YouTube shouldn’t be so difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled the best forms to use when you want to contact YouTube for any issues.  Feel free to pin this post, share it on your favorite social network, or email it to a friend. Enjoy!

Defamation Claims

If you feel your rights have been violated or that local laws have been broken, you’ll want to use the defamation claims form to contact YouTube.

YouTube Trademark Complaints

Did someone violate your trademark in their channel or videos? Use this form to contact YouTube and file a trademark complaint.

YouTube Counterfeit Complaint

Did someone use your content in their video? Use this form to file a counterfeit complaint with YouTube.

Other Legal Issues

If your issue doesn’t involve trademark or counterfeit complaints, use these forms for all other Legal issues.

Content Reporting and Removals

How to get content removed based on privacy infringement, impersonate you, spam you or threaten you? Use the content reporting and removals form to contact YouTube about these serious issues.

Trouble Watching a Video

Do you have issues watching a video? This form is used to submit them to YouTube.

Report Impersonation on YouTube

As your YouTube channel grows, you’ll come across people who want to impersonate you and capitalize off the content you built. You can report impersonation issues to YouTube. SImply fill out the report impersonation on YouTube form.

Site Security Issue

The site security issue form is used to contact YouTube when you come across hacks or exploits on the site. This could be on your own YouTube channel or on the entire YouTube site.

Report Playback Issue

Are you experiencing playback issues on YouTube, such as slow connection speeds? Use this form to contact YouTube about these issues.

Copyright Infringement Complaint

Did someone use your copyright materials in their video? Use this form to submit a copyright infringement complaint to YouTube.

Contact Sales

Advertising on YouTube can be a great way to get better exposure for your videos and website. Use this form to contact sales to learn about advertising opportunities with YouTube.

YouTube Partner Interest Form

If you are interested in joining the YouTube Partner program (this means improved placement, more video views, higher revenue streams), you can apply. Simply fill out the YouTube Partner interest form. While there isn’t a guarantee that you will be accepted into the program, just keep being awesome on your YouTube channel and publish great content viewers want to see.


One of my favorite way’s to get help from YouTube is to send them a tweet @YouTube. This is a great way to get a quick response back from YouTube.

Changing your Google identity on YouTube

If you have a Google account linked to your YouTube channel, you can make a request to change it. This form will help you contact YouTube to do that.

YouTube on Facebook

If none of these forms answer your question, you can always contact YouTube on Facebook by sending them a message or posting on their wall.

What to submit when you contact YouTube?

When you’re ready to contact YouTube with your issues, be sure you have the following information ready. This helps expedite your issue and lead to a faster response.

  • Identify your issue
  • Choose one (1) way to contact YouTube from the above list
  • Provide detailed instructions on how to reproduce your issue on YouTube
  • Include the right links to any content

If you have a lot of issues and need to contact YouTube, be sure you don’t submit them all at once. Also make sure that your claims are legit.

What to do after you contact YouTube?

While everyone considers their issue to be the most important one for YouTube to resolve, make sure you give them ample time to review your issues.

In my experience, YouTube has been very quick with their responses back. Most of my claims have been answered in 24-48 hours. Your response times may vary a little.

Question: What are some of the issues you currently have with YouTube? Leave a comment below with your issues.