My Youtube account was suspended  💥
Having your YouTube account suspended can be a major issue, especially if you rely on it for broadcasting classes, talks, or your latest music. It's essential to find a way to restore your account. We'll guide you through the process of recovering your suspended YouTube account and explain the YouTube Community Guidelines to help you avoid future issues.
1. Reasons for YouTube Account Suspension
YouTube uses a combination of machine learning and human reviewers to identify content that violates its Community Guidelines or copyright policies. If your account has been suspended, it's crucial to understand these policies.
Be aware of the following list of content that cannot be uploaded on YouTube, as it goes against their guidelines:
- Fraud, scams, fake engagements, and impersonation.
- Child pornography, explicit adult content, nudity, and other sensitive material
- Violence, dangerous content, harassment, and hate speech
- Promotion of regulated goods such as firearms and drugs.
- Unauthorized content affecting politics or public health.
2. Community Guideline Strikes Explained
- A warning is issued for the first violation of the Community Guidelines. YouTube will remove the content and notify you via email.
Repeated violations result in a strike against your account, leading to a one-week suspension. During this time, you cannot:
- Upload videos or stories
- Post community updates
- Create, edit, or delete playlists
- Live stream
- A second strike within 90 days results in a two-week suspension.
- Three strikes within 90 days lead to the permanent deletion of your channel.
3. Notification of Strikes
When your channel is suspended, you will receive notifications via email, mobile, desktop, and when you sign in to your YouTube channel.
4. How to Unsuspend Your Account
To appeal a strike and recover your suspended YouTube account, follow these steps:
- Log in to YouTube
- Navigate to your "Dashboard"
- Select the "Channel Violations" card
- Click on "Appeal"
YouTube will review your appeal, and if it's successful, your strike will be removed, and your video will be restored. Note that you have only 30 days to appeal after receiving a strike, which is shorter than the 90-day suspension period.
Important points to remember when appealing:
- You can only appeal once per strike.
- You need your channel's URL to complete the form. Without it, your appeal will be immediately rejected.
- Your full name
- Your physical address
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Specific URLs related to your case
- The counter-notification table
- Acceptance of the verification statements
- An electronic signature
- An explanation of why you believe you were not in violation