Watch out! YouTube could ban your account if you block ads

If you recently received a notification in your YouTube account when watching videos, or an email, indicating that the world’s most popular online video platform has changed its terms and conditions of service. Then, you should know that this notification has been received by all users who use this platform.

YouTube has changed its policies, which will be effective as of December 2019. And there are some points within these changes that have not left the community happy at all.

Do you use an extension to block ads? Be careful, YouTube could block your account

One of the most controversial changes added is that YouTube could ban users’ accounts that use some type of ads blocker. In other words, if you use Adblock or some type of app or extension to not see the advertising that appears on YouTube. Well … Your account could be banned forever.


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The specific point mentioned in this action, says the following: “YouTube may terminate your access. Or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”

This makes it very clear that not only could they ban you from YouTube, they could also unsubscribe your Gmail, Adsense, Adwords and all the services related to the Google world.

The deactivation of ads block extensions is highly recommended

From here, we recommend you to deactivate any extension or application that blocks ads on YouTube. As you could run the risk of a permanent ban. Remember that you can add exceptions so that the app or extension does not work on certain websites. So it is not necessary to “uninstall” this tool to not be banned by Google.

When we know more about this type of action that Google plans to take with YouTube. Which will be in force since December 10, 2019, we will add more information.

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  1. Steve Terry
    November 12, 2019

    Your anti-adblock banner is ironic given this article…

    • Pedro Rodrigues
      November 12, 2019

      Its hopeless. I use an adblocker mostly to block pop ups. Ever more frequently I find myself blocking an anti adblock popup. The war is real.

      I have no idea where Google is trying to get with this change. Ads are intrusive. Non intrusive ads are non sense, these things are not compatible. I get it, they drive their business through ads. I guess its better than selling your data to some third party altogether. Still, banning users is a far more assured way of never getting them back.

      I guess I should start thinking about alternative email providers. This is a bit scary. Perhaps I should not have closed that dam pop up after all.

    • SnowyGrass
      November 17, 2019

      it;s youtube not google that will be banning people for adblocks

    • Pedro Rodrigues
      November 17, 2019

      Youtube is Google’s video streaming service. As Gmail is Google’s email service.

    • SnowyGrass
      November 17, 2019

      yeah i had to look that up after i posted. my main thought was that they would ban just your access to youtube and not your access to your gmail account, etc.

    • Pedro Rodrigues
      November 17, 2019

      They are in no obligation to you. As a matter of a fact, they actually reserve the right to change whatever terms and conditions you agreed to.

  2. David
    November 12, 2019

    The basis of this article simply isn’t true at all, it’s just wild speculation by users (particularly on Reddit). There’s no reason to think that YouTube will ban your Google account for using an ad blocker, that’s just silly. Running an article like this is misleading and irresponsible.

  3. Babushka Novaya
    November 12, 2019

    Go Bitchute.

    • Babushka Novaya
      November 12, 2019

      Use Brave as your ISP. Brave uses DuckDuckGo as its search engine.

    • Nguyễn Viết Quang
      November 19, 2019

      The problem is not Brave. If you using youtube w/ login, its totally ok to use adblock, but the problem is, nowadays, everyone have to login to subscribe, and other functions.

  4. James LeDuke
    November 12, 2019

    Are they trying to drive more people away?

  5. Jason hendry
    November 13, 2019

    You tube uesd to be managable. One add at syart that you xam skip. Now its 1 add tou have to watch and another you can skip if your fast enought and then if your licky thats it but no its often not. To many adverts means add blocker or limit adds either way i will give up you tube long before i watch loads of adds

  6. Rna_2002
    November 13, 2019

    Is Youtube Vanced considered as an Adblock

  7. わいふ世話人
    November 13, 2019

    As a uBlock Origin user, YouTube is now a dipshit platform of the year.