How to Verify Your YouTube Account

YouTube is one of the most used website to search and watch videos online. With the tag line of “Broadcast Yourself“, YouTube allows user to upload and share there videos online. Recently YouTube also has emerged as one of the major source of traffic to many sites websites and blog due to its high page rank and popularity and SEO experts and webmaster are using YouTube very efficiently for traffic generation. YouTube also allows users to monetize there video through Google Adsense program.

YouTube Account Verification

Benefits of YouTube Account Verification


You must be thinking that, what is the importance and benefits of Verifying your YouTube account or channel? Then I must tell you that, to enable unlimited-length video uploads for your YouTube account, you must be a verified YouTube member. Moreover a verified YouTube account is needed to enable the ability to appeal rejected Content ID disputes.

Recommended Article: How to Create YouTube Channel for Google+ Page

More information on Appealing Rejected Content ID Disputes can be found at YouTube help center.

Steps to Verify YouTube Account/Channel

As I already told you the need of YouTube account verification and its benefits, so further we will learn how to verify YouTube account to enable more features and benefits.

1. Login to your YouTube account and go to YouTube setting, which is available in right top.

2. Now go to Channel setting and click on Features. Here you will see Verify tab as shown below under account status.

YouTube Setting for Account Verification

3. After clicking Verify, YouTube will take you to account verification step 1, which let you choose verification method i.e Voice call or SMS. Now here just select your verification method and your country and put your mobile number to which you want to get verification SMS and click submit.

Note: If you have used your same mobile number in many account, you will see error message, “This phone number has already created the maximum number of accounts“, and you will have to use different phone/mobile no. for verification.

YouTube Account Verification step1

4. Now wait for SMS in your mobile and after receiving the code put it in the verification step 2 and click on Verify.

YouTube Account Verification step2

Now you will see that your account will be showing Verified status, so now you have become verified partner of and can upload unlimited length video in YouTube. If you have any issue in verifying your YouTube account, then please let us know through your comments. If you like this tutorial then please consider it for sharing. You can also Subscribe to by Email to get free alerts on your Inbox.

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  1. We don’t HAVE a mobile phone! Can I use my land line phone #??

  2. Wow….
    this is very helpful.
    Anyone that hasn’t verified, this is exactly what you need to do. There are absolutely no other videos nor web pages around that explain the process as clearly as done here. I learned the hard way… manually.

  3. When I click verify it takes me to the upload page

  4. Hi there, You have done an excellent job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.

    I’m confident they will be benefited from this web site.

  5. Hi there, thanx a lot !! this blog did help me. I got another problem. when i search for my channel on YouTube, I’m able to see my videos but then the channel as such is not displayed. i have even tried applying filters. please help me

    Thanx in advance!!!!
    Ghsoty {sharing is luving}

    • Hi Ghsoty,

      Yes you may not see your channel name in your YouTube, but you can confirm it by seeing the URL of your channel. Go to YouTube setting and click on my channel.

  6. Did they change the process? My YT profile looks way different.

  7. David Clark says:

    I have verified my account but would like a number of different channels. These channels are not verified even though they are within this main account. What can I do to overcome this issue?


    • David, you will have to verify each and individual channel. Verify same way you did for your account. Let me know if you have any issue.

  8. I cant upload my video to YouTube but I really need to0.

  9. I don’t have a mobile no. but may get in near future , so if i verify my channel with my parents mobile no. will i be able to change that mobile no. afterwards ?

    • Hi Mohan,

      Currently there is no option to change mobile number for verification. There is no harm in verifying your YouTube channel with your parents number.

  10. hi,just wondering does the verification let me use custom thumbnails on my videos?
    Please reply

  11. This will be great for me.

  12. Hi,

    After verified my channel can I change my channels name?


  13. Is there any way to verify your YouTube account without using a phone number? Cause if my parents find out I’m using there ph number than there gonna kill me

  14. I mean I can't find features

    • You are not able to find status and features tab ? Its under youtube channel setting. If you still have problem please share screenshot with us.

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