We recently accidentally deleted two YouTube videos. After completing some light research we became extremely nervous that we weren’t going to be able to undo this mess. Nearly everything online stated that it’s impossible to restore a deleted video. Guess what? It’s not! We were able to get YouTube to restore the two videos that were deleted by completing the following steps:

#1 – Tweet Team YouTube and ask for assistance.

#2 – Email YouTube directly through the “Help” button located on the YouTube website.

#3 – First select “Email” and then “Channel & Video features.” Fill in the requested fields and submit.

#4 – We were initially informed by the YouTube team that there was nothing that could be done. We then requested that the issue be escalated based on the fact that the tweet from Team YouTube insisted that the videos could be restored. Make sure to send the tweet (from Team YouTube) as supporting documentation.

This is the reply tweet from Team YouTube stating that they do have the capability to restore a deleted video.

#5 – You will then receive a new email asking for specific information related to the deleted video(s). Complete the request and the video(s) will be restored.

Enjoy your restored video(s)!

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