YouTube has recently been sending notification to viewers’ accounts when watching videos, or emails, 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 would have been received by all users who use this platform.
The changed its policies go to effect in December 2019. However, there are some points within these changes that makes the creators happy while it left the viewers sad.
Using An Extension To Block Ads Could Result To Blocking of Your YouTube’s Account
One of the most controversial changes introduced is that YouTube could ban users’ accounts that any form 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 … You may get your account banned forever.
The key 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 sheds more light on it as not only could they ban you from YouTube, your Gmail, Adsense, Adwords and all the services related to the Google world may get banned too.
Our Recommendation On Deactivation Of Ads Blockers
Hence, we recommend you to deactivate any extension or application that blocks ads on YouTube. As you stand the risk of a permanent ban. Complete removal of Ads Blockers extensions might not be that necessary, since you have the option of add exceptions for 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.