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YouTube Premium is an excellent subscription service for those looking for ad-free watching and the option to download videos for offline watching. Like other paid-for streaming service, YouTube Premium offers the option to cancel their plans. You can terminate your plan if you’re unhappy with their offerings. Wondering how to go about it? Our simple guide will show you how to cancel YouTube Premium membership in minutes.

1. Click on Your Profile Picture

Select your profile picture in the top right corner of YouTube on a desktop web browser. This will bring up a dropdown menu, and from there, select Purchases and Memberships.

2. Manage Membership

This will bring up a page with your previous purchases on YouTube and your memberships. Click on Manage Memberships by the membership you want to cancel.

3. Select Deactivate

After clicking on Manage Membership, a menu will drop down. Here you can see when your membership renews and your payment info. Click on Deactivate to cancel your membership.

4. Continue to cancel

Once you click on Deactivate, there will be a window that pops up to confirm you actually want to cancel your account. In this window, select Continue to Cancel.

The other option in this window is Pause Instead. This allows you to pause your membership for up to 6 months and pick it up when you are ready.

5. Select reason for canceling

If you click on Continue to Cancel, a window will come up asking for the reason you are canceling your membership. Click on the response that is most appropriate for you.

Another window will come up at this point, confirming again that you want to cancel your membership. Click on Next to continue the process.

6. Cancel Premium

Finally, a window will come up that says. “We’re sorry to see you go.” In this window, select the blue Cancel Premium.

Congratulations, you have canceled your YouTube Premium account. After completing this, it will take you back to the Manage Membership page we started on. Here it will let you know how much longer you can access YouTube Premium benefits. Typically, you have a month after you cancel your subscription to enjoy the added features.

How To Cancel YouTube Premium in 6 Easy Steps (With Photos) FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What happens if I cancel my YouTube Premium subscription?

You won’t be charged again unless you re-subscribe when you cancel your membership. Your YouTube paid member benefits will continue until the end of the billing period.

Do I get my money back if I cancel YouTube Premium?

You will not be refunded any money when you cancel YouTube premium.

Can you remove purchases from YouTube?

You can remove purchases from YouTube. This will also remove this information from YouTube’s algorithm, which they use to reccomend more videos to you.

Is it worth to subscribe YouTube Premium?

In our opinion, the most significant advantage of YouTube premium is the removal of ads. If you watch YouTube a decent amount, the $11.99 a month might be well worth it not to watch any more ads.

Are YouTube purchases permanent?

The content is yours to keep if you purchase a movie or show on YouTube. The only exceptions are if the content is removed for licensing issues or if the Paid Services program is discontinued. In either case, you will likely be able to refund or request an equivalent item.

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