98% of you never break our Community Guidelines and 94% of those who do receive a first strike never get a second one. Google is updating the way to give Community Guidelines strikes to a new, simpler system. Google worked with creators to understand what’s working and what’s not, and you told us that consistent enforcement, clear policies, and transparency about the impact of a strike are most important. So Google introducing more opportunities for everyone to understand policies, a consistent penalty for each strike, and better notifications.
- The first strike will result in a one-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube, including live streaming, and other channel activities. Strikes will expire after 90 days.
- The second strike in any 90-day period will result in a two-week freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube.
- The third strike in any 90-day period will result in channel termination.