By updating the YouTube Terms of Service, owners of smaller YouTube channels are worried about the continued existence of their channel. A rule has been added in the terms and conditions about closing accounts if they do not generate enough income.

The updated terms and conditions starting December 10th state that YouTube may close an account if this account is no longer "commercially viable". As a result, small channels feel that YouTube will close their account if they do not generate enough revenue through advertisements.

YouTube responded via Twitter to the fuss that occurred at YouTubers, which in some cases are financially dependent on the revenue from their channel. In the response, YouTube reported that no new rules have been added to the conditions, but that only some rules have been rewritten for readability.

YouTube emphasizes that creators do not have to worry about their account being closed. The rule is primarily intended for accounts that are dated or hardly used, according to the platform.

The relationship between YouTubers and the video platform has been at odds for some time. In August YouTube received criticism that the rules of the platform would not apply to popular channels.

@MaracleMan To clarify, there are no new rights in our ToS to terminate an account bc it's not making money. As before, we may discontinue certain YouTube features or parts of the service, for ex., If they are outdated or have low usage. This does not impact creators / viewers in any new ways.

Avatar AuthorTeamYouTubeMoment of places19: 35 - 11 November 2019