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Improvements to Video Flagging System

By The YouTube Team

Greetings from your friendly YouTube admins. We've been listening to your feedback and we've been working hard to make the video flagging system consistent, fair and less mysterious.

When users flag a video, it is reviewed by real-life humans at YouTube who check to see if the video should be removed, age-restricted or left alone.

Today we made some changes to the video flagging options:

* Clarified the top-level category names and added one for spam
* Added 17 sub-categories
* Added ability to enter additional information for some flags
* Some flagging reasons redirect to the appropriate Help Center form

These changes are aimed at making it clear to users what should be flagged, and allows users to provide us with more information so that the less obvious violations can become more obvious to us. This will help us be more efficient and consistent, which should hopefully provide a better experience for everyone.

So let us know what you think of the new menus. In the meantime, we'll keep working on adding abuse and safety content to the Community Guidelines and the Help Center so that the rules are more transparent.

The YouTube Team