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How to Message Someone on YouTube

Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts privately with a YouTube creator? Although Google has removed the private messaging option from YouTube, there’s still a way around this.

Since you can’t message someone directly on YouTube, you can send a direct email or reach out to a video creator or a channel admin via their social media profiles.

We’ll show you how to send a message to a YouTuber via their email address or social links in this post.

How to Send a Message to Someone on YouTube

Sending a message to a channel on YouTuber only involves a few clicks. First, log in to your account on YouTube, and follow these steps to get started.

How to Contact a YouTube Channel via Email Address

To message someone via the email address listed on their YouTube channel:

  1. Use the search bar at the top of the web app to search for the channel or person you want to message. Alternatively: Click the username or banner directly under a video to go to the creator’s channel.
  2. Go to About.
  3. Next, scroll down and click VIEW EMAIL ADDRESS. You’ll only see this option if the creator has linked the channel with an email address.
    YouTube channel about page with email link
  4. If prompted, tick the check mark inside the I’m not a robot reCAPTCHA box and hit Submit to reveal the channel’s email address.
  5. Click the listed email address, or copy and paste it into an email client to send an email directly to the owner of the channel.

How to Message a YouTuber via Their Social Profile

If a YouTuber doesn’t have an email address linked to their channel, there are other options you can try out. Most creators link their social media profiles like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and more to their YouTube channel.

You can access these social media options by visiting the About page on a YouTube channel.

Scrolling down and clicking on their social accounts under the Links sections will bring you to their social media profile page. Alternatively, you can see their social media profile links in the bottom-right corner of their channel banner at the top.

Once you land in a YouTuber’s social profile, you can then try to send them a direct message from there.

Send a Public Chat Instead

Sending a public message is another way to reach out to a channel owner on YouTube, provided that they’ve not disabled comments on a YouTube video. However, the messages you send here aren’t private, and everyone can see them.

To send a public chat or comment on YouTube, go to the channel’s home page and click the Community tab (if present). Next, leave a comment on any of their published posts (if they have any). ​​​​​​

YouTube community page

If you’d like to reach out concerning a particular video instead, you can use the search icon at the top of the channel’s page to search out the video in question.

Next, click the said video and scroll down to the comment section. Type your message in the comment field and hit COMMENT.

YouTube comment section

That YouTuber Is Only a Message Away

While the absence of YouTube DMs seems to create a roadblock to messaging someone directly on YouTube, these alternative ways of sending messages work. For instance, sending an email to a YouTuber, as shown, even gives your message official credibility and might even help you connect with a YouTuber more closely.

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