Audit Requirements Coming to Unverified YouTube API Projects

This week, YouTube informed its developer community of changes to YouTube API Services. Specifically, the changes impact the videos.insert Endpoint. The changes will impact API projects created after July 28, 2020.
 
After July 28th, any video posted using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode. Before this restriction can be lifted, videos must undergo an audit to verify compliance with YouTube's Terms of Service.
 
The audit starts with an online form for which developers must complete. It asks for information regarding the business, API client, and the API client’s access and usage of YouTube API Services. The same form is also used for quota extension requests.
 
If creators use an affected project, they will receive an email explaining that the video is private and therefore locked. Users will be informed that they can avoid the restriction by using an official or audited service. Existing API projects will not be impacted by the upcoming change, but YouTube encourages all developers to complete a compliance audit.

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