Verification badges on channels

When you see a or  verification checkmark next to a YouTube channel's name, it means that the channel belongs to an established creator or is the official channel of a brand, business, or organization.

Verification badges don't grant access to additional features on YouTube.

How to get a verification badge 

Eligibility criteria

Once your channel reaches 100,000 subscribers, you’re eligible to submit a request to YouTube for a verification badge. Note that we've made changes to this process over time, so you may see many types of channels with verification badges on YouTube. 

Note: If you’re an advertiser interested in a verification badge, contact your sales manager to learn more.

Check your eligibility

To see if your channel is eligible to request a verification badge, click Sign in at the top right and refresh this page.

Keeping your verification badge

Once you have a verification badge, it'll stay on your channel even if your channel's subscriber number changes. If you change your channel's name, you can't keep the verification badge for the renamed channel.

YouTube reserves the right to revoke your verification badge or terminate your channel if you violate our Community Guidelines or the YouTube Terms of Service.

If someone is impersonating you or your channel, report it to us.
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