Tired of paying for your YouTube premium membership and want to get rid of it? 

Or maybe you don’t use YouTube at all and are just paying for nothing?

Maybe, you just want to cancel it before your trial period ends.

While YouTube Premium subscription offers numerous features like ad-free streaming, background play, YouTube Music Premium, the ability to download and watch videos offline, and many more if you just want to get rid of your subscription and are wondering how to cancel your YouTube Premium membership, allow me to help you out.

But at the same time, if you’re just looking forward to pausing your YouTube premium membership and would be resuming it in the near future, YouTube allows you to do that as well.

Allow me to show you:

How to Cancel Your Premium Membership on YouTube in 2022?

Want to just get rid of your YouTube premium membership before the next billing cycle? Allow me to show you how you can do it. Allow me to show you how you can cancel your premium membership today:

Step I: Go to www.youtube.com 

Step II: In the top-right corner, tap on your profile picture (it should be the account with your YouTube premium membership). Of the numerous options, select “Purchases and memberships.” Now, you’ll see all your memberships right in front of you. I have the premium membership (Individual Plan) enabled.

How to Cancel Your Premium Membership on YouTube in 2022?

To cancel it, tap on “Manage Membership.” Upon selecting “Manage Membership,” click on “Deactivate.”

Now, you’ll be asked whether you want to cancel it or pause it instead. Since we’re looking forward to canceling it, select “Continue to cancel.”

And as soon as you confirm, your YouTube membership will be canceled.

How to Pause YouTube Premium Membership in 2022?

Luckily, YouTube allows you to pause your premium membership at any given point in time. You can always hop onto YouTube and unpause your membership. 

But remember, when you pause your membership (as mentioned on Google Support):

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That being said, let’s learn how you can pause your premium membership on YouTube.

How to Pause Your YouTube Premium Membership on Desktop in 2022?

Follow these exact steps to pause your YouTube premium membership on Desktop in 2022:

Step I: Head over to www.youtube.com 

Step II: In the top-right corner, tap on your profile picture. Of the different options you see in front of you, select “Purchases and Memberships.” As you select “Purchases and Memberships,” you’ll see all your memberships right in front of you. As you can see, I have the premium membership (Individual Plan) enabled. Tap on “Manage Membership.” Here, you’ll see the “Deactivate” option. Tap on it.

Head over to Manage Membership YouTube

Step III: Upon clicking on the “Deactivate” option, a pop-up will open right in front of you asking you whether you’d like to cancel the membership or pause it instead.

Here, since we want to pause the membership, we’ll select “Pause Instead.”

How to Pause Your YouTube Premium Membership on Desktop in 2022?

Now, you can pause it anywhere between 1 and 6 months. Choose the pause duration.

And select “Pause Membership.”

Congratulations, your membership is paused. Your membership will automatically be reactivated at the end of your pause duration.

Now, let’s learn how you can resume your YouTube membership.

How to Resume Your YouTube Premium Membership in 2022?

If you have paused your YouTube membership and would like to resume it before the end of your pause duration, follow these exact steps:

Step I: Visit www.youtube.com 

Step II: In the top-right corner, click on your profile picture. Select “Purchases and Memberships.” As you select “Purchases and Memberships,” you’ll see all your memberships right in front of you. As you can see, I have the Premium membership (Individual Plan). But it’s currently in the paused state. Tap on “Manage Membership.”

Since it’s in the paused state, you’ll get the option to resume it. Select “Resume.”

How to Resume Your YouTube Premium Membership in 2022?

A pop-up will launch in front of you, asking you to confirm whether you want to resume your membership or not. Select “Resume.”

And congratulations, it’s successfully reactivated.

Conclusion

I hope I was able to help you out. But if you are still facing issues canceling your Premium membership, maybe you’re billed by Apple.

Click HERE to learn how to cancel your YouTube Premium Membership from your Apple account.

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