How To Message Someone on YouTube

We all enjoy watching video content on YouTube, even though we might find the ads annoying. Once in a while, we wish to contact the individuals behind some of the YouTube channels we have subscribed to.

Have you been willing to send someone a direct message (DM) on YouTube?  If you have then you will agree with me that YouTube no longer has a messaging service where you can send someone a message.

But does it mean that there is no way around it? The answer is an absolute NO! Even though YouTube does not have a messaging app, there are several alternative ways you can go about it.

If you have ever wanted to message someone on YouTube, then continue reading this article to find out how you can message someone on YouTube.

YouTube as we all know is one of the biggest video streaming platforms in the world. According to YouTube themselves, there are over 2 billion logged-in users who visit YouTube each month, and every day people watch over a billion hours of videos. With this stat, you and I can agree that YouTube is the biggest video streaming platform in the world.

Because of the large number of active users on the platform, and no messaging app it is very difficult to chat with someone. But the need for you to chat with someone might be very necessary for some situations. In situations like that, there are a few ways, you can go about it.

How To Message Someone on YouTube

There are two (2) main methods you can use to send someone on YouTube a message. And they are:

By searching for the person’s email address attached to his or her channel

By sending a message through the social media account attached to the channel

This might sound difficult, but relax, I am going to show you how you can go about both of the methods listed above.

How To Message Someone on YouTube by Using the Email

With this method, what you have to do first is to search for the user’s email address. After that, then you can send him/her your message via email. To search for a YouTube user’s email address, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit YouTube on your PC or request the web version (if you are using your smartphone). Do not open the YouTube app
  2. Enter the channel name of the person in the search bar above the page and then press Enter
  3. Click on the channel name and then ABOUT
  4. From the ABOUT tab, click on Details and then View Email Address. If the person has added his/her email address, you should be able to see it and then copy it
  5. Open your email provider and paste the email address in the address bar
  6. Type your desired message and then hit Send

You are done, your message will now be successfully delivered to the YouTube user’s email address, and you should expect your reply in a few days.

How To Send Someone A Message on YouTube By Using the Social Media

If the person has not listed his/her email in the Details page of their YouTube channel, then there is another alternative you can try. You can also check the Links tab to see all the links that have been attached by the channel owner.

With this method, you will use the social media account of the YouTuber and then send him/her a DM or find their email address there. To see this, you must check the description of the person’s video or watch his/her video to find if the social media links have been attached.

Once you find the link there, you can then proceed to send a DM. Mostly, the DMs do not get replied to early. So, if you need the person urgently, then search the social media bio to see if the person has added his/her email. This is because emails usually get replied to quickly.


YouTube has many active users, as such getting in touch with video creators is sometimes difficult. This article has outlined some of the methods you can try to send a message to a YouTuber.

Read and try both methods and once you find the one that works best for you then you stick with that.

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