I am trying to enable YouTube for the users, but the YouTube service is not showing as a service on my Google Apps Free account. Screenshot below:

Screenshot of the Google Apps services control panel

Clicking "here" to add more Google services does also not show Youtube. Also searching does not show YouTube.

Because it's a free account, Google says:

  • Phone support - Not available for your free edition of Google Apps.
  • Email support - Not available for your free edition of Google Apps.

What can I do to enable YouTube for my Google Apps users?


3 Answers 3


Since this is still an issue in 2019, below is the link I used to enable YouTube for an old Google Apps (Free) account. The link takes you to the service status settings for YouTube in your Google Apps admin panel.


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    This is almost a link only answer which are not allowed on this site. Please add the most relevant parts or a summary of the linked resource. Dec 28, 2019 at 0:06
  • The comment about a link being invalid is not correct. The link is to the YouTube access control portion of the needed admin control program at google.com. The link to the tool is actually the answer itself, not the text within it. Mar 1, 2023 at 18:19

Here's another option:

  1. At the bottom of the admin console page, click More controls.
  2. Add the Other Google services link to your console by dragging it up.
  3. Click Other Google services and enable it.

Once I log into the Google Admin Console I was able to manually got the URL:


and activate YouTube in the drop down menu just underneath the YouTube logo

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