ChannelSections: delete

Deletes a channel section.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 50 units.

Common use cases


HTTP request



This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).



The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required parameters
id string
The id parameter specifies the ID that uniquely identifies the channel section that is being deleted. In a channelSection resource, the id property specifies the section's ID.
Optional parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners.

The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter indicates that the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube CMS user who is acting on behalf of the content owner specified in the parameter value. This parameter is intended for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. It allows content owners to authenticate once and get access to all their video and channel data, without having to provide authentication credentials for each individual channel. The CMS account that the user authenticates with must be linked to the specified YouTube content owner.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.


If successful, this method returns a channelSection resource in the response body.


The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
badRequest (400) notEditable This channel section cannot be deleted.
forbidden (403) channelSectionForbidden The request is not properly authenticated or not supported for this channel.
invalidValue (400) idInvalid The id property specifies an invalid channel section ID.
invalidValue (400) idRequired The id property must specify a value that identifies the channel section being deleted.
notFound (404) channelNotFound The channel is not found.
notFound (404) channelSectionNotFound The channel section you are trying to update cannot be found.

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