Turns out Youtube isn't going to delete your account after all
Youtube recently clarified on Twitter, stating that the new Terms of Service does not mean that Youtube will terminate your account if you are not commercially viable. Instead, the new Terms of Service meant that they will discontinue certain Youtube service that are either outdated or not frequently used.
With that said, these “new” terms of service aren’t exactly new in the first place. If you were to look up the terms of service on Youtube back in 2014, it clearly states in 11.4.B that “YouTube may terminate its legal agreement with you if the provision of the Service to you by YouTube is, in YouTube's opinion, no longer commercially viable”.
The section of our Terms that you're referring to is *not* about terminating an account if it’s not making enough money – it's about discontinuing certain YouTube features or parts of the service, e.g. removing outdated/low usage features. This does not impact anyone in new ways!— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 11, 2019
Wayback machine, Youtube 2014
With that said, everyone who thinks that Youtube might end up deleting their account should take a chill pill. What do you think of Youtube’s clarification on the matter? Let us know on our Facebook page, and for more updates like this stay tuned to TechNave.com.