If you are thinking about trying out TubeBuddy, you might be wondering if TubeBuddy is safe to use.
You have come to the right place as in this TubeBuddy article, we are going to cover why one might feel worried to use TubeBuddy and also answer whether TubeBuddy is safe to use or not.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Is TubeBuddy safe to use?
Yes, TubeBuddy is 100% safe to use. TubeBuddy is a YouTube-certified browser extension that has been developed for more than a couple of years now and is being actively used by 1 million YouTube creators worldwide.
You can’t really find any negative news on any incident related to TubeBuddy that would show that is TubeBuddy is unsafe to use.
TubeBuddy is recommended by the top YouTube advice channels (e.g.Nick Nimmin) and people with millions of subscribers like Sarah Beth Yoga.
It is also used by major global brands like Adobe, Ebay, Intel, BBC and more.
If you are still worried about using TubeBuddy, we will address all the concerns that you might be worried about.
Why some users are worried about TubeBuddy safety?
Here are the most common concerns TubeBuddy users might have:
- TubeBuddy features compatibility with YouTube’s Terms of Service
- TubeBuddy data security
- TubeBuddy subscription payment safety
Let’s discuss each of these points.
TubeBuddy and YouTube terms of service
Some people claim that TubeBuddy is not complying with YouTube Terms of service. This is not true.
YouTube doesn’t allow the use of 3rd party automation tool but there is no automation feature in TubeBuddy that doesn’t comply with YouTube ToS.
To sum up, you don’t have to fear that YouTube will suspend your account because of any TubeBuddy feature.
TubeBuddy’s data usage and security
The second main concern related to TubeBuddy usage is data security. TubeBuddy is a YouTube analytics and optimization tool so it is not a surprise that you have to allow TubeBuddy to access your YouTube Analytics data.
However, when you allow TubeBuddy to access this data they state that:
- they don’t sell your data to third parties
- they don’t delete your content
Is paying for TubeBuddy subscription safe?
TubeBuddy uses Braintree for processing payments of TubeBuddy subscriptions. Braintree is one of the most secure and reputable payment processors available globally, so we think you don’t have to worry about it.
As they state on their website:
If you still have your doubts, here is some more convincing:
I have been using TubeBuddy for more than 4 years now, have been a paying customer for a long time as well, and haven’t faced any payment, security, or data issues so far.
How to use TubeBuddy safely?
As you can see, TubeBuddy can be used safely even if you are completely careless. As with any kind of service, there are several safety guidelines you should keep in mind.
Use a password that is not easy to hack and you will have no issues with hackers logging into your TubeBuddy account.
Use two-factor authentications for your YouTube account. This is not only important to keep your TubeBuddy account safe but also to keep your YouTube account safe and minimize the chance of getting hacked.
Can you get rid of TubeBuddy?
Although as we have explained TubeBuddy is 100% safe to use, if you don’t use it anymore you can delete the TubeBuddy extension from your web browser whether you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
You can also terminate your TubeBuddy account if you still feel unsafe about TubeBuddy. Here you can find a tutorial on how to do that:
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