If you are thinking about trying out VidIQ, you might be wondering if VidIQ is safe to use.
You have come to the right place as in this VidIQ tutorial, we are going to cover why one might feel worried to use VidIQ and also answer whether VidIQ is safe to use or not.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Is VidIQ safe to use?
Yes, VidIQ is 100% safe to use. VidIQ is a YouTube-certified browser extension that has been developed for more than 5 years old now and is being actively used by 2 million YouTube creators worldwide.
You can’t really find any negative news on any incident related to VidIQ that would show that is VidIQ is unsafe to use.
VidIQ is recommended by the top YouTube growth advice channels (e.g. Channel Makers, Think Media, Sean Cannell, Derral Eves) and people with millions of subscribers like Evan Carmichael, Marina Mogilko, Chad Wild Clay, etc.)
If you are still worried about using VidIQ, we will address all the concerns that you might be worried about.
Why some users are worried about VidIQ safety?
Here are the most common concerns VidIQ users might have:
- VidIQ features compatibility with YouTube’s Terms of Service
- VidIQ data security
- VidIQ subscription payment safety
Let’s discuss each of these concerns.
VidIQ and YouTube terms of service
Some people claim that VidIQ is not complying with YouTube Terms of service. This is not true.
YouTube doesn’t allow the use of 3rd party automation tools but there is no automation feature in VidIQ that doesn’t comply with YouTube ToS.
To sum up, you don’t have to fear that YouTube will suspend your YouTube account because of any VidIQ feature.
VidIQ’s data usage and security
The second main concern related to VidIQ usage is data security. VidIQ is a YouTube analytics and optimization tool so it is not a surprise that you have to allow VidIQ to access your YouTube Analytics data.
However, when you allow VidIQ 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 VidIQ subscription safe?
VidIQ uses Stripe for processing payments of VidIQ subscriptions. Stripe is a 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: All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256 and decryption keys are stored on separate machines.
Also, if you purchase a VidIQ premium subscription, you should be able to cancel VidIQ subscription if you don’t like it.
If you still have your doubts, here is some more convincing:
I have been using VidIQ for more than 3 years now, have been a paying customer for a long time as well, and haven’t faced any payment, security, data issues so far.
How to use VidIQ safely?
As you can see, VidIQ 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 VidIQ account.
Use two-factor authentication for your YouTube account. This is not only important to keep your VidIQ account safe but also to keep your YouTube account safe and minimize the chance of getting hacked.
Can you get rid of VidIQ?
Although as we have explained VidIQ is 100% safe to use, if you don’t use it anymore you can delete the VidIQ extension from your web browser whether you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
You can also terminate your VidIQ account if you still feel unsafe about VidIQ. Here you can find a tutorial on how to do that:
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