Vanced YouTube Will Discontinue after Legal Threat from Google

One of the most popular applications in the modding community, Vanced YouTube will discontinue after receiving a legal threat from Google. 

The developers of the project announced that the project will halt in the coming days and download links will be removed. Although the application will work for Android users, it will stop working at some point without any prior notice. 

Vanced YouTube owners have revealed that they will not continue the project due to legal reasons. 

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Google is going after third-party applications that provide unauthorized YouTube access

Very recently, Google sent a cease and desist letter to Vanced, which has compelled the developers to stop the development and distribution of the application. 

An admin from the Vanced team in a Discord message said that the company had to pull down any references to ‘YouTube’, make changes to the logo, and delete all links that are linked to YouTube products. 

As of now, no clear reason has been given as to understand why the project was continued, leaving room for speculation. However, all the developments indicate that Google’s legal department may have taken notice of Vanced. 

Vance has become the most recent casualty in Google’s mission to get rid of third-party applications that have access to YouTube. 

In September 2021, YouTube went after Rhythm Discord, a popular music Discord bot, and ensured that it went offline. However, just a few weeks after, YouTube started testing ad-supported YouTube integration in Discord. 

Crowd favorites Groovy Discord and Rhythm music bots ensured that users did not have to view ads while using YouTube and also allowed Discord users to listen to their favorite tracks together. 

Vanced owners also delivered a short message on Telegram which said, “Vanced has been discontinued.” The message further said that Vanced has been forced to discontinue the project against their will. The company has approached Google to provide more clarity on this situation. 

Why was Vanced so popular among the masses?

Vanced YouTube earned a great amount of popularity from quite a few people, especially in the modding community. 

The application provided a bunch of YouTube Premium features including ad blocking, background playback, and other additional features. 

Naturally, YouTube was taking note of such applications and decided to take action.

Vanced YouTube has even changed its name to only “Vanced”, and taken down a majority of YouTube mentions from its website, probably to avoid a legal tiff with Google. 

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Karandeep V

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