Should I be using YouTube Vanced, is it safe?

Hey there! You must be worried about your privacy and data that’s why you are here. So should you be using YouTube Vanced, Is it safe? Please stick with this article to know about Why you shouldn’t be using YouTube Vanced?

I have also written about microG make sure you read that too.

Also read: How to Install YouTube Vanced manager? [Root/Non-Root]

What is YouTube Vanced?

YouTube Vanced is a popular modded version of YouTube. It adds a number of features to the official YouTube app, including built-in ad blocking, background playback, black/dark themes, and much more. This application is developed by a XDA member @Vanced Team.

Is YouTube Vanced Safe?

See YouTube Vanced is an open source application. Which means whatever changes made by YouTube Vanced developer are visible. One of the benefits of open source software is all other developers can view what new changes YouTube Vanced developer made and if something is suspicious they will report that.

So in the end of the day, I would say you can trust any popular open source application. Make sure you download that application from its original developer. Here is the link to official GitHub of YouTube Vanced. If you can’t find the download link, visit this link for releases page of YTVanced GitHub.

I am using YouTube Vanced from its initial release. Developers haven’t done anything bad so far and only kept updating the app, so in the 6 or more months I’ve been using it I’ve nothing but good things to say about it. But as I checked their website there is no Privacy Policy or Terms of Service page. I cannot guarantee about the privacy of your account, but I will always suggest you to use the burner account.

See, I have been a member of XDA since a very long time. XDA developers provide a lot of cool stuffs for free like guides, ROMs, custom kernel etc. XDA community is one of the best and trusted android forums. There are a lot of cool guides which helped me a lot.

Burner account means like create a new account and sign in using that.

What is microG?

microG is a free and open source alternative to Google Libraries. It is a replacement of Google Play Services with less tracking as compared to Google Play Services. microG does not track user activity on the device, and users can selectively enable and disable specific API features.

Is microG safe?

I already told above, you can trust all popular open source application. But you have to make sure you are downloading it from its official website or GitHub account. Here is the link of MicroG’s official GitHub and if you want to download visit this link.

Conclusion

At last, I will say always use your common sense and some additional security measures for your account. Don’t download and install anything from unofficial sources. Enable 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on your account and make it secure. Don’t use same passwords for all your account.

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