Sign up for an account on YouTube
To sign up, click Sign In in the upper right corner of YouTube. Then follow the steps below depending on whether you have a Google Account:
- I already have a Google Account - just sign in with your Google Account email address and password.
- I don't have a Google Account - click Create Account. You can then enter some basic information to create your new Google Account. You'll be asked to create a Google username when signing up. This is for your new Gmail email address only - it will not be your public name on YouTube. Once you're done setting up your Google Account, click Back to YouTube to get started with your new account.
After you sign up for YouTube, you can take advantage of many YouTube features, including Like, Subscribe, Favorites, Watch Later, and Watch History. YouTube will also be able to personalize video recommendations based on the videos you’ve liked and your subscriptions.
If you'd like to upload your own videos, comment on videos, or create playlists, you can create a Channel.