Differences between Google+ profiles and pages
We're bringing Google identities to YouTube. There are two types of Google identities: Google+ profiles and pages.
- Profiles represent individuals.
- Pages generally represent entities like brands, businesses, or organizations; they can also represent celebrities, individual personas, or pseudonyms. They're often managed by multiple people.
There are several differences between Google+ profiles and pages and what happens when you link them to a YouTube channel:
|Google+ profiles||Google+ pages|
|Names policy||Profiles are generally subject to the Google+ Names Policy. The name on your profile should be the one you're commonly known by.||Pages don't have name constraints, as names vary greatly among brands, business and organizations.|
|Identity across Google services (Gmail, Drive, Play, etc.)||Your profile identity is used across all Google services, so you'll have a consistent name across YouTube and all of Google.||Your Google+ page identity is separate from your profile identity, so you can use a different name on your page and channel than you do on other Google services.|
|Channel managers||As your profile represents you as an individual, the channel linked to your profile can only be managed through your own account.||A page can have up to 50 managers. This means that multiple people can manage a page and its linked channel without sharing sign-in information.|
|Managing multiple channels from one account||Since a Google Account can only have one Google+ profile, you can only have one channel linked to a profile on your account.||You can manage up to 50 different pages from one Google Account. You can switch between pages and linked channels without having to sign into a different account.|