Switch between YouTube channels on a Google Account

With YouTube channels connected to Google+ pages, you can manage up to 200 channels from one Google Account. Learn how to connect your YouTube channels to a Google+ page.

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Switch between channels

On YouTube, you can only use one channel at a time. Use the instructions below to switch between the YouTube channels that you have connected to the same Google Account.

Mobile

When you sign into YouTube on mobile, you'll be prompted to choose a channel to use.

To switch to a different channel that you manage:

  1. Tap on the Account tab .
  2. Tap the arrow next to your name.
  3. Tap on a channel in the list to start using that account.

You can always check the Account tab to confirm what channel you're currently using.

Computer

When you sign into YouTube on a computer, you'll be prompted to choose a channel to use.

To switch to a different channel that you manage:

  1. In the top right corner of youtube.com, click your channel icon. You'll see a list of the Google+ pages that you manage, as well as your Google Account identity. If you have more than ten channels, you click View all to select from the full list.
  2. Click the account you want to use. If you choose a Google+ page that doesn't have a channel, you can create a channel for that page.

You can always check the name and icon in the top right corner to confirm what channel you're currently using.


Tip: You can also do this with the Creator Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Creator Studio app Help Center.

I have a channel linked to a Google+ page, but it doesn't show in the list.

If your channel isn't showing, the Google Account you're currently signed into isn't listed as a manager of that channel's Google+ page. To fix the problem: Follow these instructions to add your Google Account as a manager of the Google+ page connected to that channel.

View all your channels

For easy management, you can view a list of all your YouTube channels.

If you have more than 10 channels
  1. On a computer, click on your channel icon in the top right corner of YouTube.
  2. Click View all.
If you have fewer than 10 channels
  1. Go to your account settings. Get there by clicking on your channel icon in the top right corner of YouTube. Click the Settings icon . Under "Account settings," click Overview.
  2. At the bottom, click See all my channels.
 

You’ll also find Google+ pages that are owned or managed by your Google Account but don't have an associated YouTube channel. You can click any of those create a new YouTube channel for that page.

If you want to remove a channel from this list

Note: If you see an option that shows your email address instead of a name, this lets you use YouTube as a viewer without a channel. You can't remove it, but you can use that option to create a new channel that will use the name you’ve selected for your Google account.
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