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Switch between channels on a Google Account

You can manage up to 200 channels from one Google Account. Learn how to use Brand Accounts to manage your YouTube channels.

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.

Tip: You can also do this with the YouTube Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Studio app Help Center.
There are two versions of the YouTube desktop experience, the current version and the old version. Follow the instructions for the experience you have.

Current desktop experience and YouTube Studio Beta

When you sign in to YouTube on a computer, you'll be prompted to choose a channel to use. To use the YouTube Studio Beta, be sure to select the channel that was invited.

To switch to a different channel that you manage:

  1. In the top right corner of youtube.com, click your channel icon.

  2. Click Switch account. You'll see a list of the Accounts that you manage, as well as your Google Account identity.

  3. Click the account you want to use. If you choose a Brand Account 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.

Old desktop experience

When you sign in to 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 Accounts that you manage, as well as your Google Account identity. If you have more than ten channels, you can click View all to select from the full list.

  2. Click the account you want to use. If you choose a Brand Account 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.

I have a channel linked to a Brand Account, but it doesn't show in the list.

If your channel isn't showing, the Google Account you're currently signed in to isn't listed as a manager of that channel's Brand Account.

To fix the problem: Follow these instructions to add your Google Account as a manager of the Brand Account 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 or create a new channel.
 

You’ll also find Brand Accounts 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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