Change channel owners & managers

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If a channel is linked to a Brand Account, multiple people can manage the channel from their Google Accounts. You don't need a separate username or password to manage YouTube channels with a Brand Account.

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Before you start: You'll only see the option to change owners and managers if your channel is linked to a Brand Account. Learn how to check to see if your channel is connected to a Brand Account or move your channel to a Brand Account

View or add people

Only the owner of a Brand Account can grant people access to a YouTube channel.

  1. On YouTube, sign in as the owner of the Brand Account.
  2. In the top right, click the account icon and select the channel you want to manage. 
  3. Go to the channel's account settings by clicking the channel icon > then Settings or settings icon .
  4. Click Add or remove managers. You'll be redirected to the "Brand Account details" page.
  5. Click Manage permissions. You'll see a list of people who can manage the account.
  6. To invite new people, choose Invite new users Ask people to manage.
  7. Enter their email addresses.
  8. Below their names, choose their role:
    • Owners can take the most actions, and they control who manages the account. An account must have one primary owner. Note: Owners can take full actions on the channel, including deleting the channel, removing other owners, and designating others as either owners or managers. 
    • Managers can use Google services that support Brand Accounts, like share photos on Google Photos or post videos on YouTube.
    • Note that communications managers don't have access to YouTube channels. Learn more about roles for Brand Accounts.
  9. Select Invite and then Done.

Change roles or remove people

Only an owner of a Brand Account can remove owners or managers from a Brand Account's YouTube channel.

  1. On YouTube, sign in as the owner of the Brand Account.
  2. In the top right, click the account icon and select the channel you want to manage. 
  3. Go to the channel's account settings by clicking the channel icon > then Settings or settings icon .
  4. Click Add or remove managers. You'll be redirected to the "Brand Account details" page.
  5. Click Manage permissions. You'll see a list of people who can manage the account.
  6. From here you can:
    • Change someone's role: Next to the person's name, select their current role, then choose a new role.
    • Remove someone: Next to the person's name, select Remove Remove. Confirm your choice if asked.
  7. Select Done.

You can remove yourself as an owner or manager. If you're the primary owner and want to leave the account, you first need to change another person's role to "Primary owner."

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