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

Add owners & managers

Only the owner of a Brand Account can grant people access to a YouTube channel. Owners can designate others as either owners or managers. If you add other owners to the channel, they can take full actions on it, including deleting the channel and removing other owners.

Note that communications managers don't have access to YouTube channels. Learn more about roles for Brand Accounts.

  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. Next to "Managers," click Manage permissions.
    • Add an owner: Click the dropdown arrow below the person's name and select Transfer ownership.
    • Add a manager: Enter the email address for the person you want to be a manager. Click Invite. Once they accept the invitation, they’ll be able to access the channel from their own Google Account. You can also do this to change an owner to a manager.

Remove owners & managers

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. Next to "Managers," click Manage permissions.
  6. Find the manager you want to remove, and click the X next to their name. They'll no longer be able to access the channel from their Google Account.
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