Manage YouTube channels

You can set up your YouTube channels to be managed by just you or by multiple people. You can choose from one of the following options for a YouTube channel:

  • Connect it to your Google Account: The channel will use your Google Account name and photo.
  • Connect it to a Google+ page: The YouTube channel can use a different name than the one you use on your Google Account.

Use your Google Account

A Google Account is specific to just one person, so it uses one name and identity across all Google services, including on any YouTube channel that is connected.

If you connect your YouTube channel to your Google Account:

  • Who can manage the channel: Only you can access the YouTube channel and you have to use your Google Account.
  • What name and photo show: The YouTube channel uses the same name and photo as your Google Account (and rest of your Google services, like Gmail or Google Docs).

Use a Google+ page

A YouTube channel connected to a Google+ page can be shared across multiple accounts.

If you connect your YouTube channel to a Google+ page:

  • Who can manage the channel: Multiple Google Accounts can manage a Google+ page, and any of those managers can also access YouTube channel connected to the Google+ page.
  • What name and photo show: The YouTube channel can have a different name and photo from your Google Account and any manager Google Accounts.

Use Google+ pages managed by your Google Account

You can use one Google Account to manage multiple Google+ pages connected to YouTube channels.

If you connect your YouTube channel to a Google+ page that's managed only by your Google Account:

  • Who can manage the channel: If you have multiple YouTube channels connected to Google+ pages, you can manage them all through one Google Account without signing out. Learn how to switch between channels you manage.
  • What name and photo show: The YouTube channel can have a different name and photo from your Google Account and any of the Google+ pages it manages.
Was this article helpful?