I signed in with a YouTube username

If you created your channel before May 2009 and haven't been signed in since 2011, we have automatically connected your channel to a Brand Account. You need to link that Brand Account to an existing Google Account so that you can access your channel. Here's how you do this:

  1. Go to https://accounts.google.com/Login and sign in to the Google Account that you'd like to link with your YouTube channel. This can be a Google Account that you already use on YouTube. If you don't have a Google Account, you can create a new one.
  2. Go to www.youtube.com/gaia_link.
  3. In the box on the left, enter your YouTube username and password. Note: If you don't remember your old YouTube password, unfortunately there is no password recovery option for these accounts.
  4. Select Claim channel.

After you complete these steps, you can log into YouTube with the Google Account that you connected by clicking Sign in in the top corner. You can switch to your channel in the top right-hand menu under 'Switch account'.

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