Manage your Brand Account

Historically, Brand Accounts could be used with a variety of Google services. Starting August 4, 2021, Brand Accounts can only be linked to YouTube channels and will be designated with “(limited to YouTube)." This update will not impact existing Brand Accounts, only accounts that are created after August 4, 2021.

You can set up and manage an account specifically for your brand. You can use certain services with it, like YouTube, to create an online presence. 

How Brand Accounts work

How Brand Accounts differ from regular Google Accounts

You and others can jointly manage a Brand Account through your own Google Accounts. You won’t need a separate username or password. Your account can have multiple owners and managers.

  • Owners can take the most actions, and control who manages the account. An account must have one primary owner.
  • Communications managers can do the same things as Managers, but they can't use YouTube.
Google services that support Brand Accounts

You can use certain services with your account, like Google Photos or YouTube. You'll be able to communicate, connect, and share info with customers and fans with your Brand Account.

To manage who can see and interact with your content, you can adjust your settings for each service.

Create a Brand Account

You can create an account for your business or brand on some Google services. For example, you can create a Brand Account when you create a YouTube channel.

Find your Brand Accounts

You can find all of your Brand Accounts, and switch between them.

Find your accounts

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  3. Under "Your Brand Accounts," choose an account.

Learn more about how to switch between accounts.

Make changes to your accounts

Edit basic information

You can add, change, or remove basic info about your business or brand.

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  3. Choose the account you want to edit.
  4. Tap Edit account info.
  5. In the section you want to change, tap Edit Edit.
    • Optional: At the bottom right, you might find Add info Add info. You can tap it to add more info to your account.
  6. Add, change, or remove the info you want.

Learn how to control what info gets shared.

Change who manages an account

If you own a Brand Account, you can add people to help manage it. You can decide how much control each person has over the account.

Learn how to add new managers to an account.

Choose when you get emails
  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  3. Tap Email preferences.
  4. Change when you're notified about your accounts. Your changes will save automatically.

Delete or restore a Brand Account

You can only delete a Brand Account if you're an owner. If you delete the account, all of its content will be removed across all Google services.

Important: You have to be an owner of the account for 7 days before you can delete or restore accounts. If you’ve been an owner for less than 7 days, you’ll get an error message.

Delete an account
  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  3. Choose the account you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete account.
  5. Enter your password.
  6. Read the info carefully and agree to the terms.
  7. Tap Delete account.
Restore an account

If you recently deleted your account, you may be able to recover it.

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  3. Tap Deleted accounts.
  4. Next to the account you want to restore, tap Restore this Brand Account Restore this Brand Account. The restored account will show up in your list of Brand Accounts.
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