Channels migrated to Brand Accounts

Changes to accounts created before 2014

Channels created before 2014 didn’t have access to all features that are now available to new accounts. To make sure all channels have the same features, we’ve updated your channel by connecting it to a Brand Account. Your channel has the same name, videos, and subscribers as before but allows a separate identity. With the identity your personal name and email address are not visible to the public.

If you’re not sure what kind of account you have, you can check on YouTube.

What's changed:

  • Your YouTube channel is now automatically connected to a Brand Account. Your YouTube channel can now have a different name and photo from your Google Account.
  • You now have full access to commenting, changing your channel name, and adding channel managers.
  • You may see your email address in some of your channel settings but it is not shown publicly. Learn more about managing your YouTube channels.
  • Your channel will have the same content as before. If you cannot find your channel list or a subscription, try switching accounts using the Account Switcher.
Note: When you're using the Brand Account, you may also get an unusual email address in some places, such as channel-name-1234@pages.plusgoogle.com. This email isn't a real one, it's just an identifier for the Brand Account. You can have a Brand Account even though Google+ is no longer available.
Email notifications for the YouTube channel go to the notification address that you can set for the Brand Account. 
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