Add or remove access to your YouTube channel

If you have a Brand Account, you can now use channel permissions to add or remove access to your YouTube channel instead. Learn more.

You can have multiple people manage your channel without giving them access to your Google Account. Inviting someone to manage your channel:

  • is safer than sharing your password.
  • lets you give only the amount of access they need.
  • is less confusing by making the user comment or view videos on YouTube with their own channel.
Limitations

Right now, people that you've invited to manage your channel:

  • can only manage your channel in YouTube Studio on computer, not on mobile, youtube.com or via YouTube APIs.
  • can't perform certain actions in YouTube Studio (see the table below).

Note: Channel permissions are still in development, so check back here to see if new features are supported. 

 

Category

Feature

Channel permissions

Granular permission control

Viewer only role 

Viewer (limited) role

Editor (limited) role

Video 

management

Upload videos

Understand the video's performance in YouTube Analytics

Manage videos (metadata, monetisation, visibility)

Add a video to a playlist/create a playlist

Manage playlist order

Currently not supported

Live stream as the channel

Currently not supported

Classic features: captions, private video sharing

Mobile uploads

Currently not supported

Channel management

Customise/manage the channel page (including WYSIWYG)

Community engagement

Create a post

Currently not supported

Manage Community posts, including deleting posts

Reply to comments as the channel from YouTube Studio

Comment on another channel's videos as the channel

Currently not supported

Create a story

Currently not supported

Studio mobile

Analytics on Studio Mobile (including Artist analytics)

Currently not supported

Video updates on Studio Mobile

Currently not supported

Commenting on Studio Mobile

Currently not supported

View only and without revenue roles on Studio Mobile

Currently not supported

Artists specific

Official Artist Channel features (e.g. concerts)

 

Channel Permissions in YouTube Studio: Invite People to Help Manage Your Channel

To add access: 

  1. Go to studio.youtube.com
  2. On the left-hand side, click Settings.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. Click Invite and enter the email address of the person who you'd like to invite. 
  5. Click Access and select the role that you'd like to assign to this person:
    • Manager: Can add or remove others and edit channel details. And upload, edit, publish and delete videos. Can't delete the channel.
    • Editor: Can upload and edit videos, and delete draft videos. Can't add or remove others, delete published videos or the channel or enter into contracts.
    • Editor (limited): Can upload and edit videos and delete draft videos. Can't add or remove others, delete videos or the channel, enter into contracts or see revenue information.
    • Viewer: Can view (but not edit) channel details. 
    • Viewer (limited): Can view (but not edit) channel details, except revenue information.
  6. Click Save.

To remove or change access:

  1. Go to studio.youtube.com.
  2. On the left-hand side, click Settings.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. Go to the person that you'd like to remove and click the down arrow. 
  5. Select a new role or click Remove access

Note: Channel permissions don't support some parts of Studio just yet. Even though the owner can access these features, invited users can't access:

  • Features that aren't built into Studio, like playlist editing
  • Live Control Room
  • Youtube.com, any of the YouTube apps (including Studio Mobile) and YouTube APIs

We plan on supporting these in the future.

To find the channel owner's name and email:

If you manage a channel, you can find out the channel owner's name and email address. You may need this information, for example, to ask them to verify a phone number for their channel to get access to certain features.

Note: Only managers and the owner can see the names and email addresses of people that have access to a channel.

  1. Go to studio.youtube.com.
  2. Click Settings > Permissions.
  3. You'll see the names and email addresses of everyone that has access to this channel. Make a note of the owner's info.
     
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