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I discovered only yesterday that I have a YouTube account and a YouTube channel! (and apparently also a brand account!). How I did that... I have no idea. But trying to sort it out and trying to fix the fact that the account would not show the pic of my profile while the channel does, I made things worse and I seem to have connected both of them. Now I don't know if I am in one or the other and when I write a comment, it appears twice. I don't need a channel since I am not a creator, so you would think the solution is to delete it. But I dodn't want to delete the account too at the same time. And I am going to be annoyed about losing my channel history and conversations. Help. I am in a mess!
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Both will show up here : https://www.youtube.com/channel_switcher
On this page , you can switch from one to the other .
A channel is needed to comment  .
The icon picture on the account can be added when clicking here : https://www.youtube.com/account  where it says " edit on Google "
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Thank you for your answer. I knew about the picture but even though I did that it did not appear in my profile when I published comments or in my channel. Something did not work there.
Regarding the account/channel mix, I understand from your message that if I want to chat with other uses, I need to have a channel, even if I don't publish my own videos or playlist.
Now... why when I write a comment it appears twice? Is it because I gave both account and channel the same name? That is my issue
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The comment appearing twice , is a known bug , waiting for a fix .
Changing a icon picture takes usually some time to reflect on the Youtube side .  Can't say how long it may take .
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Thanks again!
The bug is for me or for YouTube to fix?
Sorry for being a pain, but finding somebody helpful is godsent!
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