Thursday, July 11, 2013

Creating your next channel just got a lot easier

Previously, every channel you created needed to have its own Google account login.  If you’re a creator that manages many channels, you might even have a spreadsheet to organize the various email addresses and passwords you use to log in to your channels. 

We made a significant improvement to the multiple channel management experience recently when we launched the option to connect your existing channels with a Google+ page.  Google+ page connected channels have enhanced channel management features that allow you to manage up to 50 channels with a single login, and multiple individuals can manage your channel with their own logins.

Now, when you sign up for a new channel you’ll have an option to create this new channel connected with a Google+ page.  This will allow you to create new channels using a Google account that you already use to manage your other channels and Google+ pages.  This is a significant simplification of the channel signup process, so we encourage you to take advantage of this when you’re creating new channels going forward.  

Create a new channel connected to a new Google+ page
1.Sign in to a Google account that you use individually - maybe it’s a Google account you already use to manage other channels and Google+ pages, or it’s the Google account you use in the YouTube Content Manager.

2.Go to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher and click Create a new channel.



3.Provide a name for your new channel and Google+ page, and click Done to complete the signup process.  Remember, channels connected with Google+ pages can have names that include spaces and punctuation if that’s what you want.

Create a new channel connected to an existing Google+ page
1.Sign in to a Google account that is the manager or owner of the Google+ page with which you want your new channel to be connected.

2.Go to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher and click the name and avatar of the Google+ page for which you want to create a new channel.


3.You’ll be asked to confirm you want to create a new channel for this page, so click OK to complete the signup process.

Additional tips for your new channel

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