YouTube has an easy way of creating new profiles for yourself. It's called adding another Google Account, and there are several ways that you can go about doing this. If you're not using two different Gmail addresses already, then you should be able to use this method without issue. If you've got too many people in your family who all want their own personal YouTube profile, though, you might need some help setting up extra accounts. We'll show you how to set up as many additional YouTube accounts as you'd like.
Before we begin, let's talk about which browsers support this feature. The company recently announced that they would roll out the ability to add more than one user account to a single browser (though only Chrome users could take advantage). In other words, if you aren't running Firefox or Opera yet, don't worry — you still have time to sign up for both accounts before these features officially launch.
The following steps assume you've already signed into your primary account through the YouTube website. To prevent confusion, we won't refer to any specific username throughout this guide since each person may choose a unique name. Just know where you left off last time and move forward from there.
First things first: You can actually log into two separate accounts simultaneously, but only under certain circumstances. For example, if you try to access the wrong page while logged into the wrong account, you'll end up getting booted off the site altogether. So be cautious when selecting your options here. Also note that Google requires either a phone number or credit card associated with the secondary account.
Once you select the correct account, click on Sign in & Privacy Settings. This screen allows you to adjust your privacy settings for whatever account you wish to link. Scroll down until you see Edit next to your desired account. Clicking on this tab gives you three choices: Add Another User, Linked Accounts, or Manage Existing Users. Choose whichever option works best for you.
Next, scroll down to Find my Other Devices. Here, you can tell whether or not you want to automatically sync your watch history across devices. Since most people probably just want to keep the same account active across computers, tablets, phones, etc., leave everything unchecked. Then hit Save Changes.
Select your preferred language and gender, enter your birthday, and finally confirm your password.
Now comes the fun part: Adding another user. There are a few methods for accomplishing this depending upon what kind of device you're trying to set up. On Android, tap Continue once again. After accepting the Terms of Service, you'll receive an email letting you know that your request was successful. Once you verify your identity by clicking the verification code sent via SMS, your device will prompt you to download the app.
On iOS, open up the App Store and search for YouTube. Hit Free Download. When you run the app for the first time, you'll be asked to allow permission to send push notifications. Accept them, and wait for the app to scan your device for available updates. Tap Get Started, and follow the steps above to continue.
When you come back online after linking your new account, you should now find yourself looking at something very familiar. That's because the YouTube homepage shows content based on your previous viewing habits. As long as nothing changes between the times you perform this step and when you check your email, you shouldn't encounter any issues.
It depends. While you technically cannot have two different YouTube accounts linked to one profile, you can certainly have two accounts registered under the same email. All you need to do is go to My Profile " Edit " Preferences " Personalization. From this menu, you can toggle between various settings.
For instance, you can change your display picture for the secondary account so that it doesn't look identical to yours. Or perhaps you'd prefer to switch your main channel over entirely to the alternate account. Whatever preferences you choose, remember that anything you change applies globally to every video uploaded.
Your preferences section also lets you decide whether videos tagged #2ndChannel should appear alongside your original uploads. Finally, you can alter the default comment type to include @secondchannel instead of @username. These tweaks apply regardless of which account you currently have selected.
Note that anyone else who uses your computer can easily view all of your activity if you enable web traffic logging. By checking the box labelled Enable Web Traffic Logging, you give YouTube permission to record information such as IP addresses, timestamps, cookies, ad IDs, etc. Don't forget to disable this functionality whenever you no longer require it.
Let's say that you added a second account specifically for posting cat clips. Now what? Well, you simply post a clip using the second account, and voila. Everything looks exactly as it did on your home feed. No big deal. However, if you want to merge your two feeds together, you can edit the description fields of individual posts. Simply click the pencil icon below the title bar and start typing away. Make sure to hit Enter after every sentence to avoid accidentally inserting text from elsewhere.
A little trickier is combining comments. Let's say you wanted to reply to someone's comment on your original video using your second account. Unfortunately, the commenter didn't realize that your username had changed. Instead of opening the comment itself, you'll need to copy its contents, paste it somewhere else, and then delete the original. Thankfully, there's a quick fix.
In YouTube Studio, navigate to Comments " Commenters. Look in the upper-right corner of the window and you'll notice that a field labeled Original Author appears. Paste the relevant comment author inside this box and press OK. Voila, done. Note that this process does not work retroactively. Any existing comments made using the old account will remain unchanged.
Finally, if you ever feel compelled to revert back to your original account, you can restore it manually by going to Settings " General " Restore Defaults.
Of course, you can always combine multiple YouTube accounts into one using previously mentioned techniques. But if you want to take matters further, why not register several channels using your primary email address? With a bit of effort, you can even hide your real identities behind fake names.
To get started, head over to Settings " Channels. Under Your Content, scroll down to Channel Visibility. Beneath Private, uncheck the box labelled Yes, I'm the owner. Next, fill in your country and region codes as well as your mobile carrier. Lastly, enter your billing details. Check the boxes beside Create Public Video License Keys and Automatically Publish Videos.
You can now proceed to build out separate YouTube pages for as many channels as you'd like. Each account page acts independently, meaning that you can moderate comments separately for each feed. Plus, you can control what viewers see based on your preference filters. And if you really want to pull off the ruse, consider registering a dummy account with a random nickname.
Don't fret if your channels seem inactive. Remember that you can turn off auto-upload and force yourself to publish regularly to maintain visibility.
YouTube doesn't want me to use my personal Gmail address as an alias for my YouTube accounts. Or maybe they do, but that's not how Google works in general.
I've tried using different aliases (like @myname) or forwarding emails from those addresses directly to my main and secondary YouTube accounts without success. What gives here? Is there any way around this technical limitation?
Hi! I will explain to you: Yes it is possible! But first of all you should get familiarized with what is called "Channel".
A Channel is basically just like having multiple profiles/accounts on YT. So if you already know everything about Channels then you are good to go. If you don't know anything yet, read below. Then ask again :)
To be honest, we recommend you to read our article on How To Create Your Own Youtube Account & Upload Videos before continuing further. We'll try our best to keep things simple here.
So let's say that you already have several active YouTube accounts (all under different usernames). And now you would like to add another username to each of them so that you could manage them separately. Well, you actually CAN do that. It may take some time though, since we need to set up everything properly.
First thing you need to understand is that every user has his own profile page which contains information such as their subscriptions, playlists, etc. This is where your videos appear when viewers click on your name -- e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/USERNAME1.
But also note that whenever someone clicks on your username, he sees YOUR OWN profile instead of seeing other people's content. That's why we need to hide your default profile by creating new ones for each individual account. The easiest way to do this is through YouTube Studio.
OK, so now lets assume that you already created a couple of different accounts (or even more than that!) and you want to give each of them its' very own unique identity. For example, you might want separate accounts for your primary job and your hobby hobbies. In order to achieve this, you need to follow these steps:
1.- Connect All Accounts Under One Email Address
The first step is pretty easy. Just log into your normal YouTube account and connect ALL OF THEM together via ONE EMAIL ADDRESS. That means that all your future messages will arrive under one single inbox. Once done, anyone who tries to send you an email WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND IT UNLESS YOU REPLY WITH A MESSAGE FROM THAT ALIAS ACCOUNT. Therefore please make sure that you reply ONLY from that specific address.
2.- Click On Your Picture At Top Right Corner Of Every New Profile Page
Next step is to open EVERY NEW PROFILE PAGE and look for something similar to this screenshot:
You're looking for the small arrow icon next to My Settings button. When clicked, the settings menu opens up. Now scroll down until you see User ID header field and enter your desired nickname for this particular profile. Please remember that nicknames cannot contain spaces.
3.- Go Back To Main Screen And Look For Something Similar Like This Screenshot:
Now you simply need to repeat the process above for every additional profile. Don't forget to change the Nickname accordingly. Once completed, you will end up with something similar to this:
And voila! You just made yourself a brand new YouTube account. There are still lots of things left to configure, but once you complete the initial setup, it won't take long. Also, check out our detailed video tutorial to learn more.
If you have questions regarding this issue, feel free to comment on this post. Thanks!
Yes, you certainly can! Here's instructions on how to do that:
Log in to your existing account and head over to your Channel section. Find the +Add Another Creator link underneath your avatar. Clicking on it will bring up the following window:
Once filled, hit submit. After few minutes, the status of each of your profiles should change to 'Active'. Now you can start adding subscribers and uploading videos. However, if you notice that only your main account shows up while others remain inactive, it means that you didn't fill in correct information correctly. Try again.
Also, don't worry too much about privacy policies. They don't matter because nobody except you will ever access them. Only you will view them.
No, unfortunately not. Each channel needs its own email address in order to work.
Yes, definitely. You can always create as many channels as you wish. As mentioned earlier, all you need to do is create additional profiles within your existing accounts.
As far as I know, there is no limit to number amount of channels you can register. Feel free to experiment.
There is NO LIMITATION whatsoever. You can create as many channels as you'd like.
However, bear in mind that most users tend to subscribe to less than 5 profiles simultaneously. Why is that? Because YouTube does not allow users to subscribe to more than 10 profiles per day. So if you exceed this restriction, YouTube automatically blocks your subscription attempt.
It is recommended that you stick to between 4 - 6 profiles maximum. Anything beyond that is considered spamming.
For instance, if you have 20+ profiles registered with identical names, chances are high that YouTube will block your attempts anyway due to exceeding daily subscriber limits.
What if you happen to have hundreds of channels and thus dozens of profiles? Who cares! The important point is that all profiles need to have unique email addresses. Otherwise, you risk getting blocked by YouTube.
This depends entirely upon whether your main and secondary channels share common interests. Usually, it is better to create separate channels rather than merging them together. Merging means losing control over both identities.
On the contrary, separating allows you to retain full ownership over either channel. This is true especially if you plan to run different campaigns across both channels.
In case you were wondering, you can easily merge channels as well. Simply login to your YouTube account management panel and select Manage Profiles option. Select the profile(s) you want to merge into one and click Merge.
Hope this helps! Cheers!!!
Hello, thank you for sharing your question.
Do you mean that you want to create different accounts using the same email? If so, I'm afraid you can't do that. Not unless you sign-up for an extra service like Sendy.
Here is what you can do : You can have more than one account with the same email id. The problem arises when you have to provide verification for your mail account.
Let me put it differently : Have multiple accounts with the same email id but different password. Use the same mail app.
One workaround is to forward mails from your email to different gmail accounts. Since you have verified your account you can enable sending mail as [your_email]@gmail.com. By doing this you can have multiple accounts with the same email but different passwords.
Another trick is to use Mailinator.com
YouTube has been around for more than 10 years now. It's one of most popular video sites in the world, but how did it all begin? And what about creating an additional profile on YouTube?
We'll show you everything you should know about opening up another account on YouTube, so that you don't miss out on any benefits or perks you're entitled to as part of YouTube Creator Academy (YCA).
You might be asking yourself why anyone would want to open two accounts on such an established platform like YouTube, when they could just use their existing account instead. Well, there are actually several reasons people choose to open multiple profiles. Here are some examples:
1) For privacy purposes - if someone wants to keep their main channel private while still being able to make videos for other platforms, this option allows them to do that. In addition, a separate YCA profile doesn't count towards your total number of channels.
2) To work on different types of content - not everyone makes funny pranks, makeup tutorials, music covers, or whatever else type of content is featured prominently on every major social media site including YouTube. If you'd rather focus on making vlogs, instructional guides, etc., then having a secondary channel where you can experiment without worrying about hurting your primary channel's reputation may help you find your niche faster.
3) As a way to test new ideas before committing to a project - you never really know until you try. What better way to gauge whether something works than by doing it twice?
4) If you run a business - maybe you own a company who uses YouTube to showcase its products/services. Or perhaps you've got a product that you're trying to sell directly through your channel. Having a personal profile vs. a brand page helps protect your copyrights.
5) Perhaps you're interested in learning about monetization options within YCA. Maybe you were denied access to YCA because your channel was too small or your subscriber base wasn't large enough yet. A secondary profile gives you a chance to build those numbers first.
6) Want to connect with creators outside of YouTube. This is great for influencers who aren't on YouTube currently. They can reach out to these creators via email and inquire about collaboration opportunities.
7) Are looking to expand into live streaming. Many livestreaming networks allow users to sign up under a different name to avoid getting banned from the network. By registering separately on YouTube, streamers won’t accidentally end up causing drama amongst their subscribers.
8) Need to hide your real identity online - even though we all love anonymity, sometimes it's good to step away from the computer screen once in awhile.
9) Sometimes you just want to watch cat videos without feeling guilty afterwards. Don't worry -- you can always delete your extra account later.
Once you've decided which reason best applies to you, follow these steps below to set up a second profile on YouTube:
Sign Up With Your New Account
When signing up for your new account, simply click the dropdown box next to "Create Another Profile" and select Create Second Channel. Fill out the information requested, confirm your subscription payment method, agree to YouTube Community Guidelines, check out our User Agreement, and enter your password again. After clicking Sign Up Now, your profile info will pop up automatically. Click Continue When Done.
Connect Your Accounts
Now comes the fun stuff — connecting both accounts together so that you can upload from each individually. Once logged into your newly created profile, go back to your original profile. On the left side panel, scroll down till you see My Content & Subscriptions. Underneath that section, click Connected Profiles. Then, select Add Other Account. Type in your login credentials and hit Submit. That's it! Both your accounts are connected now, allowing you to upload videos simultaneously whenever you please.
Forgot your password? No problem! Just logout of your old profile, head over to your new profile, and reset your password using your mobile device or desktop browser. If you prefer, you can also request your Google support team to change your passwords for you.
The process mentioned above is pretty straightforward. However, if you're wondering how exactly you can become eligible to receive monetary compensation through YouTube itself, here are the rules:
In order to qualify for YCA payments, your audience needs to consist entirely of viewers whom you personally recruited. Meaning, no bots, random traffic, automated methods, or third parties involved. Only genuine followers that clicked on links from your website or YouTube adverts will be counted toward qualification.
Your subscriber list cannot include duplicate entries, duplicates of your previous subs, or anyone who unsubscribed after joining.
Also, your channel must remain active for 90 consecutive days prior to receiving your monthly stipend.
There are three ways to generate revenue on YouTube: AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, and Merchandise Sales. The latter two options require that you maintain a physical presence in stores. But since AdSense lets you earn money based solely on your performance, it's ideal for independent creatives who wish to maximize their earning potential. So if you're ready to learn about how to start earning money from YouTube, here's how it goes.
Advertising revenue depends largely on the amount of clicks your embedded ads get. While advertisers pay YouTube to display their commercials alongside your videos, the actual payout rate varies depending on factors like view duration, location, age group, gender, etc.
To generate income from affiliate marketing, you only need to promote others' products on your YouTube channel. There are various services available that leverage on affiliates to market products. Some of the common ones include Amazon Associates, Commission Junction, Linkshare, ShareASale, and Rakuten LinkShare.
Merchandise sales involve selling items made specifically for your channel. Depending on the manufacturer, merchandise manufacturers usually provide custom packaging designs, graphics, and templates for your creation. Items sold range from clothing apparel, posters, stickers, books, mugs, bags, phone cases, t-shirts, hoodies, blankets, pillows, magnets, toys, desk accessories, and much more.
Of course, there are plenty of other ways to make money from YouTube aside from advertising, affiliate marketing, and merchandising. You can write and publish eBooks, sell digital downloads, sponsor events, hold giveaways, launch crowdfunding campaigns, host webinars, release podcasts, and much more.
But remember that if you plan to rely heavily on external sources to sustain your livelihood, you need to diversify your portfolio across several streams. Otherwise, your income will quickly dry up.
According to YouTube Partner Support Policy, you need 40 minutes worth of original programming uploaded per week. Original means that the content you produce isn't repurposed somewhere else, altered in anyway, reuploaded with subtitles, or otherwise copied off elsewhere. Also, you can't claim copyright ownership of anything unless it's your own original creative property.
While 40 minutes seems like quite a lot, consider that many successful YouTubers regularly post 20 minute long clips during peak hours. Furthermore, uploading a single clip takes less time than editing and producing a full episode of television series. Thus, you might not necessarily need that many views to meet eligibility requirements.
However, keep in mind that the longer your videos stay on YouTube, the higher chances of attracting unwanted attention from trolls, haters, copycats, and scammers. Therefore, it's advisable to remove offending material when necessary.
Have you ever opened a second account on YouTube? How does it feel? Do you think it's worthwhile or unnecessary? Please let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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