Create a Co-Managed YouTube Channel

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A channel is used to organize and share YouTube videos. Each YouTube member has a channel of their own by default.This is a personal channel, that cannot be managed with other users. If you want to co-manage a YouTube channel, called a brand account, you will need to set up a new channel.

Create a New YouTube Channel
Add Channel Managers

Create a New YouTube Channel

  1. Sign into your pdx.edu Google account.
  2. Navigate to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher
  3. Select Create a New Channel
  4. Give the channel a name, and click the Create button.
  5. Verify your account, if prompted, following the on-screen directions.
  6. From here, you should be taken to your new channel page.

Add Channel Managers

Brand account channels can be co-managed. This means that multiple Google users can edit and administer the channel without sharing passwords. Only the channel owner can add managers.
  1. Browse to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher and select the page you want to manage. Click OK.
  2. Go to www.youtube.com/account and click Add or remove managers from the Overview tab.
  3. In the Managers section, on the Overview tab, click the Add or remove managers link.
  4. Click the MANAGE PERMISSIONS button.
  5. On the manage permissions pop up, click the + icon in the upper right.
    • Look for this icon:

                

  6. Begin typing the names or email addresses of managers in the form, and select from the list. 
  7. Choose a role from the list. For more information about roles, see this Google Support article. 
  8. Once invitations are set, invitees will need to accept before they can begin managing.
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