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I recently got a YouTube account from someone, but I would like to be able to login with the Google account that I already have and connect it to the former YouTube account.

How can I add my own Google account (Gmail address) as a "manager" of the YouTube account (which is connected to its own Gmail account)? Or, vice versa, how can I add the YouTube channel to my Gmail account?

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At this time it's not possible to move Youtube product data but it's possible to have several managers for Youtube channels linked to Google+ pages.

Add or remove managers of a channel

From [2] (go to the reference to have access to the the linked pages at the source)

If a channel is linked to a Google+ page, then multiple people can manage the channel without sharing passwords. For someone to manage the YouTube channel, they must be listed as a manager of the linked page.

  1. Only the owner of the Google+ page can add or remove managers. Sign into the page owner Google Account.
  2. On YouTube, make sure you pick the right channel. Then go to the channel's account settings and click Add or remove managers.
  3. To add a manager, enter the email address of whoever you want to be a manager. Click Invite. Once they accept the invitation, they’ll then be able to access that channel from their own Google Account.
  4. To remove a manager, find the manager you want to remove, and click the X by their name. They will no longer be able to access the channel from their Google Account.

Learn more about adding managers and removing managers on a Google+ page.


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