How to Make A Second YouTube Channel with an Existing Google Account

YouTube is the most popular free video hosting service, and for vbloggers it’s the best way to market their videos at zero cost.

Before this news, there is a significant problem with multiple blog owners and that is: Creating a second YouTube channel.

This was indeed a task to login and logout between multiple Google accounts to switch the channel, and you also need to memorize multiple login details. Thanks to YouTube for coming up with a great idea of multiple Youtube channels under a single Gmail account, using it you can create up to 50 Youtube channels associated with one account.

In this article, I will show you how you can link your existing website to a Youtube channel under one account.

How to create Second YouTube channel using an existing Google account:

Before I move ahead with the tutorial:

  • YouTube Account: Usually your Gmail/Google login which you use to login to your Youtube channel.
  • YouTube channel: Your Channel which you have created under YouTube account. Earlier you can create only one Youtube channel under one account, and now you can create/link/manage up to 50 YouTube channel using one Youtube account.

For blog owners who have not created a separate account for Youtube channel yet, here is how you can get started.

  • Login to Google account that you want to use for creating multiple Youtube channel. This should be your primary Youtube account that you use daily.
  • If you have already created Google+ page for your blog, you can skip this step, else follow this guide and create a Google plus page for your other websites.
  • Now go to Youtube Channel_switcher and click on Google plus page for which you want to create a new channel. You will be seeing a screen like this:

Youtube channel switcher

Now, you can either connect your existing Youtube channel with this Google plus page, or create a new Youtube channel. I have selected create new YouTube channel, and below screenshots will help you further:

Create new Youtube channel

Click on ok, and on the next page, you will see a display for linking your newly created channel with Google plus page. Here are things to remember:

  • Your page and channel will display the same name and photo.
  • Your public YouTube videos will appear on both.
  • Managers of the Google+ page will be able to manage your channel.

linking Google plus and youtube

As soon as you click on ok, you will be switched to your newly created Youtube channel and it will be a separate channel with same name and image as your Google plus page. You can always click on the profile image on the top right to switch between different Youtube account.

Switch Youtube Account

How can multiple users manage single YouTube Channel?

Now, you have created 5 Youtube channels using one Google account, and now you want to have different people manage your different Youtube channels.

In this case, you can take advantage of Google plus managers feature. All you need to do is, add managers to individual pages, and this will grant youtube channel access to a particular user.

You can follow the official guide here or official announcement here.

This deep integration of YouTube and Google plus pages will solve many major problems which we were facing:

  • Single youtube account can be shared with multiple users
  • With one Google login you can manage/create multiple Youtube channel (Up to 50)

Especially those vloggers, who are using YouTube as a main income source, and have a team to help them with video production, this new integration and feature will help them to solve the problem of login sharing, and now things are more streamlined.

This new feature will also be helpful for social media marketing companies, as, with manager feature, a brand can easily give access to their Youtube channel to run a campaign. We will find out more usage of these new features, as we move ahead.

Do let me know if you find this tutorial useful or not? Also, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel @denharsh.

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.

23 thoughts on “How to Make A Second YouTube Channel with an Existing Google Account”

  1. Woh just learned something new, thanks a lot Harsh for sharing this tip and the new feature does saves me a lot of hassle! Thanks YT and G+

  2. Teresa Acosta

    What is your recommendation for all the additional Google Plus pages that are automatically created with each additional channel? If there’s no interest in developing the Google+ pages, do you just leave them in their default state? What is the best practice for this if there’s no interest in developing and maintaining these Google + pages? Thanks!

  3. Hello Harsh,

    This is a very nice post. One thing I would like to ask you that can I monetize with Google Adsense to multiple YouTube channels via single Gmail id? This is you are not mentioned in your post that’s why I’m asked you.

    Thanks.

    Nikhil

  4. Hi Harsh, say now my 3 channels are totally distinct from each other, ex food, movies and crafts. so when i have all these under one mail id . will it by any chance get linked to each other and show up when a channel is accessed by a user. Ex :- say a viewer is looking at a food channel, so in this case will my other too channels (crafts and movies) also show up to him as suggested channels/ videos (just coz its under the same id) i am assuming ideally it shouldnt as YT suggests only relevant key word contents.. but just checking. Any inputs from u will be helpful

  5. Yes, the article is worthy but I have a question. I have created separate youtube channel as mentioned in the post but can’t see option of monetize option in the video. As want to run adsense on this so please let me know how could I run adsense ads on this new channel.

    As I have created for personal use and ads are live on it but want to do it for my blog and can’t find the adsense option.

  6. Jason Cao Grullon

    If I have multiple channels in one account will I be able to monetize in both of my accounts? And let’s say I hit 1 million subs in both channels will I get 2 placks?

  7. Hey, Harsh.
    I have a youtube channel already monetized. Now I have made a brand account under the same mail id. But I don’t know the procedure to monetize this new account. Please help me. I have tried many times but not succeeded. I hope you will help me out.

  8. Hello, I have 2 questions… FIRST: If I already have an existing youtube channel with lots of subscribers and then I decided to create a new channel with the same google account,will my subscribers from my first channel be notified or will know that I created a new or second channel? or creating a second channel is just the same as creating a new youtube channel and will not notify them unless they discover it themselves???
    SECOND; will all my earnings from both account be merged in my adsense account?pls reply, thank you 🙂

      1. OMG! you are so cool! I am so surprised by this reply of yours, I’m so happy! thank you so much! I thoroughly understand everything that you said. I have been searching for the answer for these questions and nothing seems to be asking these on the net or maybe I haven’t seen them yet; Regardless, thank you so much, I appreciate it. God bless 😀

  9. Isn’t Google shutting down Google Plus?? So, in this case, how do we accomplish making multiple channels under one account? Thank you.
    ‘Is Your Google Account Going Away? No, But Your Google+ Account Is. In early February, Google sent out a not-so-clear email to users of Google+ with this subject line: Your personal Google+ account is going away on April 2, 2019.’

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