When Youtube was acquired by Google, we expected it to be integrated as a core part of Google.
In the sense, your YouTube login id should be your Gmail id.
And as expected, YouTube updated it’s system which let you login to YouTube account with your Gmail account. It means now you can use your Google mail (Gmail) Login id and password to login to Youtube.
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That time Youtube login page had a small login option for Sign in with your Gmail account . here is the screenshot of the previous login page.
Youtube login page got a whole new look and now you can directly log into using youtube or Gmail account.
New Youtube login page screenshot:
Note: You need to enter your full gmail address as username to login.
Overall, I use many Google products like BlogSpot, Gmail, Chat, Picasa and Youtube has always been my favorite video portal. Now, using same Gmail login as Youtube login id will help a regular user like me to reduce down the number of username and passwords.
Also once you have linked your Gmail account with Youtube account, you do not need to login to your Youtube account if you are logged into your Google account. Though, if you are paranoid about the security of your Gmail account, you should read our Gmail security guidelines and if you are a Youtube video uploader, you might like to check out the ultimate guide on:
Do let us know if you have successfully linked your Youtube and Gmail account? Are you able to login to youTube using your Gmail Id? If you face any problem with youtube login, feel free to let us know.