In this post, we will be talking about how we can move a YouTube account from one Google Account to another with all the Subscriptions and Subscribers intact.
Even though there were documentations of how it is done, they no longer work, for example, I found a pretty good post detailing the process, but sadly YouTube has changed a lot in the last few years making them irrelevant.
So, this the most updated guide you’ll probably find on the web, and hopefully, it will work for an another year or two.
Reasons to move YouTube channel from one Google account to another?
It could be anything, from moving away from an embarrassing Gmail address, or using other services like Google Maps, Play Store on another account, or looking to bring all the services into one account.
Before we start to list we process, I want you to know how it works.
You must be knowing that YouTube is a property of Google, like it’s other products, like Google Maps, Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube also required a Google account to log you in and manage it.
Now, there is two type of YouTube accounts.
1. Personal YouTube Channel
2. Brand YouTube Channel
Personal YouTune Channel:
For personal YouTube channel, as the name suggests, it belongs to a person, and the person has to use his name.
For example, My Personal YouTube Channel would be Asif Ahmed.
Now, I can use it for promoting my business or to monetize my videos, there is nothing I cannot do with a personal YouTube channel, the only difference is, it is linked directly to my Google Account, and I have to use my name.
Brand YouTube Channel
Brand YouTube Channel, on the other hand, can use any name, All you need is a Google Plus Brand Page, which is like a Facebook Page that can be created by anybody for anything with any name (as far as it doe not infringe copyright)
For example, I can create a Google Plus business page, Asif Ahmed’s vlogs, or Asiogroup and create a YouTube account under that Brand page. (which I already have, youtube.com/asiogroup)
One feature of Brand YouTube channel that many people like is that multiple people can have access to the YouTube channel as long as they are the Managers of the Google Plus brand page (something similar to Facebook Page Managers).
Google gives users the option to turn their Personal YouTube channel into a Brand YouTube channel. You can select the Google Plus Brand page in the process and the YouTube Channel is converted into a Brand Channel with the name changing from Asif Ahmed to Asif Ahmed’s blog or Asiogroup ( if it’s for my blog’s brand page). I’ve already posted about it a while back, which is still relevant.
Users can also Convert a brand youtube channel into a personal youtube channel.
And this is what we are going to do for moving a Personal YouTube channel from one Google Account to another.
Step 1: Turn Your Personal Youtube Channel into a Brand YouTube channel.
For this, Go to the Advanced Settings of your YouTube Account (click here if logged in). Click on ‘Move channel to a brand account’ (found under Additional Settings area).
You might have to log into your account to move to the next page. Choose an existing Google Plus Band Page or create a new one for temporary usage.
Note: if you choose an existing Google Plus Brand page that has a YouTube Channel, it will be deleted and replaced by the personal YouTube Channel.
Step 2: Go to the settings of your Google Plus Brand Page and add your 2nd Google Account as an Admin to the Google Plus Brand Page.
Click on this link to choose the Band Account you selected to move the YouTube channel.
Then click on the Manage Permissions to add a new owner for the Band Account.
Type the Gmail address of your 2nd Google Account and choose the role as an owner. and Invite.
You might have to check your 2nd Gmail account to accept the invitation of becoming the Admin of the Google Plus Brand Page.
Step 3: Turn your newly converted Brand Youtube Channel into Personal YouTube channel.
Once you become the Admin of the page from the 2nd Google account, you can login in a different browser and access the newly converted Brand YouTube Channel.
From the Advanced settings in YouTube, you can change it back to a Personal YouTube channel.
And since you are logged in from the 2ns Google account, you will be able to choose it and successfully move your Personal YouTube Channel from one Google account to another.
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