If your YouTube channel is connected to the wrong Google+ page or profile, there’s now an easy way to link your channel to a different Google+ page or profile. You can simply disconnect your channel from its current page or profile and link it to a new one using a new feature YouTube recently rolled out. It’s quick and very easy to use. In this tutorial I’ll show you exactly how to link your YouTube channel to a different Google+ page or profile the easy way.
The number one main thing is something that you guys ask me all the time. And it’s Tim, I connected my YouTube channel to my Google+ profile, but now I want to connect to my page– Google+ page– because I don’t want to have my name on it, or I need to invite other people to be managers, or something on it.
Or, I connected it to a page. But now I want to change my YouTube channel to be connected to my profile. Or I want to mix stuff around. How do I do that?
In the past it’s been a pretty lengthy and complicated process. But thankfully, YouTube has fixed that. And there’s now a link under the Advanced Account Settings on your YouTube channel that lets you easily move your YouTube channel from one Google+ page or profile to another Google+ page or profile.
Head to Advance Account
First, sign into the YouTube channel that you want to move. And then go to your Advanced Account Settings. Or you can just take the short cut. Go to YouTube.com/account_advanced. Then click on that new link there. It’s called Move Channel to a Different Google+ Profile or Page. And you’ll be prompted to reenter your password.
And after that you’ll see some information about your channel and the Google+ page or profile that it’s currently connected to. You can then check how your channel will appear after moving. And when everything looks good and you’re ready to go, click Confirm. And you can move ahead with your channel.
A couple things to consider as you go through this though. Number one is that you can only move your YouTube channel to connect to a Google+ page or profile that you are currently the owner of. You can’t just be a manager or a communications director, or something. You have to be the owner of the page.
Disconnect Your YouTube Channel
Number two, you cannot link your YouTube channel to a Google+ page or profile that is already linked to a YouTube channel. So first, you must go disconnect that YouTube channel from the Google+ profile or page that you want to be made available for your other channel. And then once that is done, then you can take your YouTube channel that you want to move, and then only link it and connect it to the Google+ page or profile.
What Will Transfer to New Google+ Page
Number three is that not everything will make that transition with you to your new Google+ page or profile. Primarily comments that have been made after November of 2013. A lot of private messages that have been sent on YouTube. Those won’t transfer. As well as some of the automated community filter settings that you have. That won’t transfer either.
If you go through this process and you’re having trouble with it, or you have some sort of unique situation, there’s a link in the description below this video that will put you directly in touch with YouTube for support for exactly this issue of linking Google+ pages and profiles with YouTube channels. That link is down there below. You’re welcome.
New Tools for YouTube Musicians
Another new YouTube feature that’s coming that hasn’t yet rolled out is that YouTube is releasing some tools specifically for you guys who are YouTube musicians. The tool that looks most valuable to me is for you to see on a city level where most of your views, where most of your subscribers, where most of your fans are located. Which would be great, because as a musician, now you know now where to plan your next tour, or where you’re going to do concerts and shows.
I hope it rolls out for the rest of us, too, because it would be valuable for us to know what time zones are most of our viewers in, so we can know better when to release a new video. Or if you’re doing paid promotion on YouTube, it would help you know which areas of the world you should focus most on promoting your content.
And even though I am not a musician, I would still love to know on a city level where you guys are from. So that let’s say I want to do it a training conference or in-person workshop somewhere. That would really help me know where I should go in the country where the highest concentration of you guys are. There’s more information about that linked in the description of this video if you want to check out more about that.
But I’d love to hear from you guys in the comments below. Are you planning on switching your YouTube channel to be connected to a different Google+ profile or page. And if so, why? What issues have you run into with your current setup?