When the need arises to grant another person access to your YouTube account, your first thought might be to give them your personal login credentials. While this method technically works, it’s not preferred, as you’re ultimately handing over complete and utter control of your account. This is fine in some scenarios, but in most cases it’s more appropriate to grant the user access in the form of a Manager. Whenever possible, users should be accessing account such as YouTube with their own personal login credentials.
Adding an Account Manager
- Log into the YouTube account you want the manager to access
- Click on the channel thumbnail in the far right corner of your screen
- Select the “YouTube Settings” icon; looks like a gear
- You should now be on the “Overview” tab of your YouTube Account Settings. Click on “Add or remove managers” under the “Manager” section of the Overview tab.
- On the “Brand Account details” page you should now be on, click on the blue “MANAGE PERMISSIONS” button
- In the top right corner of the “Manage permissions” page, select the “Invite new users” button
- Type in the name or email (email is preferred) for the new manager, and assign them a role. In most cases, “Manager” is a role that provides adequate permissions to add and edit content, without giving them the access to add/remove other managers or remove listings.
- Once you have set the email and role of the new manager, select the “Invite” button