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Set a default YouTube Channel Identity for your YouTube account


Tired of selecting or switching YouTube channel identities every time you sign in?

Now you can select any of your YouTube channels - either connected to your Google+ Profile or a Google+ Page you manage - to be the default when you sign in. After setting a default channel, the next time you sign into YouTube you won't have to select a channel identity to use.

There are two ways to set the default channel:
  1. Select a channel when you sign into YouTube along with the option "Don't ask me again"
  2. Set a channel as the default in the channel's advanced settings (www.youtube.com/account_advanced)
Note that this replaces the option to select a channel for "Signing into older apps" previously found on your Google+ Profile-connected YouTube channel's advanced settings page.

Select your default channel when you sign into YouTube

Select a default channel when you sign into YouTube

1. When you sign in to YouTube you should see a list of all your YouTube channels.

2. Select the YouTube channel you want to use as a default

3. Select "Don't ask me again" at the bottom of the selector










Set the default channel in the channel's advanced settings

Set the default channel in advanced settings
Set the default channel at www.youtube.com/account_advanced.
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If you would like to change the default YouTube channel:

1. Make sure you are signed in as the channel you would like to use as your default channel. You can switch channel identities at www.youtube.com/channel_switcher

2. Go to your channel's Advanced Settings at www.youtube.com/account_advanced

3. Select the option "Use this channel [Channel Name] when I sign into my [email username] account"


Posted by Peggy K

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