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How to restore a deleted Google+ Page (and its YouTube channel) at Google My Business


Note: As of January 25, 2017, Google My Business no longer supports Google+ Brand Pages. 

In addition, Google+ Pages and YouTube channels are now separate Google Services on a Brand Account. You can find all your Brand Accounts at myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts

If you deleted a Brand Account, follow the instructions here to restore it:
Manage your Brand Account

If you only deleted your Google+ Page or only deleted your YouTube channel, there is no way to restore it.

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A Google+ Page is like a sub-account of your main Google account. It lets you use a different identity for Google+ or YouTube than your main Google account identity or real name.

In September management of Google+ Pages was moved from Google+ (plus.google.com/dashboard) to Google My Business (business.google.com/manage/). That is where you can manage your existing Google+ Brand Pages or create a new Brand Page.

You can also restore deleted Google+ Pages on your Google My Business dashboard.

Why is this important? Until very recently, a Google+ Page could not be deleted if it was connected to a YouTube channel. The channel had to be moved or deleted before its Page could be deleted.

Now a Page can be deleted even when it's connected to a Google+ Page, which also deletes the Page-connected YouTube channel.


But if you did inadvertently delete your Page, don't panic! Your Page and its YouTube channel can be restored in your Google My Business account.

How to restore a deleted Google+ Brand Page and its YouTube channel


1. Sign in to Google My Business (business.google.com/manage/) with the same email you use to sign in to manage your Page and YouTube channel

2. Click the 3 line menu icon at top left



3. Near the bottom of the menu select Restore deleted pages




4. That will open Manage deleted pages  (business.google.com/manage/u/1/#/restorepages)

5. Click Restore page to the right of your deleted Page.





6. A confirmation will pop up. Click Restore





Your Page and all its Google products and services (such as YouTube) should be restored.

Check your YouTube channel to make sure your videos and playlists have not been set to private.

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Posted by Peggy K

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for mentioning the link: [https://business.google.com/manage/u/0/#/restorepages]
    Google have changed everything in this new look and there is no option to recover pages i was searching for it from last 6 hours and was unable to see any option in the menu but here i got the direct click which took me to the /recoverpages directly.

    Thank you so much team. Love. Peace.

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  2. Hello, my apologies if this is the wrong to come for help.
    Recently my brand account was suspended and i appealed for it. They sent me saying - we got your channel suspension appeal. I will get back to you as soon as possible. I got no reply. 2 days after I deleted the G+ account connected to this channel. Now I received this message from them:

    ============================
    Hello,

    Your YouTube account is currently disabled because you’ve deleted your Gmail or Google+ profile. Your videos have not been deleted, but are not visible to anyone.

    When a YouTube channel is connected to a Gmail or Google+ profile, deleting the Gmail or Google+ profile also disables the YouTube channel.

    To restore your YouTube channel and content please follow the instructions below:

    Sign in to YouTube.
    Go to http://www.youtube.com/create_channel.
    Next, fill out the form (don't click the "business or other name" option - it won't work). This will restore your YouTube channel and Gmail or Google+ profile.

    Once you've restored your channel, you can then disconnect Google+ and revert back to your original YouTube username. Here's how:

    Once you've created the Google+ channel, go to http://www.youtube.com/account_advanced.
    Click "Return name to … and disconnect Google+ profile".

    Sincerely,
    The YouTube Team
    ================================

    What does it mean? My account was unsuspended?


    However, I could follow their instructions above bc when I click on http://www.youtube.com/create_channel it goes to my main channel and says this account already has a channel.


    Can you please help me.


    Thanks

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    1. Unknown: if you did delete your Brand Account, and not just Google+, try following these instructions to reinstate it: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/7001996

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  3. Hi Unknown: could you post your question over in the YouTube Help Forum? You can post the link to your question back here so I see it. I think this may be too complicated for the blog comment section here.

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