How to merge YouTube accounts

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How to merge YouTube accounts
Load all your video content to your primary YouTube account. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

YouTube is a video sharing website that enables billions of people to watch and share videos online. The site was created in February 2005 and has been owned by Google since November 2006. A user with two or more YouTube accounts may want to merge them into one account. While it is currently not possible to merge separate YouTube accounts, you can re-upload your videos to your primary account, which achieves a similar effect.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Two or more YouTube accounts

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download your videos from your secondary YouTube account. Sign into the account. Click on your username in the top right-hand corner and select Video Manager. For each video to be downloaded, click the arrow next to "Edit." Find the "Download MP4" button and click on it.

  2. 2

    Re-upload your videos to your primary YouTube account. Click the "Upload" button in the top right-hand corner. The view count and other statistics will start over for your transferred upload.

  3. 3

    Re-link YouTube accounts created before May 2009 to your main Google profile. This enables subscribers of these accounts to see all of your content via one interface. Sign into the account that is to be re-linked then visit YouTube’s Unlink webpage. Re-link the account to your primary Google account by visiting YouTube’s Link Upgrade page. YouTube accounts created after May 2009 cannot be unlinked from the original Google account.

Tips and warnings

  • When downloading YouTube videos, you can only download MP4s of your own uploads. You cannot download copyrighted content or an audio track added through the Audio tool.

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