YouTube Signin with Gmail account
So, you want to login to YouTube, but confused whether to use Google account or you can use any other account too? Whether you can use your existing Google account or you have to create a new one? How to create a YouTube channel?
In this article you will get answer to all your questions, so continue reading.
In order to sign into YouTube, you need to have Google Account. If you have ever used any of Google Products like Gmail, Maps, Blogger or any other, then you already have a Google Account and thankfully, a Google account is all you need to access all Google products.
Follow these simple steps to Sign into YouTube using your Google Account.
1. Open https://www.youtube.com/ on your web browser
2. Click on Sign in (Right Hand corner, below the title bar)
3. Sign in using your Gmail ID and password
In case you don’t have a Google Account, you can create one on YouTube- One Account. All of Google. Yes, with one free account you can get you into everything Google.
When using Google Account for YouTube, there are a few important things that you must know.
After you signup to YouTube using your Gmail Account, if you access your Gmail account or another Google service you will be signed in automatically when you visit YouTube.
When deleting your Google Account remember, that it won’t just delete your emails and chats but also all your YouTube data including subscriptions, videos, and comments. Before deleting your Google Account, you will have to confirm that you understand it will permanently delete all your data on all Google services, including YT.
The relationship between Google and YouTube
The correlation between YouTube and Gmail may be difficult to differentiate. When you sign in to one of these, you can access the other without separately signing in. In 2009, Google bought YouTube.
Google accounts and YouTube accounts are alike. This means when you create an account on Google, you also create an account on YouTube. Similarly, when you create an account on YouTube, you can also use the same account details to log in to Google.
Using YouTube with an Account
You can access YouTube without signing in. However, there will be some restrictions. When accessing YT without a Google account, you can only view videos that don’t have age limitations. Moreover, you won’t be able to like, comment on or upload videos to YT. But, if you wish to view videos with age limitations or like, comment on and upload videos to YT you must sign-in through your Goggle account.
What are legacy accounts (pre-Google YouTube account)?
If you have different accounts for Google and YouTube, then you have a “legacy account”. In this case, these accounts are not essentially linked. Nevertheless, you can link and unlink legacy accounts whenever you want. These legacy accounts are present because before 2009, Google accounts and YouTube were separate entities.
How to use a legacy YouTube account ?
As already said Legacy YouTube channels are the ones that were created before May 2009 and you haven’t signed in to it since 2011. If you want to access these pre-Google YouTube accounts, you must first link your channel to a Google Account.
Here is the process to link the channel to Google Account.
Sign in to the Google Account you want to link with YT channel. If you don’t have a Google account, create one.
Sign in, and visit youtube.com/gaia_link. Enter your YT account details and click on “Link these accounts”.
Now using your Google account email and password you can access your YT account.
History of YouTube account creation
Before 2006 when Google and YouTube were separate entities and for some time after Google bought YouTube, you didn’t need a Google account to create YouTube channels, like, comment etc. After the takeover you need to login to YouTube using any existing Google or YouTube account. Later they added the Google account requirement which seemed logical.
What is Google Single Sign on?
Single Sign On or SSO is when a user logs into one app and these is automatically signed in to other apps, irrespective of platform, technology and domain.
Google Single Sign on is when you first login to Gmail and then go to another Google service like YouTube and you sign in automatically without any credentials. Some of the Google SSO products include Google Maps, Google Finance, Google Books, YouTube etc.
This works by means of a central service- https://accounts.google.com. When you login for the first time, a cookie is created on this central service. Then when you try to access the second app, you are redirected to the central service, but as you already have a cookie, you are redirected to the application directly with a token, which means you are already logged in.
What is Single Log Out?
In single log out you terminate the session of each service or app where the user is logged in. Say, you logout from Gmail, so you will get logged out from YouTube and other Google apps too.
Is it possible to open a YouTube account without a Google account?
No. You can’t open a YT account without a Google account. But now you don’t have to create a Google+ account/profile to login to YouTube and that is great news. YT account is connected to Google so you can’t bypass it.
How to create a YouTube account using Google account?
• Visit https://www.youtube.com/
• Click on the blue Sign in button
• Click on ‘My Channel’ in left sidebar.
• Fill in your details
• Click on create channel.
We have tried to provide you as many details as possible. We hope you found this article helpful and now you can easily sign in to YouTube using your Google Account and access or browse YouTube without any restrictions.