When it comes to managing or administering a YouTube channel, any help is appreciated.
It is common for content creators with large audiences or brands creating content on the platform to distribute tasks to be more productive in their day-to-day work: replying to comments, adding subtitles, uploading videos, etc.
How can you achieve this? By adding managers to your YouTube channel.
How to add managers to your YouTube channel
When you add a new person to your YouTube channel as a manager, you give them access to your account so they can perform certain actions. The management level depends on the role you give them.
It may seem easier to share your credentials with them. However, that would mean sharing your Gmail account, and you probably don’t want to do that.
Therefore, granting admin permissions from your YouTube channel seems like a better option.
1 Go to Settings
Enter YouTube and click on your account icon. From the drop-down menu, tap “Settings” and then go to the Account Dashboard.
2 Select Add or Remove Managers.
In your account settings, click Add or Remove Manager. This option won’t appear if you have a personal channel instead of a branded channel.
YouTube redirects you to your Google account. Here you need to click on Manage Permissions.
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3 Mobile verification
To verify your identity, Google will ask you on your mobile device. Google has several ways to confirm it’s you: through two-factor authentication with Gmail, or simply by being prompted to enter your Google password.
Once authenticated, click Manage Permissions again and a window will appear where you can review the members who already manage the channel and their specific roles.
4 Select the role
Once here you will have the option to add a new person to your YouTube channel using the button in the top right corner.
Then add the new member’s email address and their role: owner, manager, or communications manager.
What permission levels are there for managers?
The primary owner is the person with full access to the YouTube channel. You can access all features: assign roles to other participants, add or delete videos, change information, etc. This role cannot be removed as it belongs to the channel owner unless you transfer this primary owner status to another member.
Youtube allows you to have multiple owners who can edit, upload and even delete videos. The primary owner’s main difference is that an owner can remove their role without transferring ownership to another person.
You have the same permissions as a channel owner: upload videos, reply to comments or add playlists. You can also view analytics. What you cannot do is delete the account or add new members.
Ideal for granting permissions to someone who will work for you or your company’s channel.