Are you a YouTube content creator or streamer?
If you are, it’s a great idea to link your YouTube channel to your Discord profile.
This will allow you to better assign roles and connect with your subscribers and supporters.
In addition, you can also set it up to send discord channel messages/notifications whenever you upload a new video on YouTube.
This will potentially increase the number of views you’ll have on your new videos.
Linking your Discord to your YouTube account also enables you to use the YouTube Channel Membership integration.
Read on to find out how to link YouTube to Discord, how do you disconnect YouTube from Discord, and more.
- How to Link YouTube to Discord
- How do you disconnect YouTube from Discord?
- What does connecting YouTube to Discord do?
How to Link YouTube to Discord
To link YouTube to Discord, you must first navigate to your profile on Discord by tapping on your profile picture.
Then, tap on “Connections” and add your YouTube channel.
Once your YouTube channel is successfully connected, Discord will show a “Connected your YouTube account to Discord” message.
After that, you can choose to display your YouTube channel on your profile.
If you do, users who visit your profile will be able to visit your YouTube channel by selecting the YouTube icon.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can do this.
Step #1: Navigate to your profile on Discord
Open Discord > Your Profile > Connections
Firstly, open Discord on your mobile device.
Do note that the screenshots provided in this article are taken from an iOS device.
That said, the user interface is similar on both an Android device and a desktop.
Next, log in to your Discord account if you haven’t already.
Once you’ve successfully logged in, tap on your profile icon on the bottom navigation bar.
After you’ve tapped on your profile icon, you’ll see several tabs—Set Status, Account, Privacy & Safety, and more.
Next, tap on “Connections” to access your Discord connections.
Step #2: Tap on “Add” and select “YouTube”
Tap on “Add” on the top navigation bar.
The “Connections” tab allows you to add connections to third-party sites and applications on Discord.
The connection that you’ll be adding is YouTube.
Tap on “Add” on the top navigation bar to open a navigation menu.
The navigation menu will show all the compatible third-party websites and applications that you can connect to.
Scroll down to the bottom of the navigation menu and select “YouTube”.
You’ll be able to connect to various applications such as Xbox Live, Facebook, Reddit, and more.
Scroll down to the bottom of the navigation until you find “YouTube”.
Once you found YouTube, tap on “YouTube” to connect to it.
Proceed to the final step to learn how to add your YouTube channel to your Discord profile.
Step #3: Sign in to your Google Account.
Sign in to the Google account that is associated with your YouTube channel > tap on “Next”.
After clicking on YouTube, a browser overlay will appear that will bring you to the Google login screen.
Here, you’re required to sign in to your Google account.
Enter your Google account’s email address that is linked with the YouTube channel that you want to connect to.
Then, click on the “Next” button once you’ve entered the appropriate email.
Tap on the “Allow” button to allow Discord to access your Google Account.
If your email is successfully entered, you’ll land on the “Discord wants to access your Google Account” screen.
This screen will show you the privacy requests Discord will need to access to connect with YouTube.
Tap on the “Allow” button to allow Discord to see your YouTube channel’s information.
After you’ve tapped on “Allow”, you’ll land on a success page.
You’ll see the “Connected your YouTube account to Discord” message.
This just means that you’ve successfully linked both YouTube and Discord together.
Now, users will be able to see your YouTube channel on your profile if you’ve enabled the “Display on profile” option.
Tap on “Done” to close the page.
After you’ve tapped on “Done”, you’ll be back on the connections page.
On the connections page, you’ll see a “Display on profile” option.
The “Display on profile” option allows you to display your YouTube channel on your Discord profile.
The option is disabled by default, so you’ll have to enable it.
Turn on the “Display on profile” switch to enable it.
How do you disconnect YouTube from Discord?
To disconnect YouTube from Discord, go to your connections and find the YouTube card.
Then, tap on the “X” icon next to YouTube.
A popup dialog will appear to confirm if you really want to disconnect YouTube.
Tap on “Disconnect” to disconnect YouTube from Discord.
Tapping on “Disconnect” will immediately disconnect both platforms from each other.
Your YouTube channel will also be no longer displayed on your Discord profile.
What does connecting YouTube to Discord do?
Connecting YouTube to Discord will display your YouTube channel on your Discord profile.
However, you need to enable the “Display on profile” option before your YouTube channel can be displayed.
The “Display on profile” option allows you to choose if you want your YouTube channel to be shown on your Discord profile.
Your friends can go to your YouTube channel by tapping on your channel’s name on your Discord profile.
Partnered YouTube channels are able to integrate a membership system into their servers if they wish to do so as well.
This is where server roles can come into play.
Although linking your Discord to your YouTube account can be slightly overwhelming, we hope that we’ve helped you to simplify things.
Don’t forget that YouTube is only one of the few other third-party sites and applications that you can link Discord to.
You can link a bunch of other applications like Spotify and Steam.
The same steps apply if you wish to connect other sites or applications to Discord.