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How to Make a Second YouTube Channel

If you’re a creator on YouTube, having a single account might not be sufficient.

Let’s say that you have a YouTube channel posting fitness content.

Your subscribers are subscribed to your channel because of your fitness content.

If you start posting unrelated content like gaming, you might drive away some of your subscribers.

As a result, your viewers might drop and you might get negative feedback from your videos that aren’t fitness-related.

To avoid this, you can create a second YouTube channel catering to a different audience.

Then, you can mention in a community post or one of your videos that you have made a second channel in the “x” niche (e.g. gaming niche).

In this guide, you’ll learn how to make a second YouTube channel.

How to make a second YouTube channel

To make a second YouTube channel, you must first tap on your profile picture.

Then, tap on the dropdown arrow next to your channel name and tap on “Add account” to add a new YouTube channel.

After you’ve tapped on “Add account”, you’ll land on the Google sign-in screen.

Your YouTube account is linked with your Google account.

Hence, if you want to create a second channel, you need to create another Google account.

Once you’ve created another Google account, you can use it to log in to YouTube.

The YouTube app allows you to switch between channels, so you can switch back to your main channel at any time.

Below is a 3-step guide on how you can make a second YouTube channel:

  1. Tap on your profile picture & tap on the dropdown arrow
  2. Tap on “Add account” & create a new Google account
  3. Switch between accounts

1. Tap on your profile picture & tap on the dropdown arrow

YouTube profile

Open YouTube > tap on your profile picture on the top navigation bar.

To begin with, open the YouTube mobile app.

You can also use YouTube on a desktop for this, however, the steps are a little different.

Once you’re on YouTube, log in to your account if you haven’t already.

On the top navigation bar, you’ll see your profile picture.

Tap on your profile picture to go to open the menu.

The menu is where you can find and manage your Google Accounts.

YouTube manage accounts

On the menu, tap on the dropdown arrow next to your channel’s name or tap on “Switch account”.

After you’ve tapped on your profile picture, a menu will be opened.

On the menu, you’ll see multiple tabs including “Your channel”, “YouTube Studio”, “Time watched”, and more.

However, you don’t need to navigate to any of those tabs.

Right below the “Account” heading, you’ll see your YouTube channel name.

Next to your channel’s name, you’ll see a dropdown arrow.

Tap on the dropdown arrow next to your channel’s name.

Alternatively, you can tap on “Switch accounts”.

If you’re using YouTube on a desktop, you can only click on the “Switch accounts” option.

Proceed to the next step to learn how to add a second YouTube account.

2. Tap on “Add account” & create a new Google account

How to add a second YouTube channel

Tap on “Add account” to add a new account.

After you’ve tapped on the dropdown arrow, the “Accounts” page will be opened.

On the “Accounts” page, you’ll see all of your YouTube channels that you’ve added before.

If you haven’t added a new account before, you’ll only see your main account there.

YouTube allows you to add multiple accounts on the mobile app and the desktop version of it.

To do so, tap on “Add account” to add a new account.

This step is similar if you are using YouTube on a desktop.

Can you add a second YouTube channel?

Create a new Google account by tapping on “Create account” and follow the on-screen instructions.

After you’ve tapped on “Add account”, you’ll land on the Google sign-in screen.

On the screen, you have two options.

You can either sign in to an existing Google account or create a new Google account.

If you already have a second Google account, you can sign in with it.

However, if you don’t have a second Google account, you need to create one to make a second YouTube channel.

Tap on “Create account” to create a new Google account.

Then, follow the on-screen instructions to create it.

You need to enter information such as your first name, last name, birthday, and more.

After you’ve created your new Google account, log in to it.

3. Switch between accounts

Switch YouTube accounts

You can easily switch between accounts on the “Accounts” page.

If you’ve successfully created a new Google account, it’ll be displayed on the “Accounts” page.

The account that you’re currently using will be marked with a tick icon.

You can switch between accounts on the page.

Just tap on the account that you want to use, and you’ll be switched to it.

If you want to change your YouTube channel’s name or profile picture, you need to do so via your Google Account.

If you want to remove an existing account, tap on “Manage accounts on this device”.

Then, tap on “Remove from this device” to remove it.

You’ve successfully learned how to make a second YouTube channel!

Can I create a second YouTube channel with the same email?

How to make a second YouTube channel with the same email

Yes, you can create a second YouTube channel with the same email:

  1. Go to youtube.com/account on a desktop,
  2. Click on “Add or manage your channel(s)“.
  3. Click on “Create a Channel”.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new channel.

The channel will then be created as a brand account that is under your main account.

Can you have more than one YouTube channel?

Yes, you can have more than one YouTube channel.

You can add multiple channels and switch between them on both the mobile and the desktop version of YouTube.

On the YouTube mobile app, you can do so by tapping on your profile picture > switch account > add account.

On the “Accounts” page, you’ll see a list of accounts that you’ve added.

Conclusion

Having a second YouTube channel is essential in the present.

This is because having a second YouTube channel acts as a hedge against bans and hackers.

If your main YouTube channel is banned or hacked, you can post content on your second channel.

If you haven’t already made a second YouTube channel, it’s best that you do it today.

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