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Granting Access to Your YouTube Channel: The Basics

As a business owner, it's important that you maintain control over your YouTube channel. However, sometimes you may need some help managing or editing your content. Fortunately, YouTube makes it easy to add someone as a manager or editor on your channel. In this article we'll discuss the basics of granting access to your channel and how to do so in just a few easy steps.




Choosing Between Manager and Editor Options

When you are ready to give someone access to your YouTube channel, there are two roles they can fill—manager or editor. Both roles come with certain levels of access and responsibilities. As the name implies, managers have full control over the channel while editors have limited control over certain elements of the channel such as video descriptions and titles. It's important to understand the differences between these two options before granting access.


Granting Access

Once you know which role best suits your needs, it's time to grant someone access to your YouTube channel. To do this, log into your Google account from which you manage your YouTube channel and select "Settings" from the drop-down menu at the top right corner of the page. Next, select "Manage Team" from the left side of the page and then click on "Add Member." Here, you will enter their email address and assign them either a manager or editor role based on what works best for you. Once that is done, they will be granted access to your YouTube channel!


What Can They Do?

The level of access granted by each role is different depending on whether they are a manager or an editor. Managers have full control over all elements of the channel including uploading videos, creating playlists, managing comments, responding to comments and messages, editing video titles and descriptions, etc. Editors can only edit existing video titles and descriptions but cannot upload new videos or manage comments/messages in any way. It's important to keep this in mind when granting someone access as there may be certain tasks they won't be able to do depending on their role within the team.


Adding someone as a manager or editor on your YouTube channel is an easy process that only takes a few minutes! You simply log into your Google account associated with the YouTube channel, select “Manage Team” from Settings menu at the top right corner of the page and then click “Add Member” where you will enter their email address and choose either “Manager” or “Editor” role accordingly based on what works best for you! Understanding what each role entails is key before handing out any access rights so make sure you know exactly what tasks they will be able to perform before granting anyone permission to edit or manage anything related to your YouTube channel! Good luck!



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