You can create a YouTube account using an existing email address and Google account. It used to be that YouTube was separate from all other Google products, but a few years ago, Google integrated all its services, making it easy for you to sign in to any product with just one account. The first step in creating a YouTube account is to select a username and password. Once you have created your account, you can then upload your first video.
Create a YouTube account
To sign in to YouTube, you must first create an account on Google. This can be done by using an email address that is not Gmail or G Suite. You can also create a Google account using another email address, but this method is not supported on mobile devices. You can still browse the YouTube website without registering. To create a non-Gmail Google account, go to the Sign up without Gmail page of Google.
Next, you must choose an icon for your channel. The icon will appear next to your videos on YouTube. It should look good, even at low resolutions. Many brands use their logos as their channel icons. The image should be no smaller than 800 pixels in size and should be a JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG file. Avoid animated GIFs. The icon should also be sized at least 800 pixels wide.
Upload a channel icon
First, you will need to create an account with Google. If you already have a Gmail account, you can use the same username and password to sign in to YouTube. You can also create a new Google account just for your business account. Once you have created an account, click on the “Channel” option and choose the name of your channel. You will need to include your company name in the name field, so you can easily identify your business.
Changing the icon on Google is easy on desktop. Simply visit Google+ and refresh the page to see your new icon. If you still cannot see it, refresh your browser window and try again. You may need to wait 24 hours for the icon to appear on Google+. Once it does, simply sign in to YouTube to start using your new account. This will make it easy for your followers to find your videos and get to know you.
Configure privacy settings
One way to protect your private information when using YouTube is to configure privacy settings when creating an account. YouTube uses your information to determine how your content is published and how much information you make public. You can also control what happens to your videos when they are shared with others, such as when they are watched by thousands of people. To change your privacy settings, go to the “Account” section and select “Private or Unlisted.”
YouTube collects your personal information if you use the service to watch videos. Google uses your data to make ads more relevant to you. You can toggle ad personalization on and off on your account. This will allow you to see which videos are targeted for you, but not all of them. Delete any that you do not want to view. Regardless of whether you use privacy-focused browsers or adblockers, you should consider configuring your privacy settings when creating an account on YouTube.
Upload a video
To upload a video to YouTube, follow these simple steps. First, you need to YouTube desktop login with your Google Account. Then, select your video(s) and click the “Upload” button to begin the process. Depending on your connection speed, the video upload window will display a message stating that it has been successfully published. You may also see a message stating that the video is currently uploading or processing.
Next, you’ll need to choose a thumbnail image for your video. YouTube recommends a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Make sure your thumbnail image conveys the message in your video and looks professional. YouTube also generates three thumbnail images for your video, which are displayed on playlists, channels, and suggested video previews. If you’re having trouble uploading a video, try using a YouTube troubleshooter to resolve the problem.