You might find some articles online about how to transfer YouTube from one account to another or how to change the ownership of a YouTube channel, but they were very confusing to me. Here, I’m writing about my own experience.
On the old account:
I. Create Brand Account
- Go to YouTube.com
- Click on your profile picture (top right) and go to settings.
- Under account settings, click “Add or manage your channels”
- Click “Create a channel”, choose a name and click “CREATE”
Check if you have a brand account through this link: https://myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts. Brand accounts if any will be listed there.
II. Switch to this brand account
- Back to YouTube.com
- Click on your profile picture and choose switch account to the new created one.
III. Change owner
- Click on your profile picture and choose YouTube Studio.
- Go to settings from there. Under Permissions. Section, choose “Manage Permissions”
- Add the new google email (the one you want to move this channel to) as an owner
Please note that you have to wait 7 days to change this owner into a “Primary Owner”.
Brand Account will keep:
- Channel Handle. That’s, my URL “youtube.com/@mohamadkarbi” hasn’t changed.
- Uploaded videos, subscribers, views, and other statistics.
- Liked videos and Watch Later.
However, you’ll loose:
- Your YouTube history.
- Your own comments if any.
Final Note: You do this on your own risk. It’s very risky that you might delete your channel by mistake and loose every thing. It’s not recommended unless you really need to. In my case, YouTube channel was associated with my Google Workspace account that I’m cancelling in the very near future.