This tutorial assumes you already have YOUTUBE.COM open in your browser.

Creating an account is not required in order to use YOUTUBE. However, having an account will allow you to upload your own videos, save your favorites from other users and much more.

Click CREATE ACCOUNT.

Enter your desired USERNAME.

Click CHECK AVAILABILITY to make sure you’ve selected an available name.

Now fill out your LOCATION, POSTAL CODE, DATE OF BIRTH and GENDER.

Read the TERMS OF SERVICE and then click I ACCEPT.

If you already have an existing Google account, you can link it to your YOUTUBE account, or you can create an entirely new YOUTUBE/GOOGLE account.

We’ll link an account first. Enter your Google EMAIL AND PASSWORD then click SIGN IN.

That’s it! Our Google account has been linked with our new YOUTUBE account and you can begin using it
right way.

Lets go back and see how to create a whole new account.

Click CREATE ACCOUNT.

Choose a USERNAME.

Check availability and alter if needed. Fill out the rest of the form.

After agreeing to the TERMS OF SERVICE, fill out the form on the right that appears to create a whole new account.

Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS and select a PASSWORD.

Reenter your PASSWORD.

To prevent automated account creation you are required to enter the verification text.

Click CREATE NEW ACCOUNT. That’s it!

Note that you will need to verify your email address before you can start using this account.

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