How to unlink your YouTube and Google accounts


This little problem had been bugging me for a while. I got myself a new e-mail address with G-Mail and wanted to link it with my existing YouTube account but I could not find anywhere to unlink my old G-Mail account from YouTube in order to link it again with my new one! (I hope that made sense).

A quick search revealed many other people with the same issue and finally I stumbled across this on the YouTube website which solved all my problems: http://www.youtube.com/my_account_unlink.

For those of you who don’t know what I am on about. There are currently two types of YouTube accounts, those that were created before Google owned YouTube and those that were created after Google bought YouTube.

Google is planning on phasing out the old YouTube accounts by forcing people to link their existing YouTube accounts with a Google account, users will then have to login to YouTube using their Google account details. This Google account will then act as a master account for all of Google’s services including G-Mail and YouTube.

Thanks for reading.
– Ben


4 thoughts on “How to unlink your YouTube and Google accounts”

  1. After I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  2. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written much better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I’ll send this information to him.
    Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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