How can two people use the same YouTube account without using the Google login?

Bumferry April 15, 2013
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I share a YouTube account with my friend. We currently both log in using a YouTube username, but now am being told by YouTube that this will soon no longer be an option and to log in I will have to use my Gmail account as the login name. I trust my friend, but do not really want him / or anyone else to have access to my email account.

What options are available to me to either change the log in details for the YouTube account in order to keep my email and other Google products safe, but allow both of us full access to YouTube in order to upload/comment on YouTube?

Should we restart the account under a different name? Can we change the name to something else like a group account (if such a thing exists)?

I have tried to follow the help section on YouTube with little success; there doesn’t seem to be any straight forward answers and am hoping someone on here can help me out!

Thanks in advance as always.

PS: Yes, I have tried to “google it”

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  1. Daniel Eluvathingal
    April 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

    the best way for you guys is to just create a new common google/gmail account and login to youtube with that id. thus your email id will become safe and personal .You can continue to share the youtube account with the newly created common google account id.
    Hope this helps.

  2. Chris Marcoe
    April 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Create a new G-mail account with a dummy name. Don't get any mails there, and both of you can use it to connect to YouTube.

    • justinpot
      April 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      This is what I'd recommend, because so far as I know there is no way to "share" an account between different Google users. Wish there was, though, considering the collaborative nature of video...

  3. ha14
    April 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Multiple Users Posing to a Single Channel
    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/oegbQtHiTdw

    Can I have my app users upload videos using my username?
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/youtube-api-gdata/-ZT551Bj21U

  4. Athul Jayaram
    April 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    well this is a thing between two users I recommend you both create a new youtube account with a new google account

    hence you can safeguard your data, youtube is made for individuals not groups