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  Article updated: September 13, 2021

Add a YouTube channel

Add a YouTube channel to Hootsuite to manage publishing to your channel along with your other social content. You can also manage video engagement, subscriptions, and playlists in Hootsuite Streams.

Super admins, admins, and those with custom organization permissions to Add Social Networks can add social accounts to organizations.

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Add a YouTube channel

  1. In a separate browser tab or window, log out of YouTube.
  2. In Hootsuite, go to My profile, and then select Manage accounts and teams.
  3. Select + Private account.
    Team, Business, and Enterprise plan members in a Hootsuite organization - Select Manage beside the org name, and then select Add a social network.
  4. Select YouTube.
  5. Sign in to the Google account that owns the YouTube channel. Enter the Google account credentials and then select the Google account that owns the YouTube channel.
  6. Select Allow.

To verify whether your Google account owns a YouTube channel, sign in to your YouTube account settings page. Your YouTube channel will be listed there, or you will see Create a channel if you don't have one yet.

Note: If you have access to Hootsuite Impact, you'll need to add your social accounts to Impact too. See Connect an organic or paid social account to Impact.