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.

Important: Before adding each new channel with the following steps, open another web browser tab, and make sure you are logged out of YouTube (even in private/incognito windows).

Add a YouTube channel

  1. Go to My profile , and then select Social networks and teams.
    Social networks and teams option selected in the My profile menu
  2. For personal use: Select + Private Network in the bottom left.
    For use within an organization: Select Manage beside the org name, and then select Add a Social Network.
  3. Select YouTube from the list on the left, and then select Connect with YouTube.
    List of social network options with YouTube selected, showing the Connect with YouTube button
  4. Sign in to the Google account that owns your YouTube channel. Enter your Google account credentials (email and password) and then select the Google account that owns your YouTube channel.
  5. 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.

Important: 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 for those instructions.

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