How to create a YouTube account

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope
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YouTube has an endless supply of videos to watch, and you don't need an account to view videos. However, there are benefits to having one, such as being able to subscribe to a channel or leave comments. To learn how to create an account, follow the steps below.

Creating a YouTube account

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click YouTube sign in button. in the upper-right corner.

If you don't have a Google account (e.g., you haven't signed up for Gmail), click the Create account link near the bottom of the Sign in prompt and follow the steps. For more information on how to sign up for a Gmail/Google account, see: How to create an e-mail account page.

  1. Enter your Gmail address and click Next button.

Entering a Gmail address to create a YouTube account.

  1. Enter your Google account password and click the Next button.

Entering a Gmail address password to create a YouTube account.

  1. Once you've signed in, you can view and adjust your profile by clicking the picture icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Icon you select to adjust your YouTube profile.