How to Move Youtube Video to Another Channel?
Have you ever uploaded a video to the wrong YouTube channel and wished you could easily move it to another channel you manage? Transferring videos between channels on YouTube can be a hassle if you don’t know the right steps. Fortunately, while YouTube doesn’t have a simple “move video” function, there is a workaround that lets you reassign an uploaded video to a different channel associated with your Google account.
In this blog post, I’ll explain how to move a YouTube video to another channel you own. You’ll learn the step-by-step process to “transfer” videos without having to delete the video and reupload it. The key is you need to have access and be the owner of both the channel the video is currently in as well as the destination channel you want to move it to.
How to Transfer Youtube videos from one account to another
The key process outlined in the content is how to transfer ownership and control of a YouTube channel from one Google/Gmail account to a different Gmail account. This allows the videos and channel itself to be moved from being associated with one account to another.
1. Go to youtube.com and click on your channel profile picture in the top right corner then click YouTube Studio.
2. In YouTube Studio, go to the bottom left corner and click on “Settings”.
3. In the menu on the left, click on “Permissions”. Then click the “Manage Permissions” link.
4. You will be taken to your Brand Account Details page. Click on “Manage Permissions”.
5. Log into your Google account if prompted and confirm any two-step verification.
6. Click on the “Add user” icon to add the email address you want to transfer the channel to.
7. Select the “Owner” role and click “Invite”. An invitation email will be sent.
8. Have the new owner check their email and click “Accept invitation”.
9. In Brand Account Details, click “Manage Permissions” again and log in if needed.
10. Change the new owner to “Primary Owner” and click “Transfer”.
11. Wait 7 days then repeat steps 9-10 to fully transfer primary ownership.
The key things are that the YouTube channel must be a Brand channel, not a personal channel. Also there is a 7 day waiting period before primary ownership can be transferred after adding the new owner.
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Prerequisites to Transfer a YouTube Channel
Transferring ownership of a YouTube channel is an involved process with some specific requirements to be aware of ahead of time:
- Account Setup
- The channel must currently be registered as a Brand Account, not a personal channel using your basic Gmail login. Brand Accounts provide more flexibility for transferring ownership.
- Only the current primary owner of the Brand Account can initiate the transfer process in the account permissions.
- The channel must be in good standing without any active copyright strikes or Terms of Service violations.
- Recipient Account
- The new owner must have a valid Google/Gmail account to receive the transfer.
- Ideally they would already have an existing YouTube channel so the transferred brand channel can be merged into it.
- Consider compatibility in working styles and creative goals when selecting a new channel owner to transfer your content and brand to.
- Monetization Considerations
- If the channel is enabled for monetization through the YouTube Partner Program, additional steps may be required and revenue may be impacted by an ownership transfer.
- Transfer Limitations
- There is a 7-day waiting period before primary ownership can be transferred after adding the new owner.
So in summary, meet eligibility rules, choose recipient carefully, note monetization issues, and be aware of the 7-day processing time. Confirm all prerequisites before initiating channel transfer.
As explained, it is possible to transfer and essentially “move” videos from one YouTube channel to another by changing the channel’s ownership. This allows YouTube videos and their associated view data, comments, and revenue links to be shifted to a different Google account and channel. While not as simple as a direct “move video” function, the ownership transfer process does enable users to change which channel a YouTube video belongs to. Just be sure both parties understand the timelines and implications before initiating this ownership and content transfer between YouTube channels.
I am Eric Mason, the founder of TubeLoop.io and I have extensive experience with digital marketing and media. I have employed my expertise to launch a multitude of successful online businesses, ranging across a variety of industries. I also enjoy tackling startups, taking calculated risks and taking advantage of opportunities – I believe these attributes act as catalysts for success within any industry. I look forward to continuing my journey toward success with TubeLoop.io makes it possible for people to watch youtube videos over and over again, it is something I am passionate about and I’m excited to see what the future holds.