How to Create a YouTube Account

Introduction

Share your videos and comment on other people's videos with a YouTube account. Use a Google account to sign up for a YouTube account, subscribe to channels, leave comments, upload videos and create your own YouTube channel.

Create a YouTube Account

Step 1: Go to the YouTube website and click the Sign in button in the upper right corner.

Click "Sign in" on the YouTube homepage.
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Step 2: Click Create an account if you don't have a Google account.

Click "Create an account."
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Step 3: Fill out the form with your personal information and the username and password you want to register for your Google account.

Fill out the application form.
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Step 4: Fill out the CAPTCHA text box, check the box to agree to Google's terms of service and click Next Step to finish the registration.

Go to the next step.
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Step 5: Note that you now have a Google account with which to sign into YouTube.

Note that you now have an Google account.
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Step 6: Go to the YouTube Sign in page and sign in with your new account. Click the Sign in button.

Sign in to YouTube with your new Google account.
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Start a Channel and Upload a Video

Step 1: Click the menu button in the upper left corner and choose My Channel from the sidebar to create your own channel.

Choose "My Channel" from the sidebar menu.
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Step 2: Click OK to confirm the new creation of your new YouTube channel.

Click "OK."
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Step 3: Type status updates in the Share your thoughts text box under the Home tab.

Type words in the box to share your thoughts.
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Step 4: Click the Upload button in the upper-right corner to choose a video file to upload and share on your channel.

Click "Upload."
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Step 5: Click the up arrow to choose video files from your computer. Click Public if you want to change who can view the video; choose Unlisted or Private.

Select files to upload and choose who can view your videos.
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