Make a YouTube Account
This site teaches you how to create a YouTube account. It’s easy to do this on either the desktop or mobile versions of YouTube. YouTube and Google accounts share logins, so if you have Gmail or another Google account, then you already have a YouTube account as well. You can create a new YouTube account with any email address on the desktop YouTube website, or by creating a new Gmail account on the YouTube mobile app.
Method 1 of 2:On Desktop
1. Open YouTube
Open YouTube. Go to https://www.youtube.com/ in your computer’s web browser. This will take you to the YouTube home page.
2. Click SIGN IN
Click SIGN IN. If you aren’t signed into a Google Account in your web browser, this option is in the top-right corner of the YouTube home page.
If you’re already signed in to a Google account in your web browser, then you are also logged in to your YouTube account. There’s nothing more you need to do – you can get started using YouTube right away!
3. Click Create account
Click Create account. It’s a link near the bottom-left side of the sign-in page. Doing so opens an account creation form.
4. Fill out the Google Account form
Fill out the Google Account form. Type your information into the following fields:
First name and Last name — Enter your first and last name, respectively.
Your email address — Type in a working email address to which you have access. This cannot be a Gmail account.
Password — Type in the password you want to use to log in.
Confirm password — Re-enter the password you just typed in.
5. Click NEXT
Click NEXT. It’s at the bottom of the page.
6. Retrieve your email address verification code
Retrieve your email address verification code. To do so:
Open your email address inbox and sign in if necessary.
Click the “Verify your email address” email from Google.
Note the six-digit code in the middle of the email’s body.
7. Enter the verification code
Enter the verification code. Type the six-digit verification code from the email into the text box in the middle of the Google Account creation page.
8. Click VERIFY
Click VERIFY. It’s below the text box.
9. Enter your date of birth and your gender
Enter your date of birth and your gender. Select your birthday’s month, day, and year, then click the “Gender” drop-down box and select a gender.
You can also enter your phone number here, but doing so is optional.
10. Click NEXT
Click NEXT. This option is at the bottom of the page.
11. Scroll down and click I AGREE
Scroll down and click I AGREE. You’ll find it at the bottom of the list of terms. Doing so will create your Google Account, log you into YouTube, and take you back to the YouTube page.
Method 2 of 2:On Mobile
1. Open YouTube
Open YouTube. Tap the YouTube app icon, which resembles a white triangle on a red background.
2. Tap the “Profile” icon
Tap the “Profile” icon. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
3. Tap SIGN IN
Tap SIGN IN. This option is in the drop-down menu. Doing so opens a new menu.
If you’re already signed into a YouTube account, you’ll tap Switch account here instead.
4. Tap Add account
Tap Add account. It’s near the bottom of the menu.
On Android, tap ＋ in the top-right corner of the menu.
5. Tap the Create account link
Tap the Create account link. This option is near the bottom of the screen.
6. Enter your first and last name
Enter your first and last name. Type your first name into the “First name” text box, then type your last name into the “Last name” text box.
7. Tap NEXT
Tap NEXT. It’s a blue button at the bottom of the page.
8. Enter your date of birth and your gender
Enter your date of birth and your gender. Select the month, day, and year of your birthday, then tap the “Gender” box and select your gender.
9. Tap NEXT
10. Create a Gmail username
Create a Gmail username. You can’t use an existing, non-Gmail address to create a Google Account through the YouTube app, so you’ll need to create a new Gmail address by typing whatever you want to use for your Gmail address’ username into the “Username” text box.
For example, typing in “iamabanana” here will set your Gmail address to “[email protected]”.
When creating a YouTube account on mobile, you’ll have to create a Gmail account rather than using a separate email address. If you want to use a non-Gmail address, use the YouTube website to create your YouTube account.
11. Tap NEXT
12. Enter a password twice
Enter a password twice. Type your preferred password into the “Create password” text box, then repeat the password in the “Confirm password” text box.
13. Tap NEXT
14. Scroll down and tap SKIP
Scroll down and tap SKIP. It’s at the bottom of the page.
15. Scroll down and tap I AGREE
Scroll down and tap I AGREE. This option is at the bottom of the list of YouTube terms.
16. Tap NEXT
Tap NEXT. Doing so creates your account, signs you in, and opens the account in YouTube.