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Setting Up Google Account and YouTube Channel


1 – Computer (Mac or Windows)

1 – Connection to the Internet

1 – Web Browser


  1. In your web browser, go to
  2. In the upper-right corner of the site you should see the Gmail link and the Sign In button. Clicking either of those will land you on the sign-in screen.
  3. Assuming that you don’t have a Google account, click the link below the sign-in area labeled Create account. If you do have a Google account, sign-in and go to step 6.
  4. Fill in your information on the Create your Google Account screen and click the Next Step button when finished.
  5. You should arrive at the Welcome screen. You can click the Continue to Gmail button to see that your email account has been established.
  6. In your browser, go to Click on the Sign In button and your YouTube account should be created. A blue bar appears that states “You are now registered with YouTube”.
  7. Click on the My Channel link on the left sidebar. A dialog box appears asking to “Use YouTube as…”. Click Create Channel.
  8. Your channel is now successfully created. You can now customize your channel how you like.
  9. To allow for uploading videos that are longer than 15 minutes, you need to verify your account.
  10. Click the account icon in the upper right corner and then choose Creator Studio.
  11. Click the Channel Menu to the left. Look for the Feature labeled Longer videos, and click the Enable button.
  12. Follow the Account Verification process (you’ll request a verification code, enter, and submit it). Click Continue and you’ll now have the ability to upload videos longer than 15 minutes.

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