How to change your YouTube password, which is also the password for your Google account

ReutersIt’s easy to change your YouTube password through Google.

  • To change your YouTube password, you’ll need to change your Google account’s password, as they’re the same password.
  • You can change your Google password through your Google account’s “Security” menu.
  • Changing this password will change the password on your YouTube account, Google Drive account, Gmail account, and more.
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Some years ago, if you wanted to change your YouTube password, it was as simple as going to your YouTube settings.

Today, however, your YouTube account is also a Google account – meaning YouTube uses the same password as Gmail, Google Docs, and every other Google product.

As such, if you want to change your YouTube password now, what you really have to do is change the password of the Google account connected to your YouTube account. You don’t actually have to go to the YouTube website at all to do this.

Here’s how to change your Google account password, so that you can log into YouTube with a new password. You can do this through any internet browser on your Mac or PC.

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How to change your YouTube password through Google

1. Go to myaccount.google.com and log into your Google account.

2. Click the option labelled “Security” in the sidebar on the left.

How to delete saved passwords on Chrome   1Melanie Weir/Business InsiderOpen the ‘Security’ menu.

3. On the main part of the page, scroll down. Under the header “Signing in to Google,” click “Password.”

4. Enter your current password.

5. Enter the new password that you want, and then enter it again to confirm that you typed it correctly.

How to change YouTube password   3Melanie Weir/Business InsiderEnter your new password and confirm it.

Your password must be at least eight characters long, and ideally you want it to have a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols so that it’s difficult to guess.

When you’re finished, click “Change Password.”

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