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How to use YouTube without Gmail account

The Google policy implies that you have to have a Google+, Gmail account in order to be able to comment on YouTube and create your channel.

Previously, a Gmail account was obligatory to use own YouTube channel. Nowadays, Google allows you to use any email address for that.

A Google account is required in order sign into YouTube. However, for those who already have an email account (or just don’t want a Gmail account), Google accounts can be made using any valid non-Gmail address.

Youtube Sign Up: How To Create Youtube Account

The fact is that when you create a YouTube account, you may not provide any personal details to Google+.

The account login and password can be used for any other Google services, such as Google Drive, Gmail, or Google Maps, but it is not obligatory to do anything in these services, if you are interested in YouTube only.

You will need to navigate to Google’s Sign Up without Gmail page in your web browser and complete the form (The mobile app does not have the option to create a non-Gmail Google account, although you can use a mobile browser).

Keep in mind that you can browse and watch videos, as well as utilize other YouTube functionality without signing up for an account as well.

Then, here are the steps to follow if you want to use YouTube without Google account.

How to use YouTube without Gmail account

Step 1: Type this to you address bar

If you truly want to make use of YouTube without Google account, the first thing to do is register using other email address you have.Gmail account

To begins, type this phrase into the address bar:

You will be taken to a form to create a new account.

NB: The email field lacks the “” on the normal sign up page.

You can also click the “I prefer to use my current email address” link under the username field from the regular sign up page to be redirected to the “Sign Up without Gmail” page.

Step 2: Complete the new form

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The second step requires you to provide your details base on what is on the form, mind you, you are not to provide Gmail address on the email address bar. Instead, use other email address other that Gmail, here I used yahoo as an example. After you might have provided your details, click the next button to proceed.

NB: The mobile number is used for security and recovery.

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Click “Next Step”. If the form was filled correctly, the “Privacy & Terms” window will appear. You will be notified and stopped from proceeding if a field has invalid information.

Step 4: Agree term and condition

Now scroll down to the bottom of page and click “I Agree”.

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The “Agree” button will be disabled until you have scrolled through the terms. After clicking, you will be redirected to a new page and sent a verification email to the email address you provided during registration.

Now visit your email address and verify your account through the link sent to the address. If you do not have access to this email address, please do not use it, rather use the one you have access to.

Step 5: Verify your account

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As I said earlier, visit your mail address and click the link sent to you to verify you are the rightful owner of the email address you use during the process of registration.

This button will bring up a small popup window with a sign in window for the email service you used to sign up.

Step 6: login into your Google account without Gmail account

The next step is login to Google account without Gmail, how? The answer is very easy, just provide the email address you used above and the password in to the appropriate places. Your Google account will be verified and ready to use.


The process above is taken in other to access YouTube without Gmail account, now let try to log in into our YouTube account with the yahoo mail we use above.

Step 7: Visit and log in to YouTubeGmail account

On your browsers, visit YouTube home page and log in with your credentials. Sign in to your new Google account.

Click “Sign in” in the upper right corner and enter your email and password, not Google mail account.

If you are already signed in from your verification session you can skip the sign in process.

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Following the above process will guide you through to access YouTube without Gmail account. If tutorial is helpful, do not keep it to yourself alone, let other benefit from it. Share among your Friends, in case you have any comment, drop it on the box bellow.



Adeola (Jasper) is someone who loves everything about technology. He devoted to everything that is tech-related and tries his best to produce useful and quality articles about mobiles, computers and other related products.

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