Creating & Managing Google Brand Accounts

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Manage your Brand Account

You can set up and manage a special kind of account for your business or brand, called a Brand Account. You can use certain Google services, like Google+ and YouTube, with this account to create an online presence.

How Brand Accounts Work

  • How Brand Accounts differ from regular Google Accounts
    • You and others can jointly manage a Brand Account through your own Google Accounts. You don’t need a separate username or password for a Brand Account.
    • A Brand Account can have multiple owners and people who manage it.

Google services that support Brand Accounts

  • You can use certain Google services with your Brand Account. These services include:
    • Google+
    • Google My Business
    • Google Photos
    • YouTube
  • These services can help your business or brand communicate, connect, and share important information with customers and fans.
  • To manage who can see and interact with your content, adjust each service’s settings.

Create a Brand Account

If you haven’t already, create an account for your business or brand on one of these services:

  • Google+:
  • Google My Business
  • YouTube

View your Brand Accounts

  • See your Brand Accounts
    • Go to your Brand Accounts page in My Account.
    • You’ll see a list of your Brand Accounts.
    • To see details and options, select an account. From here, you can manage the account and go directly to the Google services it uses.
  • Switch between accounts in services

To switch accounts on a browser, like Chrome or Safari:

  • Go to the Google service you want to use, like
  • On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
  • From the menu, choose the account you’d like to use. (Note: If your Brand Account doesn’t show up, the service might not support Brand Accounts.)

You can also switch accounts in some Google apps on your phone or tablet. The steps to switch accounts vary by app.

Make changes to your accounts

You can add, change, or remove basic information about your business or brand. Changes you make here take effect across Google services.

  • Edit basic information
    • Go to your Brand Accounts page in My Account.
    • Choose the account you want to edit.
    • Select Edit account info. The account’s “About me” page will open
    • In the section you want to change, select Edit
      • On the bottom right, you might also see Add. Select this option to add more information.
    • Add, change, or remove the information you want.

Tip: You can also go directly to About me and switch to your Brand Account.

Change who manages an account

If you’re an owner of a Brand Account, you can add people to help manage the account. You also choose each person’s role to decide how much control they have over the account.

  • Learn how to add people to help manage the account. Go to your Brand Accounts page in My Account.

Delete a Brand Account

You can delete a Brand Account only if you’re an owner. This action will delete all the account’s content across Google services. If you change your mind, you might not be able to restore the account’s content.

  • Go to your Brand Accounts page in My Account.
  • Choose the account you want to delete.
  • Select Delete account.
  • Read the information carefully and agree to the terms.
  • Select Delete account.

Restore a Brand Account

If you recently deleted an account, you have about 2–3 weeks to try to recover it..

  • Go to your Brand Accounts page in My Account.
  • Next to the account you want to restore, select Restore.

The restored account will show up in your list of Brand Accounts.

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