Channel Access

Channel Access

the #1 YouTube channel access tool

Give employees, contractors, or brand partners access to your TubeBuddy account without putting your Google account at risk. Delegate and grow your channel with peace of mind.

grant control of TubeBuddy without compromising security

Handing over your Google details to an employee or freelancer so they can access your YouTube account can feel like walking a tightrope without a net. But with Channel Access, you can skip the risk.

Delegate your marketing while keeping your personal info protected. It's not just about growing your channel; it's about safeguarding your creative vision.

share your marketing campaigns' progress

For marketers who manage their clients' YouTube channels, trust is everything. Channel Access gives you all the TubeBuddy access you need to manage a YouTube channel day-to-day without having to hold the keys to the kingdom.

Clients can witness their channel's evolution firsthand, reinforcing their confidence in your services. With this collaborative transparency, you'll be doing more than just work for your clients; you'll work with them toward a shared vision.

delegate your TubeBuddy account safely with Channel Access

here's how Channel Access works

Channel Access is available for the following plans




how to give someone access to your channel

  • Step 1: Open TubeBuddy and click "Settings" under the "Setup" tab.
  • Step 2: Go to "Users Authorized To Access This Channel."
  • Step 3: Add the name and email of the people you want to give access to.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Channel Access do?

Channel Access allows third parties, like employees, freelancers, or clients, access to your TubeBuddy account.

Without Channel Access, you would need to share your personal Google account information, giving access to your TubeBuddy account and YouTube channel (and everything associated with your Google account).

This would impose a considerable security risk, as the third party could easily steal your data, change your videos, and anything else that puts your channel at risk.

Thanks to Channel Access, you can avoid this issue, making the whole process of delegating safer and easier for everyone involved.

Why do I need Channel Access?

Channel Access is ideal for YouTube creators hiring people to help them manage their marketing and operations.

Since TubeBuddy offers a suite of features for this purpose, Channel Access allows creators to let their employees or contracts access their TubeBuddy account without giving them a deep access or any personal information.

It also works for marketers and consultants who manage the channel for creators. In this case, the marketer could show their campaign's progress without having their client access their Google account.

Who should I give permission to access my TubeBuddy account to?

Generally speaking, you want to give access to whoever will use any of TubeBuddy's features, whether that's a contractor, freelancer, consultant, or employee. You also want to provide access to creators who hire you to run their marketing using TubeBuddy.

What does a third party need to do to access my TubeBuddy account?

To let other people use your TubeBuddy tools, they only need to create a free account, sign in, and click the invitation link in the email sent by Channel Access. Once they click the link, they'll be able to access your account hassle-free.

Does Channel Access give access only to my TubeBuddy account or also to my YouTube channel?

Channel Access only gives access to your TubeBuddy account, not your YouTube channel. If you want the latter, you need to do so using YouTube's channel permissions.

Is there any difference between giving channel access to business (brand) YouTube channels and personal (non-brand) ones?

Yes. If your channel is a branded business account, you only need to add the person's name and email. But if your channel is a non-branded personal account, you need to give them your "Authorized access URL," which Channel Access provides.

The third-party you send your URL to must install the TubeBuddy browser extension and use the authorized access URL to access the TubeBuddy account associated with your channel.

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