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Topic # 231877 18-Mar-2018 13:09
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I have a proper gmail account in my name, with youtube channel and a couple of videos.


Then one day I added a "brand channel" so I could chat in youtube anonymously.


Now I would like to delete that anonymous identity but all the info I can find on that seems to imply I have to delete my proper channel as well. If so, will I have to delete my proper gmail account too?


Have I understood that right?


Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 1979293 18-Mar-2018 13:20
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You mean unsubscribre from a channel?



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  Reply # 1979299 18-Mar-2018 13:48
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No, its a brand channel/account (I think that's the terminology) that I created so I chat using an anonymous identity.


Originally, I logged on to YT using my gmail account and created a personal channel so I could participate in YT live chat sessions.


Then I realised my real name was showing up in the chat sessions, which I didn't want.


I followed these instructions...and setup a second identity that is associated with my real gmail address.


But now I'm unsure how to delete it, or even if I can. 



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  Reply # 1979340 18-Mar-2018 14:41
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From memory it was just the steps outlined in their help page, but ensuring that I had the channed selected in the top right thingie when logged into youtube. It didnt even make me 2 factor auth for the deletion which I thought was a bit crap on their part.


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  Reply # 1979375 18-Mar-2018 16:27
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Its true, a problem shared is a problem halved.


I found my answer...



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