Ever had to migrate your YouTube viewing experience from one Google account to another? Then you might know what I’m talking about. If you wish to use a different Google account to access YouTube and you’ve subscribed to quite a lot of channels from your previous account then you should keep reading. We usually subscribe to channels if we are interested in getting more content from them and the ‘Subscribe’ button is available on all channel pages or below all videos from the channel. You also get a notification once a video is uploaded by the channel.
Let suppose you’ve subscribed to about seventy YouTube channels from your old Gmail account and now you want to subscribe to the same YouTube channels from another Gmail account. Trying to open each individual channel and subscribe to each of them would definitely a tedious task, though you can even do that. But there’s another way to accomplish the task.
Read on to find out how to transfer YouTube subscriptions from one Google account to another.
How to transfer YouTube subscriptions from one account to the other?
There’s a tool which helps you to transfer Youtube subscriptions from one account to the other. It’s called the Evan Reilly YouTube Subscriptions Importer tool and it will help you subscribe to all the channels at once from the new account.
Here’s a step-by-step procedure of how to transfer YouTube subscriptions from one account to the other.
Export your subscriptions
The first thing you ought to do is export the list of channels you’ve subscribed to from your old account. To do this, you have to open the ‘Manage subscriptions’ page on YouTube and enter your old account credentials. After you’re logged in and the page opens, you’ll see a list of all your subscribed channels. This is where you scroll down to the bottom of the page till you get the option to ‘Export Subscriptions’.
Once you select this button, a .xml file of the list will be downloaded on the system.
Go to the Subscriptions Importer tool
Once you’re done downloading the .xml file, go to the Evan Reilly YouTube Subscriptions Importer tool. You’ll find a ‘Choose File’ option at the top that lets you upload the XML file up. After doing so, click the ‘Import!’ button.
Next, you just got to input the credentials of your new YouTube account to which you need to transfer the subscriptions. As you connect your new YouTube account with the tool, it will complete the import process. Now you can manage the list of your subscribed channels from the new account. In case it does not import even after you give access to the tool to your YouTube account, you need to click the ‘Import!’ option once again.
Once you’re through with this, you’ll find the list of the subscribed channels in your new account. After you complete the process, you can disconnect your YouTube account from the tool by clicking on the ‘Revoke Access’ button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
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