"Please create a youtube account."

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Cannot link my youtube account, after I link, it tells me to create a youtube account...but I already have a youtube acccount.
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Joshua Farr

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Tim, Official Rep

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Sorry, I'm not sure I understood this problem. We don't have such service messages ("create a youtube account") on Alternion. Is YouTube telling you to create an account?

When you connect YouTube on Alternion, you just need to log in to YouTube (with your existing YouTube account) and give Alternion a permission to connect to your YouTube account.
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Joshua Farr

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I did that...my youtube account is my google account...once I was signed in I tried to link and when I click on the "grant access" button I get redirected back to Alternion and a message pops up that says "Please, create youtube profile."
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We've found what is causing this problem. YouTube recently introduced some changes in their API with regard to processing user IDs. If you sign in to YouTube via your Google account and you don't have a YouTube "channel" (i.e. basically you don't have a YouTube user profile) then it might not be possible to connect your YouTube account.

If you create a YouTube channel (at https://www.youtube.com/create_channel, i.e. you create your YouTube user profile) then you should have no problems connecting your YouTube account on Alternion.

We'll research if there is a possibility to connect a YouTube account, which does not have a channel.

Thanks for your feedback!
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We looked more into that, and it's not possible to connect a YouTube account, which does not have a channel. In this case you don't have a YouTube username, so we have no way to recognize your account on YouTube.

Everyone who creates a new account on YouTube gets a channel at the same time, because you choose a username when you create a new account. But when you log in to YouTube with your Google+ account, you don't get a YouTube username until you create a channel.

As I mentioned before, the solution from your side is easy, just create a YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/create_channel.

Also, we modified our service message on the site for these situations to explain more clear how you can connect YouTube. Hope it helps.
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izaiah nyoni

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wtf is happening i want to comment to other people
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Kaleb

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What the fuck are you talking about moron
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Warren Roberts

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Guy fight
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malachi hofbaer

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This sucks