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Universal Log In for YouTube and Gmail - Not Good

StPeteWebDev Apr 19, 2012 1:10 PM
Posted in group: YouTube Help Forum
It is really inconvenient to require the same login for Gmail and YouTube now. If I am working on a company's YouTube Channel and then need to check my own personal gmail then it is logging me out.

It was better when you could log in under a separate user name under Youtube and still be able to check into and out of Gmail without it affecting anything.

For instance, I was uploading a company's video on Youtube and while that was loading I decided to check my Gmail email. It interrupted the upload and then when I logged back into YouTube it disconnected the Gmail I was writing! *ergh*

Like I said. Very frustrating and inconvenient. It was nice when I could work on YouTube separately without it affecting any of my Gmail activity.

If there is a work around like going into IE or Firefox - or something like that, please let me know.