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Linking a YouTube account

How do I link a YouTube account with my Steam account?
 

How do I resolve the specific error message "There was an error accessing YouTube to retrieve your username. Please try again."

Linking a YouTube account

To link a YouTube account, follow this operation:

  1. Log in to your Steam account through the Steam application or Steam webpage on a computer (Windows, Max OSX, or Linux).
  2. Click on your Steam Community persona name at the top of the window.
  3. Select the videos tab.
  4. Click the "Link YouTube account" button.
  5. Click the "Access your YouTube videos" button.
  6. Log in to your YouTube account.

From here, you can select videos to add to your Steam profile.

 

There was an error accessing YouTube to retrieve your username. Please try again.

First, ensure that you are entering the correct credentials for your YouTube account.

If your entered credentials are correct, this error can be caused by YouTube's two-factor authentication system. You can resolve this issue by setting up a unique password for your YouTube account. Refer to Google's documentation for more information:

Sign in using application-specific passwords

Once your unique password is set up, test the issue again. Your accounts should now link without issue.

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