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February 13, 2012

Gmail's YouTube Group

For some reason, Google added a YouTube contact group to many Gmail accounts. I currently have 82 contacts in the YouTube group and they have only one thing in common: they sent me or I sent them an email in 2006, 2007 or 2008. They don't have anything to do with YouTube and some of the email addresses couldn't be used to create Google accounts (for example, the Writely email address for importing documents).


The YouTube group can be renamed or deleted, but it's strange that it was automatically created. Gmail has some system groups for Google Latitude, Google Talk, Google Buzz, but they're hidden and can't be removed.

Do you see the YouTube group in your Gmail account?

{ Thanks, Katty and everyone who commented on Google+. }

19 comments:

  1. I notice I do now have a "Youtube" group in Contacts. But it's empty...

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  2. Is there a way to use this in conjunction with your YouTube account to add in the people you are friends with or the groups your subscribed to?

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  3. I have over 3000 friends on YouTube. Not one shows up in the new folder.

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  4. Just checked and I have 1 email address in the YouTube group, which I didn't create, and this person I'm sure doesn't
    even know what YouTube is!

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  5. I don't have the youtube group. It must be a mass glitch.

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  6. I have one but there are no contacts there.

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  7. got it, 142 addresses!!

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  8. yeah me too, i have like 10 groups with 3-4 ppl in each. many of the groups had the same people in them.

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  9. yep....it appeared for me today and populated with 420 contacts!! I want it gone....how do I do that?

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  10. This Gmail contact group is an import of your YouTube address book: https://www.youtube.com/address_book

    That is all.

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  11. ._. I do too but it's empty :S

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  12. I dont have it ... i donno whetehr it is good or not, but i just wish Google does not centralized it.. quite messy

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  13. Not Showing In My Gmail Account..

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  14. I changed my Youtube and Gmail passwords , it says my accounts are linked and I now only use one user name and password to log-in but I no longer see youtube comments in my G-mail ,How do I fix this?..

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