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How To Change Your Channel Name On YouTube?

Last updated on August 8th, 2019 at 04:32 pm

How To Change Your Channel Name On YouTube

A YouTube channel gives you multiple opportunities to promote your brand by making it more visible and exciting. You are liberal to use the channel’s customized features and advanced setups by adding the brand’s images or information or products services. These pictures could be used as the profile image or the channel background image, which can represent your channel reputation. However, apart from the profile picture, there are many things that matter on YouTube, and the name of your channel is of them.

YouTube’s channel is an important aspect to bring the maximum audience on your content and your channel-whether you want to change your YouTube channel name for better acknowledgment in video comments or want to reconsider your YouTube channel brand’s name; it is essential to have the right and relevant title. 

Wondering, how to change the YouTube channel name? Want to know how much time it cost or what steps need to be taken to complete the procedure.  Fortunately, the method is simple and easy if you know the right way to attempt the process.

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Note: “Before changing your YouTube channel name, ensure that your Google Account name is consistently similar to your YouTube account name and your channel name too.”

Read on to know the quickest procedure to change YouTube’s channel name-

On Desktop:

1. Open YouTube:

Open your favored internet browser and type www.youtube.com in the location bar situated at the top of the site’s page and “press Enter” button. It will divert you on YouTube landing page where you can watch, transfer, and promote videos.

Open YouTube

If you are not signed in to your Google account, then you can’t sign in to your YouTube account also. You may need to enter your Email address and secret key to log in to your YouTube account.

Enter your Email address

In the event that none of your Google accounts is associated with your YouTube account, click add another account option and enter your email address and telephone number to sign in.

2. Click The Profile Icon:

Once you logged into your YouTube account, you will see a roundabout symbol located at the upper right of the page. Here, you need to click on the profile icon after which you will get a drop-down menu showing a list of options related to your YouTube account.

Click The Profile Icon

3. Click Settings:

Further, you need to drag down and click the “Settings” option; it will be located at the middle among the list; doing this will open the “YouTube” settings option.

Change Your Channel Name On YouTube - Click Settings

4. Select A Different Channel If You Want:

In case you are currently logged into a different channel and want to edit and logged in with another account, Click your profile symbol located at the top right corner of the page. Further, click the name of the channel which you want to edit.

It might take a few seconds for the other channel to appear in the drop-down menu.

5. Click Edit On Google:

Once you select the preferred channel in which you want to make changes, click on the “Edit on Google” – it is a link located to the right of the profile image in the “your YouTube channel” section. Doing so will show you a pop-menu on your screen.

6. Change Your Channel Name:

Here, you need to drag down and click on the text box located in the middle of the pop-up window. Further, type the name you want to use.

Change Your Channel Name

There are some limitations you must be kept in mind before changing your channel name; you can only change your channel name three times in 90 days.

7. Click Ok:

Once you entered your channel name, click on the “Ok” button located at the  bottom right  of the pop-up window

Change Your Channel Name On YouTube(Desktop) - Click Ok

If you want to add your nickname, then you can do it from option which will appear in the mid of the pop-up window.

8. Click Change Name When Prompted:

If you click on the ok button, then a pop-up menu will appear, where you need to click on the “Change name” button located at the bottom right corner of the pop-up window. Doing so will affirm you that you need to change the settings, your channel name should now be refreshed, however, it might take some time to show the updated channel name somewhere else. Now your channel name is updated successfully.

Click Change Name When Prompted

People don’t change their name frequently in real life, so Google limits the time of changing your channel name. If you change your channel name, then it will be updated in all related Google services.

On Mobile:

1. Open YouTube:

Go to your mobile application page, and tap the YouTube icon; it is a white triangle with a red background.

Change Your Channel Name OnYouTube-Open YouTube

If you are not signed in to your YouTube account, then you would be required to tap on the YouTube App. It will land you to the login page where you need to enter your email address and password to sign in to your YouTube account.

2. Tap Your Profile Icon:

Once you logged in to your YouTube account, you will find a circle type structure in the top right corner of the screen. Here, you need to click on the profile icon; a drop-down menu will appear with a list of options related to YouTube Channel.

Tap Your Profile Icon

3. Select A Different Channel If You Want:

If you have more than one channel and also want to change the name of the different channel than you will be required to tap on the drop-down arrow located at the right side of your channel name in the top-left of the screen.

Moving forward, you need to select the name of the channel in which you want to make edits. Once you selected the profile, you will need to tap the profile icon again to re-open the menu.

This process may take a few seconds for another channel to appear in the drop-down menu.

4. Tap Your Channel:

Once you tap on the profile icon, a  drop-down arrow will appear with multiple lists of options, there, you need to tap on my channel from the list – it will be located at the top of the menu.

Tap Your Channel

5. Tap Settings:

Look for the gear-like structure option located at the right side of your current channel name.

Tap Settings

6. Change Your Name:

Once you tap on “Settings” icon, it will take you on a new page where you need to tap the “Edit” icon located at the right side of your preferred channel name. Here, you need to use your mobile keyword to change your channel name as needed.

Change Your Name

You will get an alert through which you can change your channel name up to 3 times in every  90 days.

Clicking the “Edit” icon will open a pop-up window in android phone.

7. Click “Ok”:

Once you edit your YouTube channel name, click the “Ok” button located at the top right corner of the screen.  Doing so will affirm you that now your channel name is updated, the updating procedure might take some time; therefore, be patient until the process gets completed.

Change Your Channel Name On YouTube - Click Ok

If you are promoting your business or advertising your content through the medium of YouTube, then you need to make sure that you are keeping everything perfect as per YouTube’s guidelines. If you are not working as per the guidelines, then it means that you are making some silly mistakes which can drop a negative impact on your business as well as on the content. Some of the YouTube guidelines for setting up YouTube’s channel name are:

  • Ignore duplicate names.
  • Bring unique characters in the channel’s name.
  • Select the channel’s name, keeping the copyright issues.
  • Do not steal others ideas.