Instructions: Change YouTube name and rename channel

YouTube tip

YouTube is a great platform to share your videos with others. However, you may want to change your username because you want to change it or because you are creating a new account. Here's a guide on how to change your YouTube name.

Quick Start Guides

Change YouTube name via browser

  1. Go to the YouTube home page
  2. login with username and password
  3. Click on profile picture in the upper right corner
  4. select "my channel".
  5. Select "Customize Channel".
  6. Go to "General Information" and click the pencil under Channel Name and Description
  7. Change YouTube channel name (and adjust description if necessary)
  8. Click "Publish".
In the YouTube iPhone app, tap on the user picture in the top right corner and then on "My Channel". There you will find the pen to change the channel data and YouTube name.
In the YouTube iPhone app, tap on the user picture in the top right corner and then on “My Channel”. There you will find the pen to change the channel data and YouTube name.

Change YouTube name via the YouTube app

The YouTube app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. The procedure for changing the name is as follows:

  1. Start the YouTube app and log in
  2. Click profile picture
  3. Select "My Channel".
  4. Click "Edit Channel" (usually a pencil icon)
  5. Customize channel name, alias and description (pen icon again)
  6. Save

Change YouTube name - detailed guide

  1. Register: Sign in to your YouTube account. Click on the account icon in the top right corner and select "Settings".
  2. Open settings: Click on "Account Information". Here you will find the option to change your username.
  3. Change username: Enter your new username and click Save Changes. Make sure your new username complies with YouTube's guidelines and that it's still available.
  4. Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation that your username has been changed. Check your account to make sure your new username is showing correctly.

Note: Since the channel name is often the identifier for your followers and subscribers, it is best to draw attention to this in a video before changing the name. Otherwise, some of your fans might get confused and may unsubscribe.

If you are in the channel settings, you can change the stored data with the pen symbol.
If you are in the channel settings, you can change the stored data with the pen symbol.

FAQ

Why can't I change my YouTube name?

If the channel hasn't existed for 30 days or you have fewer than 100 followers, you can't give yourself a custom YouTube URL yet. However, you can change the name of the channel at any time.

What is YouTube alias?

An alias is a short channel ID that is not the channel name. While a YouTube alias is unique, a channel name can be used multiple times. Alias ​​always begin with the @ symbol.

What name is displayed on YouTube?

The channel name is always visible on the channel page and in YouTube search results and comments.

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3 Responses to “Instructions: Change YouTube name and rename channel”

  1. Hi Jens,
    i'm frustrated: i opened a youtube account about a month ago to comment on a video. But there is no name at all for my profile picture and there is not only no name in the case of “Canap adjustment”, but there is not even a field or a pen symbol where I could enter a name. An alias or a contact email is also not saved, because "publish" is only light gray, i.e. deactivated. What's going on there - what do you want with such an account? Can you tell me how to add my name to my profile picture and thus to the comments I post?
    Thank you and best regards
    Mareike

    1. Hello Mareike! Maybe the account isn't confirmed yet? I haven't had such a problem so far. That's why I'm having a hard time directing you to the right place to solve the problem. :(

      1. Hello Jens, yes that's right, I had no idea that a confirmation was necessary and I just did it. Unfortunately, this doesn't change anything about my problem.

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