Ultimate Guide On How To Change Username On YouTube

2018 Oct. 10

Username change

In today’s post, We’ll go through how to change the username on Youtube, how to change your Youtube URL, Eligibility for claiming custom URL & How to set up custom URL.

Steps to change your Channel Name

  • First Sign in to your Youtube Channel

  • Click on your account icon > settings.

  • Check for the “Overview” section on the screen and then click edit option on Google next to your channel name.

  • Update the channel name and click 'OK'.

Steps to change your Channel Icon

  • First 'sign-in' to your YouTube Channel

  • Click on 'Menu'

  • Select 'My Channel'

  • Focus your cursor at your Youtube Channel icon and then click 'Edit'.

How to get a Custom URL 

Once your Youtube Channel is Eligible, You can provide your followers and fans with an easy-to-remember web address of your office or personal Youtube Channel. This is known as Custom URL.

 Based on factors such as - Username of your Youtube Channel, Description of Your Youtube channel, the website linked with your Youtube account, You can either choose or Youtube will suggest few youtube URL (Custom URL)

Once you have selected the new Custom URL, followers & subscribers will be directed to the new account if at all they have visited the old account.

Note: Once you have selected your New Custom URL, You cannot change it. However, you have the option to remove the custom URL from your Youtube channel and claim a new 'Custom URL'.

Eligibility for Claiming a new Custom URL for Your Youtube Channel.

They are few eligibility criteria for claiming a custom Url as follows:

  • Having more than 300 subscribers

  • Profile as to updated. Example Photo for Channel Icon, Description of profile etc

  • Channel should be at least 30 days old

  • Uploaded channel Art for your youtube channel

The Objective of the above criteria is to make your channel stand apart and unique for your subscribers or there’s no point to follow these criteria.

How to set up custom Url (Youtube Url) 

Once you are eligible for Custom Url, Youtube will send an email notification after which you can go start the steps mentioned Below

  • Sign-in to your youtube account

  • Go to Advanced account settings by clicking on your profile at the top right corner, then proceed by clicking Advanced option

  • Under “Channel settings,” Select for the link next to you’re eligible for a custom URL, This is possible only if your channel is eligible

  • Check for “Get a Custom URL option box," You’ll see the Custom URL option, you’ve been approved for. To make your Url unique you can add a few numbers or letters

  • Go through “Custom URL terms of Use” and then Click Change URL.

  • Make sure to have the right URL, as you cannot change the same in the future and Click on Confirm Choice.

Great! You Now have created a Custom URL for your youtube Channel.


Youtube has 490 Million users worldwide and generates 92 billion page views each month, Just Imagine the amount volume and then confusion if the account has the same name. Hence it is necessary to have Custom URL to Differentiate, Build Brand and to serve customers.

Also, Check How To Change Youtube URL Today

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