How to change the name of your YouTube channel

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Your YouTube channel name is your brand. When you post videos, people identify your content with your channel. That said, there may come a time when you become dissatisfied with your current channel name. Maybe you created your account when you were younger and your channel name sounds childish. Maybe you’ve changed the subject and instead of making cat videos, you’re making videos about cars. Anyway, if you need to rebrand, you can start by learning how to change your YouTube channel name.

How to change the name of your YouTube channel (desktop)

Go to YouTube in a browser on your computer and click on your YouTube profile picture in the top right.

Click on your YouTube profile picture

In the drop-down menu, click Your channel.

Click on Your channel


Channel Customization

This will redirect you to the page of channel customization on YouTubeStudio. Click on the tab Basic information.

Click on the Basic Information tab

Under the first section, Channel name and description, you will find the current name of your YouTube channel. Click on the button Change channel name in the shape of a pencil to the right of it.

change the name of your youtube channel

Enter your new channel name in the field Last namethen save your changes by clicking the blue button PUBLISH top right.

Change the name of your YouTube channel

How to Change Your YouTube Channel Name (Android and iOS)

Open the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device. From the home screen, tap your YouTube profile picture in the top right, then tap Your channel.

Tap your YouTube profile picture

On your channel, press the pencil-shaped button EDIT CHAIN. This will take you to string parameters.

In the channel settings, you will see your current channel name under Last name. Tap the pencil icon next to Last name.

Change the name of your YouTube channel on Android

Enter a new name for your channel, then tap OK.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. Also check this guide if you want to learn how to delete a video on YouTube.

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