Manage your channel branding

Brand your YouTube channel's identity by updating your profile picture, channel banner, and video watermark.

Change your profile picture

 Your profile picture is the image shown to viewers on your channel and videos across YouTube.

YouTube Android app

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. Tap EDIT CHANNEL , then tap your profile picture.
  4. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  5. Click SAVE.

YouTube Studio app for Android

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Edit channel profile, then tap your profile picture.
  3. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  4. Click Save.

Profile picture guidelines

Your profile picture must follow our Community Guidelines and meet the following criteria:

  • JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG file (no animated GIFs).
  • 800 X 800 px image (recommended).
  • Square or round image 4 MB or smaller.

Your banner image shows as a background at the top of your YouTube page.

YouTube Android app

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your channel.
  3. Tap EDIT CHANNEL , then tap your banner image on the right.
  4. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  5. Click SAVE.

YouTube Studio app for Android

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Edit channel profile, then tap your profile picture.
  3. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  4. Click Save.

Banner image guidelines

Your banner image must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum dimension for upload: 2560 x 1440 px with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
  • At the Minimum dimension, the safe area for text and logos: 1235 x 338 px.
  • Images should accommodate the entire screen for larger devices but will get cropped on certain views and devices.
  • Do not include any additional file embellishments (e.g. shadows, borders, and frames).
  • File size: 6 MB or smaller.

How to resize images

You can use your computer's image editor or an online image resizer to resize the images. For example, you can use Preview on an Apple computer or Microsoft Photos on Windows.

Add your video watermark

This setting is available on a computer.

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