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Change your channel details

If you use the name and photo from your Google Account for your YouTube channel, you can update this information at any time. Keep in mind this will change your name and photo across Google services.

Before you start: Make sure you confirm your name on YouTube or you won't be able to change your channel name.

Limited number of name changes: After you've created or edited your name, you may need to wait up to three months to change it again. It depends on how recently you created your profile and when you last changed your name. Learn more about Google+ names.

Change your channel name

Subscribe to the YouTube Help channel for video tips, tricks, and how-to's.
  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click Menu .
  3. Select My Channel.
  4. Point your cursor at your channel name and click Edit edit.
  5. Select Channel settings.
  6. Under "Account information," select Change next to your channel name.

Change your channel icon

You can change your channel icon an unlimited number of times.

Subscribe to the YouTube Help channel for video tips, tricks, and how-to's.
  1. On a computer, sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click Menu .
  3. Select My Channel.
  4. Point your cursor at your channel icon and click Edit edit.

Change your channel description

If you customize the layout of your channel:

  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click Menu .
  3. Select My Channel.
  4. Select the About tab.
  5. Under "Description," click Edit edit.
  6. Click Done.

If you don't customize the layout of your channel:

  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click Menu .
  3. Select My Channel.
  4. Under your channel name, click Edit edit.
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