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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.

If you use a different name on your YouTube channel than the one you use for your Google Account, your channel is likely connected to a Google+ page. If so, your YouTube channel name and icon come from the connected Google+ page, and you’ll be redirected to Google+ when updating these items.

Change your channel name

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

After you've created or edited your name, you may need to wait several months to change it again. It will depend on how recently you created your profile and when you last changed your name. Learn more about Google+ names.

Computer
  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.
Mobile app
  1. In the mobile app, tap Account .
  2. Tap your channel icon to navigate to your channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit edit.
  5. Enter your updated name and tap OK.

Change your channel icon

  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

Computer

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.
Mobile app
  1. In the mobile app, tap Account .
  2. Tap your channel icon to navigate to your channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit edit.
  5. Enter your updated description and tap OK.
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