Change your channel name or description

Learn how to update the name and description on your YouTube channel.

Note: You can no longer edit your channel icon or channel art on mobile devices. Use a computer to follow the instructions below.

Change your channel name

Your YouTube channel name is the name on your Google Account. To change your channel name, you’ll need to change the name on your Google Account:

  1. In the mobile app, tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit .
  5. Enter your updated name and tap OK.

Keep in mind…

  • You can only change your channel name 3 times every 90 days.

  • If you change the name on your Google Account, it will change across all Google services, like Gmail. 

  • After changing your name, it may take a few days for the new name to update and display across YouTube.

  • If you’ve translated your channel name with channel translations, you’ll need to update the translations with your new name.

  • If your school or business manages your account, you may not be able to change your name in your Google Account settings. Get in touch with your system administrator for help.

Change your channel description

Your channel description shows on the “About” tab of your channel page. 

  1. In the mobile app, tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit .
  5. Enter your updated description and tap OK.
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