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. Please bear in mind that this will change your name and photo across Google services.

If you have turned on channel translations, your channel name may not be updated after you change it. When you change the name on your account, it will only be updated in your original language on YouTube. If you want your new name to be shown in all languages, please make sure that you update your translations too. You can turn off this feature if you want your name to be the same in every language.

Note: You can also use a different name on YouTube from your Google Account name.

If you aren't able to follow these instructions, you are probably using the old version of YouTube. If you're using a newer browser, update to the current version of YouTube.

Change your channel name

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  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click your account icon > settings .
  3. In the 'Overview' section, click Edit on Google next to your channel name. 
  4. Update the channel name and click OK

Change your channel icon

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

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  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 customise 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 customise 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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