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. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. Next to your name, tap Edit .
  5. Update your channel name and tap the check in the corner.

 

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.

Watch how to change your channel name

Watch the following video from TeamYouTube if you’d like a tutorial on how to change your channel name.

Change your channel name on YouTube’s iOS app

Change your channel description

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

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. Next to your description, tap Edit .
  5. Update your channel description and tap the check in the corner.
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