Change your channel name or icon

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, your channel is likely connected to a Google+ page. If so, your YouTube channel name and icon come from the connected Google+ page. You’ll be redirected to Google+ when updating these items. 

Note that changing your name or icon is currently not possible in the YouTube mobile apps or mobile site, but can be done on a computer:

Change channel name
  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Open the Guide and click My Channel.
  3. Point your cursor at your channel name and click the pencil icon edit > Channel settings.
  4. Under Account Information, click Change next to your channel name.
Google+ supports changing your name up to three times in 90 days. Please keep this in mind if you decide to edit your name. Find out more about Google+ names.

Note: if you haven't confirmed your name on YouTube, you won't be able to change your channel name.

Change channel icon
  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Open the Guide and click My Channel.
  3. Point your cursor at your channel icon and click the pencil icon edit.

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