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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 have turned on channel translations, your channel name may not update 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 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 than your Google Account name.

There are two versions of the YouTube desktop experience, the current version and the old version. Follow the instructions for the experience you have.

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 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.
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