Manage your YouTube channel's basic info

You can manage basic info about your YouTube channel such as channel name and description, translations and links.

Change your channel name and description

You can change your YouTube channel name and description, just make sure that it follows our Community Guidelines. After changing your name, it may take a few days for the new name to update and be displayed across YouTube. If you change your YouTube channel name and picture, it will only be visible on YouTube. You can make changes to your Google Account name and picture here (with no changes made to your YouTube channel name).
ImportantChanging your name will remove your verification badge. Learn more

 YouTube Android app

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap your channel.
  3. Under your channel description, tap Edit pencil.
  4. Next to your name or description, tap Edit pencil.
  5. Update your channel name or description and tap the tick in the corner.

YouTube Studio app for Android

  1. Tap your profile picture pencil.
  2. Tap Edit channel profile.
  3. Next to your name or description, tap Edit pencil.
  4. Click Save.

View or change your handle

A handle is a unique identifier that makes it easier for you to establish and maintain your distinct presence on YouTube.

YouTube Android app

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your channel.
  3. Tap Edit channel pencil.
  4. Under the Handle section, find your handle.
  5. To change your handle, tap Edit pencilon the right-hand side.
  6. Type to change the existing handle.
    • If a handle isn't available, a similar one will be suggested.
  7. Click Save to confirm your handle.

YouTube Studio app for Android

  1. Tap your profile picture pencil.
  2. Tap Edit channel profile.
  3. Next to your handle, tap Edit pencil.
  4. Click Save.

 

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Centre
false
false
true
true
59
false
false