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. 

Note: You can no longer edit your channel icon or channel art on mobile devices. Use a desktop computer to follow the instructions below.

Change your channel name

  1.  In the mobile app, tap your account icon .
  2. Tap My Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit .
  5. Enter your updated name and tap OK.

After changing your channel name, it may take a few days for the new name to update and display across YouTube. Learn more about changing your Google Account name and using a different name on YouTube than your Google Account.

Change your channel description

  1.  In the mobile app, tap your account icon .
  2. Tap My Channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit .
  5. Enter your updated description and tap OK.

If the instructions above don't work, you probably haven't received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. In the mobile app, tap Account .
  2. Tap your channel icon to navigate to your channel.
  3. In the right corner of your channel page, tap Settings .
  4. On the right, tap Edit .
  5. Enter your updated description and tap OK
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