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 it follows our Community Guidelines. After changing your name, it may take a few days for the new name to update and display across YouTube. You can make changes to your Google account name and picture here (with no changes made to your YouTube channel name).

Note: You can change your channel name twice within a 14-day period. Changing your name will remove your verification badge. Learn more.

ImportantChanging your name will remove your verification badge. Learn more.

 YouTube iPhone and iPad app

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

YouTube Studio app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Tap your profile picture "".
  2. Tap Edit channel profile.
  3. Next to your name or description, tap Edit "".
  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 iPhone and iPad app

  1. Tap your profile picture "".
  2. Tap Your Channel.
  3. Tap Edit Channel "".
  4. Under the Handle section, find your handle.
  5. To change your handle, tap Edit ""to the right.
  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 iPhone and iPad

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

 

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