Get a custom channel URL

A custom URL is an easy-to-remember channel URL that you can share with your audience. Your custom URL will display as youtube.com/yourcustomname or youtube.com/c/yourcustomname.

You can choose an available custom URL based on:

  • Display name
  • YouTube username
  • Current vanity URLs
  • Linked website name

When sharing your custom URL, you can use whatever capitalization and accents you'd like. For example, both youtube.com/c/yourcustomname and youtube.com/c/YourCustómNámé would send viewers to the same channel.

Custom URL eligibility

To create a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to:

  • Have 100 or more subscribers.
  • Be at least 30 days old.
  • Have an uploaded profile picture.
  • Have uploaded banner image.

Note: We reserve the right to change, reclaim, or remove custom URLs at any time. For example, we may reclaim a custom URL that was associated with a deleted Google account.

Set up a custom URL for your channel

If you're eligible for a custom URL, you'll see a notice in your basic info setting, get an email notification, and may see a notification in your Channel dashboard.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left Menu, select Customization and then Basic info.
  3. Under Channel URL, click Set a custom URL for your channel
  4. In the box, you'll see your custom URL. You can add extra letters or numbers to make your custom URL unique.
  5. Click PUBLISH, then Click CONFIRM to confirm your custom URL.

 Note: Once a custom URL has been set up, you can't change it or transfer the URL to someone else.

Remove custom URL & claim a new one

You can remove a custom URL for your channel up to 3 times per year.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left Menu, select Customization and then Basic info.
  3. Under your current custom URL, click DELETE
  4. Under About, click your custom URL. 
  5. Click Remove, then click Remove again to confirm you want to delete your URL. 

If you're eligible, you can claim a new custom URL right away using the steps above. It may take a couple of days for the previous URL to deactivate. If you have questions about a custom YouTube URL, contact the YouTube Creator Support team.

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