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 or

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 capitalisation and accents you like. For example, both andómNámé 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 an 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 and get an email notification. You may also get a notification in your Channel dashboard.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Customisation 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 and claim a new one

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

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Customisation 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 that you want to delete your URL. 

If you're eligible, you can claim a new custom URL straight away using the steps above. It may take a couple of days for the previous URL to be deactivated. If you have questions about a custom YouTube URL, get in touch with YouTube Creator Support team.

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