Get a custom channel URL

If eligible, you can give fans an easy-to-remember web address, called a custom URL, for your YouTube channel. This will look like youtube.com/yourcustomname or youtube.com/c/yourcustomname.

You can choose a custom URL based on your display name, your YouTube username, any current vanity URLs that you have or the name of your linked website (all subject to availability). 

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

Note: You can't edit a custom URL. To claim a new custom URL, delete your existing custom URL. Once removed, a custom URL is free to be claimed by another creator. In general, a YouTube channel may only have one custom URL. Custom URLs can't be transferred between different channels.

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 photo as a channel icon
  • Have uploaded channel art

Set up a custom URL for your channel

If you're eligible for a custom URL, you'll see a notice in your advanced account settings, receive an email notification and may see a notification in your Creator Studio dashboard.

Before you start: Keep in mind that you can't edit a custom URL once it has been created.

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your advanced account settings by clicking your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and then Settings Settings and then Advanced settings.
  3. Under 'Channel settings', select the link next to You're eligible for a custom URL. You'll only see this link if your channel is eligible.
  4. In the 'Get a custom URL' box, you'll see the custom URL(s) for which you've been approved. You can't change the part in the grey box, but you may need to add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you.
  5. Carefully read and understand the 'Custom URL Terms of Use' and select the box to agree to them, then click Change URL.
  6. Once a custom URL has been approved, you can't request to change it, so make sure that this is the custom URL that you want before clicking Confirm choice.

Once you have a custom URL, your audience can reach your channel by using that custom URL (e.g. youtube.com/yourcustomname, which will take viewers to your channel homepage).

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 and go to your 'About me' page.  
  2. Select the account with your YouTube channel in the top-right hand corner. You may have to click All of your Brand Accounts if your account is not in the list. 
  3. Find your current custom URL under 'Sites' and click Edit .
  4. Next to the URL that you want to remove, click X.
  5. Click OK.

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 be deactivated.

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