Create or edit channel art

Channel art shows as a banner at the top of your YouTube page. You can use it to brand your channel's identity and give your page a unique look and feel.

Use the guidelines and examples below to set up your design. Keep in mind that channel art looks different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays. See how channel art displays on different devices.

Add or change channel art

  1. Open the YouTube app and sign in.

  2. Tap the account icon .

  3. Tap your channel icon on the left.
  4. On the right, tap settings .
  5. Tap the camera .
  6. Decide if you want to Take a photo or Choose from your photos. You'll be taken to your device's camera or photo library.
  7. After you select an image, crop it and tap Save.

Image tips & guidelines 

Get images for channel art

Use saved images

  • Upload an image or photo: You can use an image saved on your computer or mobile device or in Google Photos.
  • Use the YouTube Photo Library: Just select the Gallery tab when asked to upload an image (on a computer only).

Image size & file guidelines

Channel art looks different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays — larger images may be cropped. For the best results on all devices, we recommend uploading one 2560 x 1440 px image.

  • Minimum dimension for upload: 2048 x 1152 px.
  • Minimum safe area for text and logos: 1546 x 423 px. Larger images may get cropped on certain views or devices.
  • Maximum width: 2560 x 423 px. This means that the "safe area" is always visible regardless of screen size. The areas to each side of the channel art are visible or cropped depending on browser size.
  • File size: 6MB or smaller.

If you're not sure about the width and height of an image, download our Channel Art Templates to see how images show on different devices.

How to resize images

You can use your computer's image editor or an online image resizer to resize the images. For example, you can use Preview on an Apple computer or Microsoft Photos on Windows.


I'm not able to save my banner. What do I do?

Too many images

If you are unable to save your banner, it may be because your YouTube Channel Art album has too many images. To save your banner:

  1. Go to

  2. Go to your YouTube Channel Art album.
  3. Remove some images from that album.
  4. Repeat the steps to save your banner.

Third party cookies

You may receive an error that says, "The feature you requested is currently unavailable. Please try again later." This could be due to third party cookies. To block them:

  1. Go to your browser's settings.
  2. Change the settings to unblock third party cookies.

For more information, go to your browser's help center.

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