Manage your channel branding

Starting November 1, monetizing creators must turn on 2-Step Verification on the Google Account used for their YouTube channel to access YouTube Studio or YouTube Studio Content Manager. Learn more

Brand your channel's identity by updating your profile picture, channel banner, and video watermark.

Change your profile picture

Use the YouTube iPhone and iPad app to change your profile picture. Your profile picture is the image shown to viewers on your channel, videos, and publicly attributable actions across YouTube.

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your channel.
  3. Tap EDIT CHANNEL, then tap your profile picture.
  4. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  5. Click Save.

Profile picture guidelines

Your profile picture must follow our Community Guidelines and meet the following criteria:

  • JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG file (no animated GIFs).
  • 800 X 800 px image (recommended).
  • Square or round image image 4 MB or smaller.

Use the YouTube iPhone and iPad app to change your banner image.

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Your channel.
  3. Tap EDIT CHANNEL, then tap your banner image on the right. 
  4. You can take a photo or choose a photo to upload.
  5. Click Save.

Banner image guidelines

Your banner image must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum dimension for upload: 2048 x 1152 px with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
  • At the Minimum dimension, the safe area for text and logos: 1235 x 338 px. Larger images may get cropped on certain views or devices.
  • File size: 6 MB or smaller.

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.

Add your video watermark

This setting is available on a computer.

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?
false
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center
true
59
false