Create or edit channel art

You can use channel art to brand your channel's identity and give your page a unique look and feel. Your channel art is used on all platforms where viewers can see your channel, but may look different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays.

Add or change your channel art

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. In the Guide, click My Channel.
  3. Near the top of the screen, click Add channel art. If your channel already has channel art, just hover your mouse on the existing banner until you see Edit edit. Then, click the icon and select Edit channel art.
  4. Upload your image from your computer or saved photos, or click Gallery to use one from our photo library.
  5. You'll see a preview of how the art will appear across different devices. To make changes, click Adjust the crop.
  6. Click Select.

Image size guidelines

For the best results on all devices, we recommend uploading a single 2560 x 1440 px image that's been optimized to fit this template:

You can download our Channel Art Templates to make sure your banners always look good.

Note: To accommodate retina displays, all pixel dimensions have more than doubled from what you would measure on normal monitors. On non-retina displays the image will be scaled to less than half the size with the same aspect ratios.

Channel art on different devices

Your channel art may look different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays. There's a safe area, in which text and logos are guaranteed not to be cut off (1546 x 423 px centered on the image).

Click below to learn the details about image sizes and display.

On a computer

On a computer, channels have a flexible width. This means that the site will scale to reveal more or less channel art based on your browser windows.

  • Minimum width: The minimum width for channel art is 1546 X 423 px. Here's an example of channel art at minimum width on desktop:
  • Maximum width: Maximum width for channel art is 2560 X 423 px. This means that the safe area is always visible and the areas to each side — the flexible area (507 px to each side of the safe area, shown with green arrows in the image above) — might be visible depending on the viewer’s browser size. Here's an example of channel art at maximum width on desktop:
On Android devices

On Android, the safe area is scaled down to the width of the mobile screen.

Note: The channel icon appears in a circular window and overlaps with a small portion of the channel art in the bottom left corner. The color of the action bar is based on the prominent colors present in your channel art.

Here's an example of channel art on an Android phone:

Android tablets

On tablets, a slightly wider slice of the image is used. The aspect ratio is 1855 px by 423 px.

iOS devices

On iOS, devices, the safe area is scaled down to the width of the mobile screen (which varies by device).

Here's an example of channel art on an iPod device:

TV

On a TV display, the whole image is displayed as channel art. The aspect ratio is 16:9 (i.e. 2560 x 1440 px).

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