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 your YouTube account.
  2. In the left menu, select 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 the edit icon edit. Then, click the icon and select Edit channel art.
  4. Upload an image from your computer or saved photos.
  5. You'll see a preview of how the art will appear across different devices. To make changes, select Adjust the crop.
  6. Click Select.

Get images for channel art

You can upload an image from your computer, from your account's saved photos, or from the YouTube photo library. To choose an image from the YouTube photo library, just select the Gallery tab when asked to upload an image.

Image guidelines for channel art

Channel art may look different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays. For the best results on all devices, we recommend uploading a single 2560 x 1440 px image.

  • Minimum width: 2048 X 1152 px. This is the "safe area," where text and logos are guaranteed not to be cut off when displayed on different devices.
  • Maximum width: 2560 X 423 px. This means that the "safe area" is always visible; the areas to each side of the channel art are visible depending on the viewer’s browser size.
  • File size: 4MB or smaller recommended.

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. You can use your computer's image editor or find one online to resize the images. 

Click below to see how images display on different devices.


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.

This is what channel art looks like at minimum width on a computer screen:


Maximum width

This is what channel art looks like at maximum width on a computer screen:

Android devices

On Android, the safe area is scaled down to the width of the mobile screen, which varies by device. On tablets, a slightly wider slice of the image is used (the aspect ratio is 1855 x 423 px.)

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:

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:


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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