You can manage your channel settings in YouTube Studio. Change everything from your country/region to your channel's visibility.
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- From the left menu, select Settings .
- From the left menu, select Channel.
- Set the channel settings and select Save.
Advanced channel settings
Set your channel's audience
Google Ads account linking
You can use a shortened version of your custom URL to redirect your audience to another channel. In the Redirect URL field, enter the URL of the website that your redirect URL should lead to.
For example, if your URL is
www.youtube.com/c/YouTubeCreators, you can have your shortened URL (
www.youtube.com/YouTubeCreators) send viewers to the YouTube Nation channel by entering
www.youtube.com/channel/UCUD4yDVyM54QpfqGJX4S7ng in the Redirect URL field.
You can redirect people who are visiting your channel to another channel based on their language, location, age, or gender.
For each row, you can add a rule to set the conditional redirect. Rules are matched from top to bottom and the first rule that matches a user is applied. Here are the rules you can apply:
- Language and location: Specified by full or partial locales (
en_us, en_, or _us).
- Ages: Specified by a comparison (
<, <=, >, >=) and a number.
- Gender: Specified with
- Destination: Either a channel name or
_block. Users that match the
_blockdestination will be redirected to
Example conditional redirects
|Example redirect||Redirect result|
||Keeps all English speakers on this channel.|
||Keeps all users on this channel.|
||Blocks all users who are in the United States and under the age of 21 from visiting this channel.|
||Keeps all users who are in the United states, 21 years old or older, and female on this channel and blocks all other users.|
You can temporarily make your channel hidden by selecting this option. Your videos, playlists, and channel details will no longer be visible to viewers.
As a channel owner, you can still see:
- Your channel page
- Your channel art and icon
- Your videos and playlists
- Your comments and analytics
- Your community posts
You can make your channel visible again anytime and your content will be public to viewers.
Note: Channel visibility is available to partners and advertisers who have this feature turned on by their partner manager or sales representative.
You can manage your presence on YouTube and permanently remove your content with these settings.
If you're the channel's manager, you can associate your official website with the YouTube Channel. This lets you incorporate signals from your website's Page Rank on www.google.com into YouTube’s search algorithm.
- Enter the URL in the Associated website field.
- Click Add.
- Confirm the association in Google Search Console by following the instructions on how to choose a verification method.