Customise YouTube channel layout

You can customise the layout of your YouTube channel so that viewers can view your channel trailer, featured video and featured sections when they get to your channel homepage.

Create a channel trailer for people who haven't subscribed 

Your channel trailer offers a preview of your channel so that viewers can learn more and subscribe. By default, ads won't be shown on your channel trailer, unless your video contains third-party claimed content. If the viewer is already subscribed to your channel, they'll view your featured video.
  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Customisation and then Layout.
  3. Under Video spotlight, click ADD and select a video for your channel trailer.
  4. Click Publish.

Featured video for returning subscribers 

You can highlight your video or any video on YouTube for returning subscribers to watch when they go to your channel homepage.
  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Customisation and then Layout.
  3. Under Video spotlight, click ADD and select a video to feature.
  4. Click Publish.

Featured sections

You can customise the layout of your channel homepage with up to 12 sections. Your layout will default to display four pre-populated sections: Short videos, Uploads, Created playlists and Subscriptions that you've made public.
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Create a section

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Customisation and then Layout.
  3. At the bottom, click ADD SECTION.
  4. Scroll to select your content.
    1. Videos: Choose to highlight your uploads, popular uploads, short videos, live now, past live streams and upcoming live streams.
    2. Playlists: Choose to highlight single, created and many playlists.
    3. Channels: Choose to highlight subscriptions and featured channels.
  5. Click Publish.

Edit a section

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Customisation and then Layout.
  3. Hover over the section that you want to edit and click Options  and then Edit section contents pencil.
  4. In the edit screen, change the content of the section.
  5. Click Publish.

Reorder sections on your channel

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Customisation and then Layout.
  3. Click the vertical bar on the section that you want to move, then drag and drop to reorder.
  4. Click Publish.
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