Customize the Creator Dashboard

Your Dashboard can be customized from your computer to give you a personalized view of what's relevant and interesting to you. You can select which widgets appear on the page, and, in some cases, customize what shows up in each widget type. Make use of the different options to customize and make your Dashboard unique and useful to your needs.

Note: The Creator Dashboard is currently only available in English in YouTube Studio. You cannot customize the Dashboard in YouTube Studio. You can dismiss some types of content that are not interesting to you, or we may remove some content for you if you’ve already seen it. 

Adjust the widgets

To move or remove a widget, simply hover over the top area of the widget where the name of the widget appears. You'll see two icons appear on the right side of the title.

Your mouse cursor will turn to a grabber icon when moved over the grid of squares that indicate you can grab and move the widget. Hold down on your left mouse button, and you'll have control over the widget's placement. Drag the widget to where you'd like it on the page. Other widgets will move automatically to adjust to your new placement.

Customize your widget content

To customize the content of a widget, click on the gear button to access the widget menu.

Only Comments and Videos widgets are customizable. The Comments widget can be set to display different numbers of comments. The Videos widget can be customized for quantity, title, and more.

  • Title: Set your widget title by typing your preferred title in the field at the top. In the above example, we've replaced "Videos" with "Public videos."

  • Number of items: Choose how many videos you want the widget to contain - it can display a maximum of 20 videos.

  • Video filters: To specify what content you want in this widget, make use of video filters. The default filters allow you to filter by privacy - select the "custom" filter and use the advanced search parameters to customize by video metadata like title, description, upload date, length, and more.

In this example, we've created a custom widget for videos with the word "webcam" in the title by selecting a custom filter and entering "title:webcam" into the custom filter field. We also set the number of videos shown to only be three.


Removing a widget

To remove a widget from your dashboard, hover over the top area of the widget where the name of the widget appears. If the widget can be removed from your dashboard you will see an "x" in the upper right corner which you may select to remove the widget.

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