Channel URL (ID-based)
This example is a standard URL that YouTube channels use. It uses your unique channel ID, which is the sequence of numbers and letters at the end of the URL.
Find your handle URL
To find your channel's handle URL:
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- From the left menu, select Customisation Basic info.
- Under Handle, you can view your handle URL.
A handle URL is created automatically whenever you choose or change your handle as a channel owner. The end of the URL starts with an '@' symbol and includes your chosen handle. Any custom URLs that you may already have will continue to work.
Learn more about viewing or changing your handle.
New custom URLs can no longer be set up or changed. Any custom URLs that you may already have will continue to work. All legacy URLs now redirect users to your new channel URL that is based on your handle.
Legacy username URL
Depending on when your channel was created, it may have a username. Usernames are no longer required for channels today, but you can still use this URL to direct viewers to your channel. This also includes if your channel name has changed since you chose your username. Existing usernames can't be changed.