Translate your own channel, playlists & sections

You can add translations for your channel, playlists and sections. This helps make your videos more accessible to fans outside of your home country so you can build a global audience.

Important: You can only make changes to your channel after you've set your language on YouTube to the original language you used for your translations. You'll see a notification if you try to make changes in a different language.

Also, when you update your channel name, it will not be shown in all languages unless you add it to the translation for each language. You can turn off channel translations if you want to be able to edit your channel in any language or update your channel name in all languages at once.

Translate channel & sections

In your Google Account
  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Select your profile picture and then Your Channel.
  3. Select Customize channel, then, next to your channel name, click Settings Settings and then Translating channel info.
  4. Click the box under Original language to set the channel’s language.
  5. Under Translate into, select or add the language you want to add your translated channel name to.
  6. Enter the translated channel name and click Save.
  7. At the bottom of the screen, you can set the translated titles for your Sections.
API submission

To access the API instructions, go to the Google Developers site and use the relevant localized properties.

Note: If you don't have access to this site, contact support to be added.

Translate playlists

Note: If you’re in YouTube Studio, select Creator Studio Classic in the left menu to follow these steps.
In your Google Account
  1. Make sure you're signed in, and go to your playlists.
  2. Next to a playlist, click Edit.
  3. Next to your name, click Edit.
  4. From the top right, click More   and then Translate Playlist Info.
  5. To set the playlist’s language, click the box under "Original language."
  6. Under "Translate into," select or add the language you want to add your translated title and description in.
  7. Enter the translated title and description, then click Save.
API submission

To access the API instructions, go to the Google Developers site and use the relevant localized properties.

Note: If you don't have access to this site, contact support to be added.

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