Mention channels in video titles & descriptions

To create mentions or get mentioned by others, you must have more than 500 subscribers.

Mentions let you include the name of another channel in your video’s title or description. When you mention another channel, they’ll get a notification in their inbox – learn more.

Note that a video that mentions your channel may show up to your fans as a recommendation, but the presence of your channel in that video doesn’t increase the likelihood of it appearing to your fans.

Mention another creator

To add a mention when you’re creating or editing the video title or description: 

  1. Type the "@" symbol followed by a channel name.
  2. Choose the channel name from a recommended list.

You can mention as many creators as you want as long as their names fit within the character limit.

When viewers tap a mention, a creator info panel will enter from the bottom of the screen. This panel will share info about the channel, including a description and their latest videos.

Find mentions of your channel

  1. Open the YouTube app .
  2. Tap the Notification bell  at the top of your screen.
  3. Choose the Mentions tab.

Change mention notifications

Not every mention triggers a notification. Important ones, like when a creator with a similar number of subscribers mentions you, will notify you.

For more on managing notifications, check out Manage YouTube notifications.

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