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Hi everyone! You’ve let us know that you’d like to keep your YouTube name separate from your Google account name -- that's why, I’m really excited to announce that you can now change your YouTube channel name and profile picture to be more reflective of the content you create, without updating the name/picture associated with your Google account! Note: this is rolling out to all channels over the coming days so if you're not able to do it quite yet, stay tuned as you will be able to very soon! Check out this video for more details.

As a reminder, our Community Guidelines apply to all types of content on YouTube, including your channel name and profile picture.

Important note to creators with a verification badge: If you change your YouTube channel name, you will lose your verification badge and need to reapply (It may take several weeks for your channel to be re-verified). Why? When someone changes their channel name, we need to re-check that the channel still represents the real creator, brand, or entity it claims to be. More on eligibility here

Note: there will be no impact to your custom URL or Official Channel Music Note if you change your name.



Check out the FAQs below and feel free to leave any additional questions or feedback in the comments.

Q: How do I know if I have a YouTube channel?
Your channel is your public presence on YouTube from which you can upload videos, leave comments, make playlists, and more.

Q: How do I change my channel name/profile picture?
You can change your channel name and/or picture by going to your profile picture in the top right corner and tapping on ‘Your channel.’ Full instructions here.

Note: When you change your YouTube channel name, it will change across old comments, posts, etc. It may take a few days for your updated name to display across YouTube.

Q: What is the criteria for uploading a new profile picture?
  • It will need to be a JPEG, GIF, BMP, or PNG file -- it cannot be an animated gif. 
  • Our recommended image size would be 800 x 800 pixels (minimum of 98 x 98 pixels)
  • The maximum file size is 4 megabytes.

Q: What’s the difference between my Google name and YouTube channel name? 
Up until today, these two were the same. If you changed your name on YouTube, it would update on your Google account (across all Google services) and vice versa.

Moving forward, you can make changes to your Google account name and picture here (with no changes made to your YouTube channel name).

If you change your YouTube channel name and profile picture, it will only be visible on YouTube now. Note: all your activity will still be stored to your Google account. Your Google Account is always your primary account; the YouTube name is only your public persona on YouTube.

Q: Are there rules on what a name can or can't be?
Channel names and profile pictures that harm our users, our community, our employees, or our ecosystem are not allowed on YouTube. If you choose a name or profile picture that violates our Community Guidelines, your channel may receive a strike, or in more serious cases, be terminated.

If you come across a channel name that you believe violates YouTube’s policies, you can report it by following these steps.

We look forward to seeing your creativity come out in channel names and profile pictures. Stay tuned for more exciting updates over the coming months! 

- Sarah, TeamYouTube
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Let you know? We have said this since you forced the Google+ on us many years ago, to the point a lot of us gave false names on the plus pages so as not to change our channel names. Does that mean in around 10 years you will realise the mistake of the "right to monetise" change you made recently? If so atleast we can put an expirey date on that atrocious change.

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