How to change your Youtube channel name – complete guideline

In this article, we’re going to show you how to change your Youtube channel name and it’s very simple. You probably can do it by yourself but anyway here it is. 

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Follow these steps to change your Youtube channel name

On your Youtube homepage, click on your Profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select Settings.

Next, you will see your Youtube channel icon (profile picture) and name. Click on Edit on Google and there’s going to be a pop-up being displayed then change the current name to the new one you want. 

Once you’ve saved the changes, that should update your Youtube channel name. 

Some notes on changing Youtube channel name

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Some notes on changing Youtube channel name

There are dozens of searched questions on Google about how to name a Youtube channel in the most impressive way. But before you come up with any name, please note that it must comply with Youtube’s terms of service.

  • You should avoid naming identical to the previous YouTube channels, you can check to see if the names you plan to put on have not been placed by anyone.
  • Besides, avoid stereotyped names that have followed the previous path, or those that may cause controversy. It’s best to look for creative names to impress viewers.
  • Absolutely not name the channel like the popular YouTube’s, because it will make your channel less noticeable.
  • Do not add symbols or numbers. A good YouTube name should be easy to find. Don’t confuse your channel name with too many underscores or numbers. Viewers may hear a glimpse of your channel’s name and try to search, but your channel gets missed just because they forgot to add the symbol to your keyword when searching.

On top of that, make sure to think of a community-oriented name in order to ensure a better visibility on Youtube platforms. You can do that based on the content you make and your targeted audiences.

In addition, A name that is short, concise and easy to remember is always appreciated and searchable. 

Beautiful YouTube channel names should avoid names that are offensive, vulgar, violent or sensitive, as that will affect the quality of your YouTube channel. You can also choose for yourself a funny name but should avoid profanity.

The perks of creating a Youtube brand account

So back to the changing name process, you probably noticed that you need to change your name on Google in order to change your Youtube channel name. 

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Youtube Brand Account

We know it’s confusing because you can create multiple Youtube channels with just only one Google account, and the fact that changing name on Youtube while you have to edit your Google profile is a bit troublesome.

Well, it happens, since you’re using a personal Youtube account. If you find this is a bit of a hassle, you might consider creating a brand account right now.

If your YouTube channel is connected to your personal Google account, you can switch channels to be connected to either a new Brand account or an existing Brand account.

This will allow you to have a different Youtube channel name from your Google account and you still can manage the Youtube channel from your Google account. You can also add multiple managers to the channel.

In addition, note that you can only switch channels to Brand accounts owned by Google. 

So to change the name, follow these steps: 

Switch channel to an existing Brand Account

  • Sign in to your YouTube channel. If the channel is connected to a Brand account, sign in with the owner of the Brand account.
  • Go to your Advanced settings. You can get access to this section by clicking your account icon in the top right -> Settings or next to the name information on the dashboard.
  • Under “Account Information“, click the Switch channel to Brand account
  • You’ll be asked to enter your password, so fill it in and you’ll see information of the page currently connected to the channel.
  • Tap on Choose desired account to see the list of options available for your account.
  • Check how your channel name appears after switching, then click Switch channel.

Switch your YouTube channel to a new Brand Account

  • Sign in to YouTube on your computer then go to the Channel list
  • Click Create new channel.
  • Fill in the details for naming your Brand account and verifying your account then click on Done. This will create your new Brand account.
  • Use the account switcher on the top right to sign in to your personal YouTube channel (the channel you want to switch to Brand account).
  • Go to your Advanced settings. You can access this section by clicking your account icon in the top right-> Settings or next to the name information on the dashboard.
  • Under “Account Information“, select the Switch channel to Brand account.
  • You’ll be asked to enter your password, so fill it in and you’ll see information of the page currently connected to the channel.
  • Click Choose desired account and choose Brand account from the list.
  • In the “YouTube channel available” box, choose Delete channel.
  • Check how your channel name appears after switching, then tap on Switch channel

In a nutshell

In fact, not only changing the name, there are many other benefits to create a Brand account as your Youtube channel. Having a brand account allows you to add other people to your Youtube channel.

In other words, if you’re a part of a brand or larger channel, you are going to need other people to help you along the way. 

This account is very advantageous when your Youtube channel has a significant growth and you need more people to help you manage it as well. Big brands that create a Youtube channel for their promotion campaign often use Brand accounts to easily manage and access some of the features that Youtube only supports brands to promote products.

So to say, a brand account is very ideal and if you have any problems while trying to create one, sign up for AudienceGain so we will help you tackle that right away, as well as offer you other effective tactics to take your Youtube channel to another level. 

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