How to change your Youtube Name

If you think that your YouTube channel’s name that you made for the first time is the main culprit behind the inability to reach the subscriber milestone then you are on the right platform. In this tutorial will allow you to change the name of your YouTube name in few simple steps. 

Before moving further you must keep in mind that this tutorial is about changing the name of your channel which appears when people visit the main page of your channel. It is not about changing the URL and if you are looking for changing the URL you can create custom one of you are eligible. 

Changing your YouTube name: If you have a Brand Account

If your YouTube account is a Brand Account you can modify your YouTube name without changing the name on your other Google Account services like Gmail. You can check if your YouTube account is a Brand Account by simply logging into your Google Account and visiting the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account settings. If your YouTube account is Brand Account then its current name will be listed on that page under the section Your Brand Accounts.

1st of all you are required to visit YouTube site and log in to your account. 

In the next step you need to click on your profile picture icon located on the top right corner of the website. 

Now select the Settings on the drop-down menu.

Now click on Edit on Google from the YouTube Account settings screen. This will load the About Me page of your account. 

Now in the pop up square shaped window you need to edit your YouTube name in text box underneath Name.

Now click OK in order to save the changes you have made. 

Changing the YouTube name if you have got a standard, non-branded account

You can also change your YouTube name on your standard and non0branded YouTube account but it will also change the name of all other Google services like Gmail. This is because you are modifying the name which is associated with your Google account. If you have got a Brand account you need to follow these steps

First of all sign into your YouTube account. In order to do so click on the Sign In button located at the top right corner of the YouTube homepage. Once click you need to input your credentials.

Now you are required to click on the profile picture which is also located on the top right corner and then select Settings on the drop-down menu.

Now you need to select Edit on Google link under the Your YouTube Channel section in order to change your name. 

In the next screen that will appear you need to change your First Name and Last Name to the ones you need your channel to be known as. After this click on Save button in order to finish. 

You can also use nickname and for that you are required to follow these simple steps.

First of all go to the Name screen and click the back arrow icon to the left of the word Name.

Now you will see that the bottom text field will change to Nickname. Now you need to click on the pencil icon which is located to the its right hand side.

Now on the next screen you are required to enter the nickname you want to use.

In the next step click on Save button to complete the process.

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