Perhaps the personal YouTube name you made when you were 14 isnâ€™t cutting it anymore (Iâ€™m looking at you, SoccerLuvr4444). Or maybe youâ€™re striving to create a new brand identity, and youâ€™d like a new YouTube name to reflect that.
Whatever the reason, changing your name on YouTube is an easy three-step process. Before we jump in, itâ€™s important to note that this guide will show you how to change the name displayed on your YouTube channel, and the one seen when you comment on peopleâ€™s videos — these steps wonâ€™t change your YouTube accountâ€™s actual URL.
Also important to mention, changing your YouTube name will change your Google account name, as well. If youâ€™re hoping to create a harmonious brand identity across your YouTube account, email, and website, this might be a good thing.
However, if you only want to change your YouTube name, but donâ€™t want to affect your entire Google account, youâ€™ll need to link your YouTube account to a separate Brand Account — hereâ€™s a tutorial for how to do that.
Now, letâ€™s dive into the three easy steps you need to take to change your YouTube name.
1. When youâ€™re signed into YouTube, click on your user icon in the top right (I put a red rectangle around mine in the screenshot below). Then, click â€œSettingsâ€�.
2. In your Account Settings, click the â€œEdit on Googleâ€� link.
3. Here, you can change your First and Last name — for instance, I deleted my last name and replaced it with â€œConsultingâ€�. Itâ€™s important to note this will change your name on all Google accounts. When youâ€™re done, click â€œOKâ€�.
4. Now, my official YouTube name is â€œCaroline Consultingâ€�. When I comment on a post, thatâ€™s the name thatâ€™ll show up, and when someone searches for my channel, theyâ€™ll need to search Caroline Consulting.
And thatâ€™s it — youâ€™ve changed your name. Remember, â€œfirstâ€� and â€œlastâ€� refers to your first and last name, but you can certainly take creative liberties with those categories, as I did.
The only real challenge with the easiness of changing your YouTube name is the subsequent temptation to change it all the time (at least, thatâ€™s how it felt to me).
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