how to change your YouTube username

There are so many reasons why you might want to change your YouTube username, whether you have outgrown your current username or simply want a new one.

The process is simple. You can change your YouTube username on your  PC, computer, Android and iOS. Remember that you can only edit your YouTube username 3 times every 90 days, regardless of which device you use.

This article will guide you on how to change your username on youtube and what to expect after you have done so.

How to Change Your Youtube Username

To change your YouTube Username on any device, follow these steps:

  • Go to YouTube and log in with your account.
  • To access your settings, tap the top right corner of your YouTube page.
  • Beside your current username,  click on edit. 
  • Click OK to save your new YouTube username. 

How to change your YouTube Profile Picture

Here’s how to change  your profile image on your phone:

  • 1. Tap your profile photo in the YouTube app.
  • Select Your Channel > Edit Channel from the drop-down menu.
  • To modify your profile photo, tap it and choose an existing photo or snap a new one. Save the file.

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How to Change Your Channel Name 

You may no longer want to use your previous YouTube Channel name. Here is how to change it: 

  • Tap your Profile Image Profile on the YouTube mobile app.
  • Select “Your Channel”.
  • Tap on  Channel Edit.
  • Tap OK after entering your new name to save changes.

Note: You may lose your verification badge on that channel. 

How to set up a YouTube Channel

To set up a channel that you can easily manage with your Google Account, follow these simple steps:

  1. Using your computer or on a mobile device, go to YouTube and sign in.
  2. Create a channel by clicking on your profile image.
  3. Before you proceed, you will need to set up a channel on the platform
  4.  Ensure you cross-check the information provided (Add your Google Account name and photo) and click Create Channel to set up your YouTube channel.

Note: You won’t be able to use youtube or create a channel if you do not have a Google account. Ensure you have a Google account or visit

Tips to boost your YouTube Channel 

Include links in your channel’s description

If you want your YouTube Channel to grow faster, ensure you add links to your channel description.  In your channel’s header, you can include up to five links.

Make your description more appealing

When creating or uploading a post, YouTube provides you with a section on your channel where you may write a little about your business and the YouTube content you post. Since the description is limited to 1,000 characters, you have a little leeway here. Adding important keywords to the first few lines of your post description is an excellent and solid strategy for improving your channel.

Encourage viewers to subscribe  

When viewers ‘subscribe’ to see any new videos that are posted, you know for sure that they are engaged with your channel. For each video you release, ask viewers to subscribe to your channel and keep engaging with your existing subscribers.

Look out for SEO results 

When it comes to SEO, YouTube is absolutely killing things. It is important to boost your YouTube channel with SEO in mind. Although you shouldn’t develop material solely for search engines, however, including product reviews, long films addressing keyword-specific topics, and how-to videos help your channel rank on search engine result pages. 

Upload videos regularly 

One of the best ways to boost your channel and expand your audience is by posting at least one video per week. It will interest you to know that you don’t need a design firm or a major advertising agency to do this. Because today’s smartphones can record high-quality videos, programs like Animoto make video editing simple. Consistency is vital. Try to post at the same time every day or week, and inform your followers when new videos are available. Ensure to make it a weekly schedule. 


YouTube is one of the most well-known and used social media platforms in the world with over 1 billion users. It is one of the best ways for individuals to connect via videos and it covers a wide range of topics beginning from tutorials, how-to videos, movies etc.

It also gives users the leverage to comment, like and share videos on other platforms. Users are also given the opportunity to make money on YouTube via their YouTube channels once they are accepted into the YouTube Partners Program.

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