How to Change YouTube Channel Name

Vishal Yadav

YouTube has finally made it possible for creators to change their channel’s name without changing the name associated with their Google account. Going forward, you can easily change your YouTube channel’s name without worrying about the name you’ve used in your Google account. In this article, we will show you how to change the name of your YouTube channel on desktop and mobile (Android and iOS) with ease.

Change YouTube Channel Name without Changing Google Account Name (Updated April 2021)

YouTube says the ability to seamlessly rename a YouTube channel was a top request from creators. Before you go ahead and change your channel’s name, you should keep in mind that you’ll lose your verification badge when you rename the account. However, you can always reapply for verification to get the badge back. Moreover, this change doesn’t affect the custom URLs and musical notes icon for artist channels.

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Change YouTube Channel Name on Desktop

To change your channel’s name from the desktop website, follow these steps:

1. Open YouTube Studio, navigate to the ‘Customization’ section from the left panel and switch to the ‘Basic Info’ tab.

youtube basic info

2. In the Basic Info tab, enter the new name of your YouTube account and click on ‘Publish’ to save the changes.

add new name and publish

Change YouTube Channel Name on Mobile

Similarly, to change your channel name on Android or iOS, follow these steps on your mobile:

1. Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile picture at the top-right corner to access the list of options. From here, tap ‘Your channel.’

open channel settings

2. When your channel’s page opens, tap on ‘Edit Channel’. Press the pencil icon next to your channel name on the next page, enter the new name, and then hit ‘OK’ to save the changes.

edit channel name and save

Rename Your YouTube Channel with Ease

So, that’s how you change your YouTube account’s name without making changes to your Google account. Do not forget to share this article with your creator friends who are planning to change their channel’s name in the foreseeable future. In addition, if you are a budding creator, make sure you hop onto the YouTube Shorts hype train and put some of these YouTube Shorts tips and tricks to good use.


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