How To Change Your Name On YouTube?

Remember those days where we used to keep cute and quirky names for Google Account and other handles such as YouTube.

It is quite common to have a thought of changing your name on YouTube and other handles when you are actively making videos, vlogging or even creating content online.

Apart from it, some people like changing their name for fun or other personal reasons.

While it is easy to do it, one should know the procedure of changing the name step-wise so that you can complete the process in no-time and also help your friends if they are also struggling to change their name on YouTube.

Step 1: Make Sure That You Are Logged Into Your YouTube Account.

So if you have not noticed it yet, the name on your YouTube account is the same that appears for your Google account. The first step is to log in to your Google account or YouTube one.

Once you sign in, you will see your YouTube profile picture and if you are already logged in you can skip this step and start the procedure from the second step.

Step 2: Now Go To The “Settings” Section Of Your YouTube Account

After you log in to your YouTube account, you will find a drop-down menu on the YouTube icon of your account.

In this drop-down menu, you will find the option of “Settings” in the list. Select this option and then follow the further steps.


Step 3: Click On The Option Of “Edit On Google.”

In the Settings section, go to the menu of the account and there you will come across the name that you are currently using on your YouTube account.

Now, this is the name that you want to change and for doing that, click on the “Edit on Google” option given to the next of your current name. The option of editing the name is given as hyperlink text to the name of your channel name.

It should be noted that as all your accounts such as Gmail, YouTube and Google are interlinked, changing the name on YouTube will also change the name on other Google mediums you use.

Step 4: Update The New Name

After you click on the option to edit your name, you can type the name of your choice under the “My Name” section.

Also, refer to guidelines for keeping a name for your channel as YouTube follows a set of guidelines for comments and other features to maintain the community.

You can also use the section of First name and Last Name if the name you are using is too long to fit in the first name section.

Step 5: Finalize Your YouTube Name And You Are Done.

Now that you have changed the name click on the “OK” button and then there will be a question for if you are sure that you want to change your account name.

For finalizing, it, go ahead and click the “Change Name” button and that is it, you are done! You have now successfully changed your YouTube account name.

Closing Thoughts

I hope this above-stated procedure helps you to change your YouTube account name. Also, it should be kept in mind that sometimes it might take some time to update your account name.

So you can refresh and see if there is a change in the name. And remember this that you can change the name of your YouTube account or channel only thrice every 90 days.

Make sure you select a name that represents your channel or account well and for classic, you can go for your real name too!



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