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How to change your YouTube account name in 5 simple steps

Steven John , Business Insider US
 Oct 23, 2019, 03:53 PM
  • To change your YouTube name, you'll need to go through your YouTube settings menu.
  • You can change your YouTube account name a maximum of three times in a 90-day period, so be sure you know what you'd like your new name to be before saving it.
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Are you still using a YouTube name that you chose back in high school and that's decidedly embarrassing here in adulthood? Or have your interests changed and you now post and view different types of media that doesn't fit the feel of your current YouTube name?

No problem, just change that YouTube name and get on your way. YouTube makes it easy to change your username, and the process takes less than a minute.

Just note that you can only change your YouTube name three times in a 90-day period, so be certain about the change before you go through with it.

How to change your YouTube name

1. Go to YouTube and make sure you're signed into your account.

2. Click on your account icon in the top right corner of the screen (it will be an image you chose or a circle with a letter in it).

3. Hit "Settings" on the dropdown menu that appears.

Choose Settings in the drop down menu on the right.
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4. On the next page, you will see your current YouTube name; click the words "Edit on Google" beside your name.

Click "Edit on Google" next to your profile.
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5. Replace your current name with your chosen new name, then click "OK."

Type your new YouTube name.
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And that's it, you now have a new YouTube username. Your new Youtube name will appear on your YouTube channel, any videos you post on the platform, and on any comments you make on other videos.

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