How to Change Your YouTube Name

Perhaps the personal YouTube name you made when you were 14 isn’t cutting it anymore (I’m looking at you, SoccerLuvr4444). Before we jump in, it’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 people’s videos -- these steps won’t change your YouTube account’s actual URL. Also important to mention, changing your YouTube name will change your Google account name, as well. However, if you only want to change your YouTube name, but don’t want to affect your entire Google account, you’ll need to link your YouTube account to a separate Brand Account -- here’s a tutorial for how to do that. Now, let’s dive into the three easy steps you need to take to change your YouTube name. How to Change Your YouTube Name 1. Then, click “Settings”. In your Account Settings, click the “Edit on Google” link. When you’re done, click “OK”. Remember, “first” and “last” refers to your first and last name, but you can certainly take creative liberties with those categories, as I did.

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Perhaps the personal YouTube name you made when you were 14 isn’t cutting it anymore (I’m looking at you, SoccerLuvr4444). Or maybe you’re striving to create a new brand identity, and you’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, it’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 people’s videos — these steps won’t change your YouTube account’s actual URL.

Also important to mention, changing your YouTube name will change your Google account name, as well. If you’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 don’t want to affect your entire Google account, you’ll need…

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