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How to Setup Your YouTube Channel Name

Discussion in 'Getting Started on YouTube' started by GameOverViper, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. GameOverViper

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    As of December 2014, YouTube now requires you to have 500 Subscribers before becoming eligible for a custom channel URL.

    YouTube recently has changed how new accounts make custom URL's for a channel. You can find the requirements and instructions below on how to now change a username on a new channel.

    Eligibility requirements
    To get a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to be in good standing and meet a few other requirements:
    • 500 or more subscribers
    • Channels is at least 30 days old
    • Channel has uploaded a photo for the channel icon
    • Channel has uploaded channel art

    You can also qualify for a custom URL by linking and verifying your official webpage with your channel or +Page.

    Get a Custom URL for your channel
    Once you've qualified for a custom URL, you'll receive an email notification and a notification on your Creator Studio dashboard. To get your custom URL:

    1. Sign in to YouTube and navigate to the Creator Studio.
    2. Look for your Get a new custom URL notification and click in the included link
    3. You'll be redirected to claim a custom URL.
    4. You'll see the custom URL(s) you've been approved for. These cannot be changed. You may also need to add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you.
    5. Click the box next to I agree to the Terms of Service then click Change URL in the bottom left corner.
    6. This URL will be linked to both your YouTube channel and your Google+ identity. Once your URL has been approved, you cannot request to change it. When you're certain, click Confirm choice.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015

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