How to Setup Your YouTube Channel Name

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

  1. GameOverViper

    GameOverViper Administrator Staff Member Damn Admin

    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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