How to change your YouTube Channel Name

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How to change your YouTube channel name

Are you tired of your current YouTube channel name and you will like to change it to something better? 

Or maybe you think that the name your channel is currently bearing sucks and is old fashioned. 

Or could it be that the name is not optimised and people are finding it difficult to spell it or even find it?

In this post, I will show you 3 simple step by step methods you can apply when changing your YouTube channel name to the name you desire.

Before you Continue, please bear in mind

that you can only change your name 3 times or you have to wait for 90 days before you can have the freedom to changing your name again.

Therefore, to avoid this kind of self-attracted punishment from YouTube, just be sure of the new name before heading to changing your channel name.

Also Read: YouTube best practices


There are basically, three methods or ways you can use to change your YouTube name. They are:
  1. Direct Method. 
  2. Indirect Method. 
  3. Mobile Method.

1. The Direct Method: Is the changing of your YouTube name through or directly from your channel.

See steps below

  • Launch your search engine (chrome or opera mini etc). 
  • Enter 
  • Tap the settings at the left-hand side.
  • Tap ‘edit on Google‘ which is below your current channel name.
  • ‘Under Basic Info’ tap name. 
  • Enter your new name and click save.

2. The Indirect Method: This is the use of the Google profile editor in changing your channel name.

See steps below

  • Launch your search engine (chrome or opera mini etc).
  • Select edit which is represented by a pen icon (✏) next to your name.
  • Enter your new name and select OK.

3. Mobile Method: this method has to do with changing your YouTube name using your mobile phone.

See steps below

  • Launch the YouTube app. 
  • Tap your Channel. 
  • Tap settings in the right-hand corner of your channel page.
  • On the right, tap edit.
  • Enter your preferred new channel name and tap OK.


  1. You can change your channel name 3 times in every 90 days. 
  2. When your name is changed via Google profile, it affects all services you are signed into like Gmail, blogger, Google classroom etc.
  3. It is possible that your new name is likely to take few days befoy it can be updated.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your YouTube channel name using any of the methods provided above. If this was helpful, kindly share and leave us a comment.

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