One of the questions we get asked regularly is how to change your name on YouTube. Believe it or not, this is very simple to do and fairly quick also.

If you are currently using your name and photo on YouTube from your Google Account, you can easily change your details. Just follow the below steps to change your name on YouTube within seconds.

How To Change Your Name on YouTube

Step 1. Open YouTube and login to your account

Step 2. Once logged in, click the account icon then click settings.

Changing your name on YouTube

Step 3. Now select “Edit on Google” next to where your channel name is displayed.

How to change your name on YouTube

Step 4. Update your channel name and then click ok.

Once you’ve changed your name on YouTube, it’s usually instant however can take a few days for a new name to update and display across the whole of YouTube.


Gareth is the Content Marketing Manager at SkillsLab. He's a versatile digital marketer with experience on various platforms. When Gareth's not working he's usually jetting off around the world sharing his experiences on his blog and Instagram. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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