Here are the possible reasons you may want to change your YouTube Account Name.
- 1 Impactful Channel Name
- 2 Reflect Channel Content
- 3 Another Channel with the Same Name
- 4 Channel Name Not Unique in Search Engine
- 5 Spelling Error
- 6 Steps to Changing Your YouTube Channel Name
- 7 What to Consider Before Changing Your YouTube Channel Name
Impactful Channel Name
You may have come up with a generic name when you started your YouTube channel.
Now you have thought up a better name that you feel would resonate with your audience.
Reflect Channel Content
Second, you may have changed the nature of your channel content. You may have started the channel in a general niche and later produced videos in a specific niche.
For example, you may have produced personal vlogs. You have now switched to tech tutorials that are attracting a larger audience.
Say, your channel was named My Crazy World, which doesn’t reflect the tech content you’re publishing.
Now you want to change it to Crazy Tech World.
Another Channel with the Same Name
Believe it or not, YouTube allows other channels to have a similar name to yours. If you want to differentiate yourself, then you would want to change your YouTube channel name.
Channel Name Not Unique in Search Engine
Searching your channel name on YouTube or Google doesn’t return results. Your channel name is confused with other similar terms.
For example, the channel name Find Out didn’t return results pointing to the channel.
However, when we changed the channel name to Find Out Tech (see the steps below), our channel name appeared in the results.
So, avoid using generic names for your channel. If you already have one, add a word or two to your YouTube channel name to make it stand out.
Other reasons could be you made a spelling mistake in your channel name.
Whatever, the case, consider yourself lucky as YouTube allows you to change your channel name.
Some of you may be thinking that changing your YouTube channel name would involve changing your Google Account name as well.
That’s not the case.
Google allows you to change your YouTube channel name without changing your Google account name.
This gives you the flexibility of changing your YouTube channel name as and when the need arises.
Let’s look at how we can change your YouTube channel name without changing your Google account name within minutes by following the steps below.
Steps to Changing Your YouTube Channel Name
Go to YouTube Studio
After logging into your account, head to YouTube Studio.
On the YouTube Studio left panel, choose Customization.
Select Basic Info
On the channel customization dashboard, select Basic Info.
Click on Pencil Icon
Under channel name and description, click on the pencil icon,
Enter Your New YouTube Channel Name
Key in your new channel name.
Done with your changes, hit the publish button on the top right-hand corner.
You’ll find that your YouTube channel name has now been changed.
It will take you not more than 3 minutes to change your YouTube channel name without changing your Google account name.
You would notice that nowhere did YouTube ask you to change your Google account name.
What to Consider Before Changing Your YouTube Channel Name
The process is simple, but there are some things you need to consider before you decide to change your YouTube channel name.
Do you need to verify your channel after changing your name? How many times are you allowed to change your YouTube channel name? What is the maximum channel name length allowed?
Watch the video to get the answers while refreshing what you’ve learned so far.
You’ve learned how to change your YouTube channel name without changing your Google account name. Now go ahead and give it a try.