As per reader’s demand I am sharing 5 Killer ways can you change your YouTube Username. Creating a new Username is too easy if you are new YouTube user. It will be just like 1,2 and 3. Even if you have uploaded lot of videos on YouTube you still have a chance to change your YouTube channel Username once open a time.
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Username is like a brand for any person at any sector, Changing your identity is not good idea. Google is very strict about username in YouTube video sharing site and as per Google Once you have set your user name then you can’t change it again. You should careful about your branding from start. For a successful person there is a big part of his brand or the identity what he have used earlier. Anyways if you are new you can avoid those things.
How should be a Successful Username on YouTube
If you are new to YouTube and want to create a new username then you should need to choose a unique user name to be successful YouTube. Everybody join YouTube to be successful and branding their videos. If you are on YouTube to make money then still you have a strong branding name which can give you success. Below I have some suggestions how should you choose your username on YouTube channel.
1Username Which can Live Forever: If you are social media addicted then you may have notice that there is always a option available to change your username anytime on Facebook and Twitter. You can change your brand name and identity anytime. Like that you will not get the second chance to change your identity on YouTube. So choose it carefully, Keep everything in your mind. Choose best brand name which will exist forever because you can not change them again and again.
2Easy Name Gets More Attraction: If you are marketer of your blog or website then you have experienced that in history 80% easy name got success. I will not give their name but I want to redirect your mind that you can get more success with YouTube if you choose easy and short username to easily remember for long time. User should not bookmark your channel rather than typing. I remember one thing and feel very difficult and that is to link any YouTube channel in your video. That will going to be very tough if you have long and unknown type of YouTube Channel user name.
3Express Your Brand in your Username: The best part of free advertising is to promote your brand as your username. Choose a unique channel username which express your brand. Many guys use other user’s YouTube on their Blogs and while doing so they remember brand of the channel. They notice the quality of Username and Video.
4Make Noticeable User Name: If you will use some special character or alphabet in your username then you can get instant notice by users but again I want to clear that quality video with subject is more important. If you are a model and want to upload YouTube videos to be popular model then You should Choose Capital alphabet with your real name. What I did with my YouTube username (RehanaShaikh instead of Rehana Shaikh) but you do not worry because I am not your competitor I am not going to be YouTube model. Hi hi.
5Use Username as a Brand: I was mean to say that some user use number in their user name in YouTube account. You should avoid that. Most of guys want to change their user name because of this reason. Use specific username which contain your real name to avoid change in near future.
How to Change YouTube Username
There are three ways you can change your YouTube username. I will guide you about this step wise. You have multiple options to do it but it will either change your identity or whole YouTube account. First is too changing Channel name as your Username.
Switch YouTube Username: When I had uploaded my first video then I notice that YouTube have created a Channel name with Rehana Shaikh which was my Google Profile name and all this happened because I didn’t created a special account on YouTube video sharing site. When I visited to YouTube first time, Google Profile automatically associate with YouTube and didn’t ask me to open a account. I was able to log in with my Google account rather than YouTube account. If this is your case then you have one chance to change your YouTube username only once for lifetime. Let change your YouTube Channel Username.
1 Log in to Google account. After successful logged in, Open YouTube. You will notice your profile photo at the top of right upper corner. It means you have logged in to YouTube using Google profile.
2 Click on a button which is near your profile photo. Look at this screenshot.
3 Here you will get various YouTube settings, Click only on “Advance” Link right side of your profile photo.
4 There will be two links to change settings, Click on “Create Username”. This will let you change your settings related to name.
5 Here you will have to fill your Username. According to Google and YouTube Policy, your user name must be unique. Then tick mark on “I understand that my channel will be renamed”. It means your channel username will be changed alternatively it will change your YouTube account user name. Finally hit “Create Username”.
Note: After changing YouTube Channel username, it will take sometimes to reflect new user name.
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How to Change Channel URL on YouTube
You can change your channel URL with your brand name. This process is similar to changing name but because of this you can get maximum highlight and professionalism. Follow below steps to change YouTube Channel URL.
1 Open YouTube site. If you are logged in, you will able to see your channel page like above screenshot. Click on “My Channel”.
2 Now on the very next page Click on “Channel Settings” button.
3 Here you will have to Click on “Info and Settings” and then click “Edit” button from bottom.
4 You need to fill unique Channel URL in the box and Hit “Create Channel URL” button.
Note: Your profile photo will be deleted after renaming your Channel URL and Only once in the lifetime you can change your YouTube channel URL so you will get only one shot.
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How to Change Your Name on YouTube
Updated in 2012: Yes, You can change your name on YouTube as i said only once you can change your name as per Google’s policy if you have create YouTube account using Google Profile but if you have created YouTube account with name of your choice then there is no chance to modify it. You can do one thing, Backup your videos on your computer, delete Your YouTube account and then create fresh YouTube account with your desire name and upload those videos on new account.
Question: How to Change Your Username on YouTube?
Ans: Using this method you will completely loss your old YouTube account and all the data related to it. All the Like, Dislike, Video responses and comments. All the links and descriptions. If you still want to change your user name using this method then get ready.
1 Backup all your uploaded videos on your computer hard drive.
2 Copy each and every descriptions of your uploaded videos along with tags and paste it to a separate file on your computer.
3 If you have replied to any most important comments then copy it too. (Need lot of time if you have uploaded lots of YouTube videos)
4 When all the backup has been completed successfully, Delete your current YouTube account.
5 Create brand new YouTube account with new name and password.
6 Upload one by one all videos with proper descriptions and tags.
Note: You have to put your Annotations too in these new uploaded videos.
7 Post those comments too if those are important.
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