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How to change or edit Youtube Profile Name & Username


Changing your Youtube Profile Name and Username in one delivery is made possible by Youtube for the user’s convenience and comfort. Everything is done within the Youtube platform without having to leave the Youtube website. Other change options are done outside Youtube by performing the modification process and adjustments via your Google Account settings at the Google Service website, the mother company of Youtube.

  • To begin the process, Sign in to your YouTube account by visiting the YouTube homepage and clicking on the “Sign In” button in the top-right corner. Enter your email address and password associated with your YouTube account. If you’re already signed in, skip to the next step which is
  • Now, once you’re signed in, let’s move forward to the next step which is clicking your Profile Picture or avatar in the top-right corner of the YouTube homepage. A drop-down menu will appear. From the menu, select “Your Channel”. Click on it and your channel page will open.

This is your Channel Page below. Click on Customize Channel as you can see in the illustration below.

After clicking the Customize Channel, another page will open with Subtitles: Layout, Branding, and Basic Info. Skip the first two menus and click on the Basic Info.

The Basic Info page opens with your Name and Username. See the illustration below. In our case, we are not going to change the Profile Name. We will only change the username. The username we are having right now is the automatic username generated by Youtube at the time we created the account. We decided to change it to @howtoinstruction, removing the 7495 attached to it.

In your case, you can apply your desired changes, whether you will change your Profile Name and Username, or whichever you like to change, either Profile Name only or Username only.

We have already applied the changes we want in our Youtube Channel which is changing the username as. You can see in the illustration above that the previous username @howtoinstruction7495 has been changed to @howtoinstruction. After applying the necessary changes, look to the upper right-hand corner of the page and you will see the blue button menu that says PUBLISH. Click that button to save, finalize and publish your new username or profile name.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your username on YouTube. Please be advised that changes made may take some time to take effect so please be patient. Wait for a few minutes then refresh your browser. Click here if you want to watch our video tutorial.

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