So far, YouTube creators had to alter their name and icon for their entire Google account. However, their name on YouTube would be the identical name they send emails from in Gmail. Hence, YouTube, a Google-owned platform, has come up with the latest update for its creators. Through this update, it will allow its users to change their channel names and pictures. Moreover, the change will not build an impression on their original Google account.
About update for YouTube Creators
YouTube creators had to change their name and icon for their entire Google account. Therefore, their name on YouTube would be the same name they send emails from in Gmail. YouTube is making it easier for its creators to update their channel names and icon inside it. Besides, those changes will only affect their profile on it.
Story so far
The new update will provide more flexibility for creators who prefer to send emails under their original name. Nonetheless, this also comes with a disadvantage to the creators who have a verification badge. Creators with a verification badge will lose their check mark if they change their name. Also, the creators will have to apply to receive the badge again. However, others without the badge will not hit by this change.
Both personal and brand accounts will be able to use this name-changing feature. As per YouTube, this update is a consequence of top requests from creators.
This latest feature will be helpful for those who want to keep a single google account for YouTube and other services.
Thus, creators will now have a channel name and profile picture separate from their Google account.
Follow the below steps to change the channel name:
- First, open YouTube Studio.
- Second, Scroll down the menu bar, and select customization.
- Then, Select ‘Basic info’ and tap on the pencil icon to change your channel name.
- Touch on your profile picture.
- Now, go on ‘Your channel’, and select edit channel.
- Finally, tap on the pencil icon to change your channel name.
Author- Pragya Verma
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