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[Quick Guide] Change YouTube username

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by xtopzi, May 26, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    I'm not quite sure if this has been posted recently but it is not difficult to change your YouTube name, even now YouTube's really pushing us to connect a G+ profile.
    Before I knew how to change channels I used to Google it. Unfortunately, YouTube enjoys changing its layout so most info is outdated.
    So here is a quick guide how to change your YT username, 100% working as of May 2013.

    Back to old username on Existing YouTube Account:

    1) Click the arrow to the far right and press "Youtube settings"
    2) Next to your avatar there's a link "Return to name [OldName], and disconnect Google+ profile"
    3) Click OK and it's back to your old username
    Optional: If you click Advanced, you have the ability to delete you channel as a whole. Your videos, subscriptions, comment etc will be deleted. You can use this if you want to change your channel name, but all old stuff will be lost

    Fresh account:

    1) Sign in to YouTube with your Gmail info. It will use your G+ name by default
    2) Click the arrow to the far right and press "Youtube settings" or "Settings"
    3) Next to your email address there's a link "Create a channel"
    4) On the next screen, you'll see "To use a business or other name, click here."
    5) Choose a name you like and you're done

    If you have anything to add or share, feel free.
     
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  2. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Awesome SHaring men.. Really helpful for newbie.
     
  3. Weblycos

    Weblycos Senior Member Premium Member

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    Thank you Dude. Great share indeed. +rep given.
     
  4. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Thanks mate :)
     
  5. Moneyboi

    Moneyboi Regular Member

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    Thanks for useful info ;) Is there anyway you can change a already named youtube channel without deleting the channel?
     
  6. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Pretty sure that's not possible. Deleting and recreating a channel appears to be the only way of doing this.
     
  7. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    That's annoying, even after you change your name back from a G+ to a regular name, it still asks if you want to use your G+.

    Anyone know how to get rid of this annoying message?
     
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    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Pretty nice guide explained. Thanks for giving back to the community
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    problem is that the original url for the youtube channel still has the old name.
     
  10. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Ok now I'm confused.

    A couple of days ago, YouTube has changed my profile to my G+ and all my old subs, uploads etc have been removed. Can't seem to find the option to go back to my old profile anymore.

    Anyone else experienced this? Perhaps the G+ beta thing is over and they've now completely swiched.
    Anyone know a fix maybe?