How to rename your YouTube TV channel? What you should know?

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How to rename your YouTube TV channel? What you should know?

If you misspelled the channel name, if your company changed its name later, there is no reason to worry. YouTube TV offers the option to easily rename your YouTube channel. Click on your YouTube avatar in the upper right corner of the panel, then on the “Your channel” option, and finally select the “Personalize your channel” option. You will be redirected to your account settings. To make the change, click on the “edit on Google” option next to your channel name. A new tab will open and show you the option to edit the name. The logo and cover of your YouTube channel can be edited by clicking on “Add channel art”.

Does your custom URL attract the visitors?

To improve your work on YouTube TV, it is very important that you personalize your URL. This will make it easier for people to find your channel and also make it easier for you to share the URL. Which of the two URLs below would you trust most?

Https://www.youtube.com/channel/ABCcXyzMCOpl1YOocgIQ

Or:

Https://www.youtube.com/user/ (your brand name).

To create a custom URL, your YouTube TV channel must be qualified to do so. You can choose the custom URL based on your display name, your YouTube username, your current short URLs, or the name of your linked website. It all depends on availability. If you are eligible for a custom URL, a notice will be shown in the advanced account settings and you will receive an email notification and another notification on your Creator Studio dashboard. Before you begin, remember that it is not possible to change the custom URL after creation, including adjusting uppercase or lowercase letters, accents, or diacritical marks.

How to change the YouTube TV channel link?

If you want to change the custom URL, remove it from the channel and claim a new one. Click on your channel icon in the upper right corner and settings to access advanced account settings. Then click on "Advanced" below your account name. If you see "You are eligible for a custom URL", which means you are eligible. In the “Receive a custom URL” box, you'll see the URLs that have been approved for you.

You cannot change the text in the gray box, but you may need to add some letters or numbers to make the URL unique. Read the "Custom URL Terms of Use" carefully, check the checkbox to agree and click "Change URL". It is not possible to request a change to the custom URL after approval. Then, when you are sure you have made the right choice, click on “Confirm choice”.

Rules for purchasing a custom URL – 

  • In order to claim a custom URL, your channel needs to follow a few rules:
  • Have 10 or more followers (people who added you to their circles).
  • The YouTube TV account must be operational for 30 days.
  • Your profile must have a photo.

Want to get a new custom URL?

If you need to change your custom URL, you will need to remove the current one before claiming a new one. This action is limited and can be done up to 3 times a year. Be careful: when you do this, your old URL will be disabled and will no longer direct users to your channel. So it is important that this is done if it is really necessary. To perform this action, follow these steps:

  • Access the page “about me”.
  • At the top right, select your YouTube TV channel account. If it is not on the list, click on “All brand accounts”.
  • Find the current custom URL in "Sites" and click edit.
  • Click the X next to the URL you want to remove.
  • Click on OK.

If you are eligible, you can claim a new custom URL right after removal. However, it may take a few days for the previous URL to stop directing users to your channel.