Choosing your YouTube Handle

You can now choose your channel’s personalized handle on YouTube. This is a new way for people to find and connect with you on YouTube. This is different than a channel name, as those do not have to be unique to each creator. Handles can only be chosen by one user and are unique to them to establish a distinct presence on YouTube.

In most cases, if you already have a personalized URL for your channel, it is reserved as your handle. If you’re happy with that handle then you’re all set. If you want a different handle from the one that's been reserved, you can change it. If you don’t already have a personalized URL, you’ll also be able to choose a handle. For example, if your handle is @user123, your channel URL will be

Remember, handles are unique to each channel, so once a handle has been chosen, it can’t be selected by anyone else. In the future, your handle will be how people mention you in comments, Community posts, and more.



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