Do you want to change your account name on YouTube, but can’t figure out how? Thankfully, this can be done with just a few simple clicks.
How to Change Your YouTube/Google Account Name
Changing your account name on YouTube is easy. Once you know how to do it, it won’t even take five minutes of your time.
Just keep in mind that your Google account is connected with your YouTube account. This means that if you change your account name on YouTube, it will affect your Google account as well. Make sure you consider this before changing your account name.
If you’re okay with this, here’s how to get started:
- Head over to the official YouTube website.
- Sign in to the account you want to change the name of.
Click on your profile picture located in the top-right corner of your screen.
On the dropdown menu that appears, select the option that says Settings.
Under the Your Account section, click on View or change your Google Account settings. This will bring you to your Google account settings page.
- Select the Personal Info option from the left sidebar.
Click on your name. On the next screen, enter the new name you want on YouTube and Google.
Hit Save to change your name. This change will be applied to your Google account as well.
Note that if you want to change your profile picture on YouTube, you can do that using the same steps mentioned above. Simply click on your profile photo instead.
Also, keep in mind that YouTube will take some time to show all of the changes you have made to your account.
Changing Your Account Name on YouTube and Google
Following the above steps allow you to change your personal name on YouTube, as well as across Google.
But if you want to change your channel name on YouTube without having it affect your Google account, you’ll have to create a Brand account and change your channel name from there. In other words, this requires an entirely different process.