Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube is allowing creators to change their channel name and profile picture without affecting their Google account.

The old method of changing your channel name was long-winded and required you to alter the name and profile image of your associated Google account.

If you have a verified YouTube channel, any changes you make to your name will result in the removal of your verification. You’ll need to reapply to get the checkmark badge back on your channel.

How to change your YouTube channel name

Open YouTube Studio on desktop.

Scroll down the menu bar, and select customization.

Select ‘Basic info’ and tap on the pencil icon to change your channel name.

On mobile, tap on your profile picture.

Tap on ‘Your channel’, and select edit channel.

Once here, tap on the pencil icon to change your channel name.

YouTube is rolling out this feature today, and the decision comes as it’s one of the most requested features by creators.

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