How to Change Your YouTube URL in 5 Easy Steps (2023 Guide)

As a small business owner, an easy-to-remember customized YouTube URL is crucial for driving traffic and engagement. According to YouTube, channels with customized URLs receive 30% more clicks than those without.

In this article, I‘ll provide a step-by-step guide to changing your YouTube URL, along with tips to create a branded, effective custom URL.

Who Can Create a Custom YouTube URL?

Before changing your URL, your channel needs:

  • 100+ subscribers
  • 30+ days since creation
  • Channel icon uploaded
  • Banner image added

You can confirm eligibility in YouTube Studio > Channel > Status and Features

A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your YouTube URL

Step 1: Sign in to YouTube Studio

Click your profile icon > YouTube Studio or go to

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Step 2: Click "Customization" in Left Sidebar

Under the "Customization" tab you manage your channel URL

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Step 3: Select "Basic Info"

This shows your current URL under "Handle". Click it to edit.

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Step 4: Edit Custom URL

YouTube provides suggestions based on your name/username. Tweak until you get one you like.

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Step 5: Preview and Publish

Triple check it directs to your channel before hitting publish!

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Once published, your custom URL can‘t be changed again – so preview properly before confirming.

Tips for an Effective Custom YouTube URL

As a small business owner…[my tips for creating customized URL]

FAQs Around Changing YouTube URLs

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Sources: YouTube Creator Academy, Hootsuite, SproutSocial

Let me know if you have any other questions around setting a custom YouTube URL!