I forget when it happened but somehow YouTube linked with my Gmail account, which sucks because now when I post on a YouTube video everyone sees my real name. How can I change this?
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You can change your display name by doing the following:
Note however, that you cannot actually set a proper display name with spaces if you use this method, but it does separate your real name from your YouTube account.
Alternatively, you can just go to your Google Account and change your real name to something else (though it is going to change it on every single Google product you use, especially your Gmail). You can follow these steps:
You can create a secondary channel without your real name:
Create a new channel.
The next time you log in to Youtube, it will ask you what channel you want to use. You may select the
Don't ask me again box to always browse Youtube using your new channel automatically.
You may also want to import existing playlists from a channel to your new channel.