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My channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoryRMcC

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I've tried methods in various videos and in the Help section, but all that appears to change is how my name appears when commenting on videos, not the actual channel name itself (as pictured, and circled).

Getting quite frustrating, b/c I feel I am losing out on potential viewers / subs b/c this will not allow me to adjust to something more "themed" for my channel.

marked as duplicate by ale, serenesat, jonsca Nov 28 '16 at 0:16

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If your channel is connected to Google+, you can change the channel name:

  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Open the Guide and click My Channel.
  3. Point your cursor at your channel name section, and at the right side of this section, click the pencil icon edit > Channel settings.
  4. Under Account Information, click Change next to your channel name.

Note: Google+ supports changing your name up to three times in 90 days.
Keep this in mind if you decide to edit your name.


From Change your channel details - Youtube Help

Change your channel details

If you use the name and photo from your Google Account for your YouTube channel, you can update this information at any time. Keep in mind this will change your name and photo across Google services.

If you use a different name on your YouTube channel than the one you use for your Google Account, your channel is likely connected to a Google+ page. If so, your YouTube channel name and icon come from the connected Google+ page, and you’ll be redirected to Google+ when updating these items.

Change your channel name

Before you start: Make sure you confirm your name on YouTube or you won't be able to change your channel name. Keep in mind that Google+ supports changing your name only up to three times in 90 days. Learn more about Google+ names.

Below is included only one case, for other case follow the link on the top of this answer.


  1. Sign in to your channel on YouTube.
  2. Click Menu Menu.
  3. Select My Channel.
  4. Point your cursor at your channel name and click Edit edit.
  5. Select Channel settings.
  6. Under "Account information," select Change next to your channel name.

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