๐Ÿ‘‰ QUICKLY change @ username/handle on YouTube

Grab your YouTube handle before it's too late!

A guide to change YouTube @ handle / Image designed by @noobspace

I know that itโ€™s been a while since YouTube handles were announced. I got mine @abdugeek right after they were made available. Just to make sure that my username doesnโ€™t get hijacked. Phew phew, I got mine. But if youโ€™re looking to secure your @username on YouTube. Hereโ€™s the quickest way to do this.

  1. Click this link or type youtube.com/handle into the address bar of your browser.
  2. A page will appear showing a button to change your YouTube handle
    A screenshot of changing YouTube's @ handle username
  3. From the pop-up, change your YouTube username/handle and click the confirm selection button
  4. Congrats, youโ€™ve secured your username on YouTube.

Now, youโ€™ve two channel URLs, one is this handle thatโ€™ll be visible across YouTube, especially in Reels. I believe that the new @ usernames will be used in the future and previous ones will just phase out. Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s important to grab yours before itโ€™s too late.

What is a YouTube handle?

A YouTube handle is a new way for people to find you and connect with you. Unlike channel names, handles are unique to each creator, making it easier for you to establish a distinct presence on YouTube.

Handles vs. channel URLs: Difference

Your new handle will become a part of your channel URL. In most cases, your personalized URL will become your handle. You can use your handle to direct people to your channel when theyโ€™re not on YouTube. For example, if your handle is @user123, your channel URL will be https://youtube.com/@user123

Things you can do with a handle

Learn more about handles on YouTube from this video:

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