Make your own custom YouTube handle and URL. Here’s how you can effortlessly set up your own business hold and URL on YouTube in a few easy steps. Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out a new handles feature that gives creators batches of unique usernames. These unique handles are easy to find and tag in the comments.
YouTube rolled out this feature in batches last month, so you may have already received an email to the Gmail ID linked to your channel announcing the availability of this feature.
If not, you’ll have to wait for an email from YouTube, but if so, here’s how to create your own channel handle quickly and easily.
Locating the YouTube mail
Go to your Gmail inbox on your phone or browser and confirm that this is the same email associated with the channel you want to set the handle for.
Search for “YouTube” in your inbox. Here you can quickly find all the emails you received directly from YouTube in one place. Look for an email with the subject line “You can now choose your YouTube handle.” This email indicates that the feature is now available, and the body should also include a quick link to the creation page.
Starting your personal alias
YouTube allows you to assign handles by default, but clicking the “Change Handles” button below takes you to the edit page where you can quickly add any new handles you want and see if they’re available. If so, you can save your changes and set the new grip. Users now also receive a custom URL for their channel (youtube.com/@(your name)).
If you change the handle in the future, you can follow the same steps again, but note that the possibility of freeing up a new handle is subject to availability.