What are YouTube Handles
Handles are distinctive identifiers and all YouTube channels will get one. Google is permitting customers to decide on their deal with by November 14. After that Google will start assigning handles routinely based mostly on customers’ channel title. Handles will begin showing on channels later this yr. They can even seem on the Shorts participant, Search outcomes, your channel web page, inside feedback and mentions, and extra.
For instance, the deal with title of considered one of our crew members is @sourabhkulesh and the distinctive channel URL is youtube.com/@sourabhkulesh. Beforehand, solely creators with over 100 subscribers had been eligible for a customized URL however with this replace, all channels could have a novel URL based mostly on their deal with.
How to decide on a YouTube Deal with
YouTube will begin sending emails to customers or notify them by way of YouTube Studio that it’s time to decide on a deal with. They’ll both faucet/click on “Select a deal with” button within the e mail to simply accept the really useful deal with title or write their very own.
Customers also can go to youtube.com/deal with to decide on their deal with title. All customers will have the ability to edit their handles from youtube.com/deal with in the event that they wish to change it.
YouTube says that each one current URLs will proceed to work however customers will now be redirected to the brand new deal with URL. Verification badges is not going to be eliminated whenever you select a deal with or when you change your deal with.
Why do you want YouTube Handles
Other than offering a manner for individuals to simply discover your channel, YouTube handles can even assist individuals have interaction with creators and one another on YouTube. Moreover, these Handles can be utilized throughout YouTube in feedback, mentions, in Shorts and extra.