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How to Change Your YouTube Name / Username in 2013 [Video]

Change YouTube Name Username 2013

How can I change my YouTube username / name?

If you’re asking yourself this question, you’re not alone!

Many people create YouTube accounts with a silly or fictional name to later realize that they would like to begin using YouTube with a more representative username.

Changing your YouTube name / username is simple – but there are restrictions.

Google is trying to link all of the services (Gmail, Drive, YouTube, Picasa, Maps, etc.) together so they are requiring that a user’s name be consistent across all services.

See Also: Google Docs and Google Drive 2013 Video Series

The video tutorial below will show you how to update your YouTube name and nickname but, remember, changing this information for YouTube will also change it for all of your other Google services.

Google offers the following options for your account / YouTube name:

  1. “First Name” “Last Name”
  2. “First Name” “”Nickname”” “Last Name”
  3. “First Name” “Last Name” (“Nickname”)

    Google is also trying to make sure that users are accountable for the information that post or upload using their services so they have been known to ban accounts in which the user does not provide a valid name.

    There is also a limit to the number of times a user can change his or her name on their Google / YouTube account.

    Check out the video below for more detailed instructions on how to update or change your YouTube username, name or nickname.

Anson Alexander

About Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a graduate from the University of Tampa with a degree in International Business and Information Systems.A previous IT Administrator for a medium size publication company, Anson has recently decided to work full time on his own business by publishing on, publishing technology tutorials on YouTube and offering SEO, IT training and digital marketing services.His main interests include technology, social media, infographics, economics, marketing and web design.Connect with Anson on Google+.

4 Responses to "How to Change Your YouTube Name / Username in 2013 [Video]"

  1. Istiak Rayhan says:

    Hey Alex,
    I wish I could find it few days ago. Few days back I was tired to find this way. I searched a lot in Google and most of the results didn't help me. At last, I was able to change my YT name by integrating my YT id with Google.
    Thanks for nice sharing.

    1. Anson Alexander says:

      No problem Istiak – I'm glad I was able to help!

  2. mohamed says:

    i love youtube

  3. Hugh says:

    Thanks Alex, was scratching my head as to why I couldn't just use a nickname. A sign of our times I suppose.

    Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean somebody is logging my every keystroke. 8¬[

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