YouTube Handles are Coming
What are handles? Why should you care?
First, it is a big change on how YouTube is connecting users, creators and partners. It also changing how they create your channel URL. For example, my channel URL is https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshMeeder
It will be changed over to https://www.youtube.com/@JoshMeeder If you don’t have a custom channel name (this happens when you don’t have a 100 subscribers and haven’t set it up), you will be able to choose your handle. If you have a Custom Channel name, you should also be able to change it.
One big advantage is that You can use your handle to direct people to your channel when they’re not on YouTube. For example, if your handle is @user123, your channel URL will be https://youtube.com/@user123
Be sure to use a consistent handle across all of your online and social media platforms if at all possible.
YT’s Handle Announcement
If you miss their email, here is the official announcement and introduction to handles.
Keep On The Look Out For Your Handle
This is being rolled out now. You will get an email and notification on your channel when it is available. Be sure to address this quickly, to reserve the right handle. They will start getting taken up quickly.
Stay Tuned as we are gearing up for this release and our clients’ YT channel needs.
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