YouTube Handles: Released, Updates, & Questions! (2022)

YouTube handles are a golden opportunity I believe everyone should take advantage of. Nowadays, finding a good username on TikTok, Instagram, or other social media platforms is already difficult enough.

YouTube has been around for over a decade and is considered one of the most visited websites in the world. While YouTube is late to the game, the popularity of this platform means that you should be checking your YouTube account to claim a handle.

This is a golden opportunity (like the gold rush) because you could claim rare available OG handles in the coming days. YouTube allows certain accounts to choose their handles ahead of time, and they should officially announce the feature in mid-November.

Before you get started, here are some important notes about the YouTube handle’s release:

  • YouTube announces the launching of handles on October 10th, 2022. A limited number of YouTube accounts will receive an email with the approval to create a handle.
  • YouTube will launch handle creation to all accounts around November 14th, 2022.
  • A YouTube handle can have a minimum of 3 characters.

What Are YouTube Handles?

What Are YouTube Handles

A YouTube handle is similar to a username on Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat.

YouTube Handle Examples:

  • @YouTubeHandle
  • @Creator1
  • @Creator2

It’s like a unique identifier for the platform’s users to find you. Back then, when you searched for a dog channel, you’d find many different results. With a YouTube handle, you can soon find a specific channel you’ve wanted to follow.

How to Create a YouTube Handle

How to Create a YouTube Handle
YouTube channels with this email will be able to choose its handle.

Before the official release in mid-November 2022, only a limited number of YouTube channels could create a handle. You can check whether you can create your custom YouTube handle by checking for an email from YouTube.

If your YouTube channel doesn’t have an email from YouTube, you should wait for the email. If you have multiple YouTube channels, keep in mind that it’s possible to have some channels able to create a handle while others cannot.

If you received an email from YouTube with the approval of handle creation for your channel, follow these steps:

YouTube Studio to Change Handle

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. Switch to a channel that got the email from YouTube.
  3. Click on YouTube Studio.
  4. On the left sidebar, click on ‘Customization.’
  5. Click on ‘Basic Info.’
  6. You will find ‘Handle.’

Once you get here, you can test out which handles are available. If you received an email from YouTube allowing you to create your YouTube handle, I highly encourage you to do it. Once the release becomes publicly announced, finding a proper name will be incredibly difficult. (especially when YouTube is one of the most visited websites in the world)

Bottom Line: YouTube Handles

Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and many other social media platforms are already difficult enough to find decent usernames. If you received an email from YouTube allowing you to create a handle, you should take advantage of this golden opportunity.

There are many benefits to owning a proper name. It’ll allow users to find you easier, bringing more exposure to your businesses or anything you want to promote.

You can learn more about YouTube handles by watching “Handles on YouTube” from YouTube Creators down below: 


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