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Like YouTube? Create Your Own Channel!

(Note: This article was updated on June 26, 2013)

If you have a YouTube Account and are already watching videos and subscribing to channels, you may be interested in taking the next step and creating your own YouTube Channel. Having a channel is a great way to become more socially connected with other YouTube members. With a channel, you can:

  • Store and share videos you’ve created for others to view. Your channel can feature home videos, entertaining videos, or videos that you’ve created about your interests. Some YouTube Channel owners choose to make and upload a vlog or video diary to share recent events in their lives.
  • Share your opinions and thoughts with the YouTube Community. You’ll have the freedom to write comments about videos, respond to other users, and indicate which videos are your favorites.
  • Create playlists. As you find videos that you like on YouTube, you may decide to put them in a collection, or a playlist, of videos that your channel can display. Other users can visit your channel to see which videos you’ve collected. Many channels feature playlists of videos that interest the owner like music, sports, pets, or videos related to their hobbies.
  • Express yourself. Some members choose to decorate their channel with wallpaper or graphics to show the community who they are or what the purpose of their channel is. A well-decorated channel can be exciting for viewers to see.

When you create your channel, you can give it a name. Choose wisely, but don’t be afraid to be a little creative! Viewers will be able to find you on YouTube by searching for your channel’s name.

To Create a YouTube Channel:

Before we show you how to create your channel, make sure you’re signed in to your YouTube account.

  1. In the top-right corner of the page, locate and click the triangle. Select My channel from the menu that appears.
    youtube_click_mychannel_callout
  2. A dialog box will appear. To give your channel a name, click To use a business or other name, click here.
    youtube_othername
  3. Enter the name you wish to use. Click OK, I’m ready to continue to create your channel.
    youtube_name_channel_callout
  4. You will be redirected to your channel’s home page. From here, you can upload videos, share a little more about yourself in your channel’s About section, or create Playlists.
    youtube_channel

OK, you’re all set to begin enjoying those features available to YouTube Channel holders. Feel free to explore all of the tools and features available to you and design your channel match your needs or personality. Come visit GCFLearnFree.org’s YouTube Channel to see what we’ve done with ours!

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26 Responses »

  1. I need an account

  2. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie. aaffedcdddcd

  3. I really think my channel would bring in many viewers and subscribers, i have always wanted to do this i just never had the time but i have had so many people friends,family strangers, co workers telling me im wasting my talents and i need to start a channel that i hace finally decided it may just be a great way to be my fun bubbly self abd teach others how to do salon quality nails, hair and makeup tricks tips as welk ass DIY everything so they can save tons of money and get the latest, trendiest, most creative nail, makeup and hair looks that everyone will love and be so impressed by they wont even believe you did it yourself with a lil help from me!! I am self taught and have been told my creativity, eye for design and willingness to express myself as well as show others what types of things they would love to learn to do as well is made for this….i have always been ab artist at heart drawibg scupting painting redesigning vintage threads etc. So i believe its my time to share with woman abd gurls hiw to DIY abd live ur look everytime!!!

  4. I don’t have a email or password!!!

  5. I think that it would be a opprotunity to get noticed

  6. Ive always wanted a YouTube channel

  7. Thank u so helpful

    🌺🌺🌺Love,
    Nina🌺🌺🌺

    • My first comment had an aweful lot of typo’s but my post was erased torward the end of completion 3 times prior before i finally was able to get it all done on the fourth comment (the one u see below) I hope everyone gets the drift and concept of what i was trying to say and im just wondering if it sounds like something people would enjoy and i would love to create a channel so any suggestions feel free to hit me up with sum help getting started or maybe ideas…..nothing mean please i can handle constructive but mean really y waste ur typing u feel me lol thanx

  8. I would like to create a you tube channel but I don’t know how

  9. I’m finally taking the leap! I’ve been wanting to start up a channel for awhile now so I’ve been recently seeking out tips. Thanks for the above tutorial. Very helpful. This post was also very helpful: http://www.real.com/resources/create-youtube-channel It breaks the process down into 10 (very easy to follow) steps.

  10. Hi is this real do I have a channel now?

  11. creating a youtube chanle(:

  12. Please tell us how to rename channel name already created or we need to create new youtube account for new channel again

  13. It said it couldn’t make my account :(

  14. u guys are the best ive wanted a chanle for ages

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