How can I Change Youtube account name

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Can I change my username but still keep all of my videos and subscribers? IF so, how?
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Rammi

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Short answer: You can't, well, not in a way I know of, anyway. I signed up ages ago as 'innocentsparkle', but I haven't been able to change it at all, even though I hate my username.
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Thers only 1 way to get round it, create a new account with a good name and risk the videos
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i have no idea. but my user name is sxkxfreestyle85 and so far i have 31000 video views and 121 subscribers, so im happy=)
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[K]razy]

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I am Sad too,

My name MIxzon
Ugh.
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Win7Guru

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Why not download all your videos and playlists and just upload them to a new account?
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MrThrillerJackson

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I had a silly name and wanted to change it also. Oh well I'll have to make a new account. It seems there is a length restriction as I couldn't fit my website http://www.thriller-michael-jackson.com as an account name.
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Sacha 'Bieber' Harding X

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sammee!! i joined when i used to love hilaryduff so mines hilaryduffxxfanxx
and i hate her now :(
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naiomi

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me 2 dat sukz=(
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naiomi

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me 2 dat sukz=(
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adviceman13

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you have 2 make a new account. but if you saved your vids to your documents or something just put them on your new account?
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Taylor ﺕ Kirby

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Ugh i made mine ages and ages ago and my name is like so stupid
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Mackenzie Blackwood

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)= well i have the worst user name im sporeluver1 it to noobish at least i havent posted any videos and dont have any subscribers
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james

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yah wtf my name is triggahappy4
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james

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yah wtf my name is triggahappy4
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blabla

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ppl get at me on you tube im new on this ish i mean account lol https://www.youtube.com/user/FlySabi?f...
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blabla

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ppl get at me on you tube im new on this ish i mean account lol https://www.youtube.com/user/FlySabi?f...
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Tonya Marie MacIntyre

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It sucks that you can't. That's really depressing. Ugh.
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Ray Devlin

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my name was meant to be raydevlin79 but because of a mistake for the last 2 years my account was called raydevin79
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clair bieber

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how do i change my account name on youtube???
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King Of All Pigs

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I am sad too!My name is robloxstudios1200 while i hate roblox:(
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danieltremsky

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how can i put a picturename in my youtube username ( when someone is watching my video ??
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frankensteinlab

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Me too, I was Justin's fan that time. And my username is eloisabieber but I don't like him now. YOUTUBE, please give us another chance! :(
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minh_quan_95

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me too myusername is tubeyou90100!!
How's stupid is that
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frankyohlinger

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my name is unnamedking1 because i wanted to hide it from my parents. but now they know i have it cuz i told them. go to my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiLwF0...
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Alex Shnoudi

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my name in youtube is salexandrei although my name is alexandrei
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Xandria Ravenheart

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mine's amandapotterify lol I know, sounds like a fruit fly...
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RainbowSquid

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Mine's brittanilikestacos...then I found out taco is another name for female "parts" so I now sound like a lesbian -____-
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mcdennsi

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mine's .. McDennsi .. poeple think im like 12 years old xD
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Hannes Blahuta

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youtube should finally make that possible. wake up guys, you make enough $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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veronikakrilova14

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Mines JustinBieberFanLov and i'm not obsessed about him anymore so it sucks that i can't change mu username
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Blerta Duka

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that sound's bad,if it was me i will keep that name because a believer is always a belieber(my opinion)
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Valerie Magan

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yh i agreen with blerta
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Orin Zebest

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Yeah, Youtube gives a somewhat cop-out answer to this question:

"Currently, you cannot change your username— there is simply too much information tied to each account. You may, however, sign up for a new account with the username that you desire."


Of course, this notion is a little suspicious... unless their databases are organized in a very un-futureproof manner. My guess is that they just don't want loads of people changing them all the time, and/or want to keep the permalinks more perma, so they continue to show up in web search results. Those are both decent reasons, but still... I feel your pain.
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Phil Harnish, Software Engineer

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There are additional complications now that YouTube accounts can be linked to Google accounts.
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Andreas Giagos

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MY acount is Romaleos97 and I hate it!!!!! I have the same problem!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH :(
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robertpaden89

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I want to change my username without losing my videos.. it takes lots of time to re upload them all....my user name was demoninsidethem hahaha and i dont like it anymore.... i hope youtube will allow us to change it.. or even to put alternative username without deleting the old one....tanx
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Yeah my husband is not happy that when I signed up ages ago I used my ex-husband's last name. And I don't have time to re-upload everything to a new account. geez. Tried sending my husband a youtube song - oh guess what? came to his email with my previous husband's name attached to mine. Not happy.
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deividsonaraujo15

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why the hell can't we change our accounts names
i dont see any reason
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mattcaldwell1683

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in that case you should takethe time to make a new one. I would be pissed off to, that is just disrespectful, how would you feel if he was using his ex wife name and throughing it in your face by sending you stuff on it like that? Its just disrespectful and if you cant care for his feelings enough to put him over something stupid like youtube then maybe you dont deserve for him to care about your feelings
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lander schellens

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i realy want to change it btw i set sabaton4ever as a username and now it is lander schellens
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lander schellens

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please fix it fast
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Hal Stein

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I had a user name that I was perfectly satisfied with. I have used it over the years in posting comments under various videos. About a month ago, I posted a comment and was shocked to see my full name posted instead of the user name I had been using. I certainly didn't authorize the change. Anyone know how to contact YouTube customer service to get them to restore my preferred user name?
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how can i change my user name on youtube
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Eric Suesz

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burim2008, did you read the answers that Orin and Rammi gave?
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Orin Zebest

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You CAN NOT change your user name. YouTube will not allow you. If you want to have a new name, you must create a new account. This is the ONLY way to "change" your name.
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eric wen i need goo oor enter too cgange my user name please expalin me ok see u best reards burim .
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you can not change your user log in, once you have subscribed you will
be stuck with it for ever. you should really choose a name that you
will be happy with
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Dave

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Damn, I really wanted to change mah name... oh well a new account it is
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Cal Wootton

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shut up fatty
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yehh true i made a new account and it seemz like u did too
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riyadh

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i want to make a new account on my email-adress but it doesn't work
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jenelyn_manita

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i want to make new account in you tube
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brii

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yes i have that save problem i have about 15 videos and alot of subscriptions but i want to chaange my username its stupid
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lax8196

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ya i just made my youtube name the same as my s/n, e-mail adress and everything else but then me and my friends started making a backyard wrestling leage just like fooling around called BKWL and now its weird cuz my channels called lax8196 and my videos are titled BKWL... so i really hope the upgrade that they makers of youtube are making involve the ability to change your user name
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josh

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im realy bummed out you cant change ure name!!!
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tyler

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me to my is narusukicon its soo stupid
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Leon

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My name is hyru913, so lame.
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Amy Lauraa Faulkner

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Mine's 'Lipstickchops'. Think yourself lucky :L
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clairefox4

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I hate my name, it kinda sucks that you can't change it. If it messes up the database to much, think how many accounts are made/deleted in about 1 month? I mean really! It would be WAY easier if they let you change your name.
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I would like to know if i can at least make a new account in youtube with the same email. Is it possible? Cuz i really don't want to have to create a new Email also.
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czhou321

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i want i new one to so i deleted my account and tried to make a new one. It did not work, now i wish i just keep my account. A really really retarted name is way better than nothing!
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darmanin.angela

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obviously we cant guys...
soo dont even bother thinkin about it...
just keep ur account the way it is... or else bb videos, subscriptions and rates... at least thats what im planning to do...! =]
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Sonalli Andrews

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Well it seems u can't change the account but rather create a whole new one...when doing this be sure to eliminate the first one...it offers you to remove ur vids too so done panic...but its stupid u cant change ur name
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oliveracarll

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i know
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brandy

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i want to no how to chang user my name Brandyred12 and i am not 12 any more i am 15 so someone help me pls i dont want to lose my subs or friends or vids so if any one Knows i want to no too ok thx bye.
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Spartan117

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Brandy, the best way to change the age that I know of is to go to edit account and write your age in the "About Me" in your channel.
Hope I helped!:D
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Ellyza Cua

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uh me too. my account name is ellyzasoranaruto07 (NARUTO SUCKS!! bcoz my cousin created that account ... arrgh..) I only like sora in kh... :(
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well you can't. its impossble unless you make a new account but that will delete all ur vids and subsriptions so yeah....sorry.....:(
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well, you can't change your username, but there is something that might get youtube to change that. Maybe, all of us who really want to change our username can send messages to youtube that say to make it so that we can change our usernames. i can start a foward email that says that on youtube, and if you agree with this idea give me your youtube username so i can forward it to you so you can sign it. then once enough people have signed i will send it to youtube. it just might work
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Michael Alforque

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well yeah.. all of us really want to change our username.. maybe thats why were all here looking for answers..
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Its really sad, Google could do some simple cheap programming and add a feature to youtube that allows you to have a LOGIN and a screename that would be shown for your videos and such, it wouldn't cost them much if everyone starts pushing for it, MAYBE THEY'LL CHANGE IT! its worth a try?!