14.06.2024

YouTube will have unique aliases like @username

Now it will be easier to communicate with the authors, tag them in the videos and mention them in the comments. vida-username-d893190.jpg” alt=”YouTube will have unique aliases like @username” />

Viktor Podvolotsky

Lifehacker Author

YouTube will have unique @username aliases

YouTube has officially announced “Handles”. These are identifiers for channels like @username – almost like in Telegram.

This handle will act as a unique channel URL. For example, if you select the alias @user123, then the channel URL will look like this: https://youtube.com/@user123.

Previously, only creators with more than 100 subscriptions were allowed to have their own URL, but now there are no restrictions. At the same time, the alias itself can be different from the channel name.

A user's alias can be mentioned in Shorts, tagged in comments or directly in the video, or simply searched on YouTube. This will simplify the interaction between authors and viewers, representatives of the service are sure.

You can get your handle on YouTube.com/handle. The innovation will spread gradually, over several weeks.