What is Youtube Handles ?
To begin with, Wiseband presents a new way for users of the platform to find your YouTube account more easily. From now on, YouTube is a place where users can watch but also download content, but it is also a place for communication and interaction with a whole community.
That’s why YouTube is launching Youtube Handles, a new way to easily find and interact with creators on YouTube. From now on, each channel will have a unique ID, making it easier for fans to discover content and interact with the creators they love.
How does it work?
First of all, an ID will appear on channel pages, making them immediately and consistently recognizable. It will soon be easier and faster to be mentioned in comments, community posts, video descriptions and more.
For example, creators can be mentioned in comments or tagged in the title of a recent collaboration, increasing their visibility and reach to new audiences.
IDs join channel names as another way to identify a YouTube channel, but unlike channel names, IDs are actually unique for each channel, allowing creators to establish their distinct presence and brand on YouTube.
In other words, handles will join channel names as another way to identify a YouTube channel, but unlike channel names, handles are actually unique for each channel.
How do you access them?
First of all, YouTube has started to inform creators when they can choose an alias for their channel. In most cases, if a channel already has a custom URL, that will become its default ID.
Otherwise, you can choose to change your channel’s ID by receiving a notification in YouTube Studio. When a creator will have access to the nickname selection process depends on a number of factors, such as overall presence on YouTube, number of subscribers, and whether the channel is active or inactive.
In addition, when you choose your name, YouTube also creates a corresponding URL (e.g. youtube.com/@youngjoseph) so that creators can easily direct viewers to their content when they are not on YouTube. If a channel already has a custom URL, there is no need to update the links. In fact, they will automatically redirect to the new URL based on the ID, creating a better and more unified presence for creators on YouTube.
WARNING: Wiseband and Youtube reserve the right to refuse access to an “Official Artist Channel”, even if you meet the required criteria.
Now, if you want to start distributing your first music on YouTube, you can start here with Wiseband 🙂