YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing website, has introduced a new feature in the shape of Username handles. This new addition to the Google-owned streaming platform will make it easier for viewers to find new content and communicate with their favorite producers and other users.
In order to make channels and its associated Shorts easily identifiable, we’ll be including handles on those sites and in the titles themselves. Mentioning one another in discussions, communities, video descriptions, and more will soon be easier and faster.
YouTube launches a new Username Handles Feature
YouTube viewers shouldn’t have too much trouble adjusting to the new style, considering @username handles already exist on popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, YouTube “@” handles will vary slightly from channel names. While it’s possible for two individual creators to create channels with the same name, each user’s @username will be distinct.
All content producers on YouTube will be allowed to use these identifiers. YouTube states that everyone can have their own @handle regardless of channel size or the number of subscribers.
Remember that channel names will likely remain in use for the foreseeable future. YouTube has announced that handles will be accepted as an “alternative option” to identify a channel alongside channel names.
YouTube Studio releases the following statement:
“If a channel already has a personalized URL, that will become their default handle; or they can choose to change the handle for their channel as soon as the notification arrives in YouTube Studio.”
The Availability of the feature depends on several factors
As of next month, the company plans to implement the new function, it has announced. It will alert the creator when the time comes to select a username for their channel.
It has been reported that a creator’s eligibility to participate in the handles selection process is dependent on a number of variables, including the creator’s overall YouTube presence, the creator’s subscriber count, and whether or not the channel is currently active.