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YouTube Channel Redesign: An Overview and Some Quick Tips

Posted on the 14 March 2013 by Cendrinemedia @cendrinemedia

Last week was a time of major announcements in the social media world. Google+ profiles and pages got a new look and Facebook introduced its revamped News Feed.

But it was not all. The new YouTube Channels are officially here!

Today, I spent a couple of hours looking around YouTube, editing my profile, and taking screenshots.

Google outdid itself. The new channels are sleek, and more interactive and engaging than ever! Plus, they have been optimized to fit all screens (laptops, phones, tablets, TVs).

Overview of the new YouTube Channels

New YouTube Profile

New YouTube profile

New YouTube profile

New YouTube profile

New YouTube profile

Editing your Channel

Just mouse over the section you want to edit.

  • Bio, social media profile links, profile banner

editing youtube profile

editing youtube profile

Dimensions for the banner can be found here.

editing youtube profile

  • Trailer


editing youtube profile

  • Featured sections

Editing new youtube profile

Editing new youtube profile

 A few tips to make your Channel pop

Take full advantage of the new redesign. Optimize your profile as much as possible:

  • Fill out your bio with concise and relevant information.
  • Add links to your website(s), blog(s), and social media profiles in the About section.
  • Your channel art (banner) can contain text. So, why not include a call to action?
  • Create a trailer to entice people to subscribe to your channel.
  • Use the featured sections under your trailer to display your most popular videos, tags, and / or playlists.

Feeling like upgrading to the new Channel layout? Visit

Now, it’s your time to speak. What do you think about the redesign? 

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This article by Cendrine Marrouat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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