Why do I want to use a different name on YouTube?
I am going through a rebranding exercise, bringing personal YouTube channel, “Vu Long Tran” to my new brand, “Deja Vu Guides”, so that I can create a website and social media channels to focus on my How To Guides that I love creating and writing.
That way there is less confusion over my tech guides via my personal experience and storytelling, etc.
How to use a different name on YouTube than your Google Account
Here’s the process that I went through to set “Deja Vu Guides” as my YouTube profile.
Step 1- Confirm your YouTube account
Go to your account settings and click Confirm your name on YouTube.
Step 2 – Have in mind a Google account for my “Deja Vu Guides” profile
Right now, you can select a variety of Google and YouTube accounts to associate a YouTube account for (as you’ll see in the screenshot below). As I have one already, I am going to use my “Deja Vu Guides” my Google+ page.
- Use your Google+ pages (if you have any)
- Use your current YouTube username
- Create a new name
- Use your Google Account name
Step 3 – (Google+ Page users) Go to Advanced Account Settings
Step 4 – Select Google+ page to move
Step 5 – Confirm that you’d like to move it
Step 6 – You’ll receive a confirmation page
Step 7 – Log in using your Google+ page
Step 8 – Enjoy using your different name now with your YouTube account