Create a new channel that has your real name on it? Read to find out how to switch to a username.
May 1, 2012 5:14 PM
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Account set-up, sign-in, and configuration
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If you've created a Channel using your Google+ profile and would like to switch from using your Google+ identity to a traditional YouTube username, you can do this from your YouTube account settings.
Click on your name/email in the upper right of the screen to open your account options.
Under the YouTube section on the left, click YouTube settings
In the Account Information area, click the Advanced link, found under your email address
Under Channel Settings, click Rename channel
You'll then be able to enter a YouTube username. Remember that your YouTube username must be unique; you can't choose a username that someone's already created.
Check the box that says "I understand that my channel will be renamed." and then click the Create Username button. Your identity and Channel URL will be updated to reflect your new username. If you've already changed your channel URL, you'll be prompted to change your username to reflect that URL.