[2021] How to change your YouTube banner and Upload links on it (With screenshots)

Before I answer your question on “How to change the YouTube banner,” here’s a short lesson with banners, restaurants, and human psychology.

Let’s assume that you’re hungry and you find 5 restaurants before you.

Also, assume that you have an infinite supply of money to pay for your food.

The first 4 restaurants do not have a banner or a place to display their name .

One shop has a stunning banner with its name written using a beautiful font.

Which restaurant would you choose?

I know you'd choose the one with the banner. That restaurant gave you a solid first impression compared to the other 4 restaurants.

That’s what your banner does with your YouTube channel.

A well-designed banner will attract the right visitors onto your YouTube and convert them into subscribers.

Without a YouTube banner you risk losing those subscribers.

In this blog post, I’ll explain how you can add a banner to your YouTube channel.

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The common dimensions of a YouTube banner

Use this picture as a general guide while designing your YouTube banner. This will help you identify the right dimensions while uploading your banner.

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Reference for Youtube banners

How to create your own YouTube banner?

It isn’t just enough to upload a banner on your YouTube channel. You need to upload a banner that is customized to your channel and it's content.

Here's a detailed guide to To create your custom YouTube banner. It will help you design and launch your banner on your YouTube channel.

Here’s an example of a YouTube banner I created using this guide:

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How to change the YouTube banner?

Here are 7 steps on “How to change your YouTube banner.” Let's go over them one by one.

Step 1: 

Design your Custom YouTube banner on Picmaker or hire a designer for it (although I'd rather you use our YouTube banner maker because it is easy and costs zero!) Having an average-looking banner does no good for your YouTube channel.

Use this detailed guide to understand the elements of a successful YouTube banner. I have broken down 7+ YouTube banners to help you realize the fundamentals of a good YouTube banner.

Step 2:

Go to your YouTube channel, and select your channel logo/ picture on the top right corner.

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Step 3:

Click on 'Your channel' tab.

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Step 4: 

Select the ‘Camera’ icon at the top right corner of your banner.  This will take you to your creator studio. 

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Step 5:

Select the ‘change’ button near banner image virtual holder. 

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Step 6:

Choose your YouTube banner file from your computer and click on ‘Open’. You will get a different pop-up if you’re on the Windows operating system.

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Step 7:

Verify if your YouTube banner has the right dimension and click on ‘Done’.

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Step 8: 

Select Publish and save your changes.

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Then click on 'View channel' to take a look at your new YouTube banner in action.

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Step 9:

Take a look at your new YouTube banner

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That’s me giving you 2 thumbs up for a job well done!

Here's a quick recap of all the steps you need to follow.

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If you have any doubts regarding changing your YouTube banner, please let me know in the comments, and I'll be happy to help.

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How to add website link to your YouTube channel?

You can add links to your Youtube channel using the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on 'Customize Channel.'

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Step 2:

Select the 'Basic Info' tab. 

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Step 3:

Copy the link from your website. For example my organization’s website URL is www.picmaker.com, which I copy from my website.

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Step 4:

Paste this URL into the ‘Links’ tab.

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Step 5:

Click on ‘Publish’ to save changes. 

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Then click on 'View Channel.

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Here’s a look at the youtube channel with the link to your website.

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How to add social media links to your YouTube banner?

After adding a custom YouTube banner to your channel, you can also add links to other social media accounts. 

You can add links to social media accounts like this.

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I’ll explain how you can add links to your website and other social media accounts on your YouTube channel.

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How to add Instagram links to Youtube channel?

Here are 3 steps to add instagram links to your YouTube channel.

Step 1:

Click on 'Customize channel.'

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Step 2:

Copy the link from your Instgram account and paste it onto your YouTube studio.

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Step 3:

Click on the ‘Publish’ button.

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Then click on 'View Channel.'

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Here’s a look at your YouTube channel with the link to your Instagram account.

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How to add Facebook links to your YouTube banner?

Here are 3 steps to add Facebook links to your YouTube channel.

Step 1:

Click on 'Customize channel.'

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Step 2:

Copy the link from your Facebook homepage and paste it here.

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Step 3:

Click on the ‘Publish’ button.

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Then click on 'View Channel.'

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Here’s your Facebook page link on your YouTube channel.

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That's all folks!

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If you have any doubts, feel free to leave it in the comments.

I'll be happy to get back to them.

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