How to Change Your YouTube Channel Layout

How do you change your YouTube channel layout? Good question considering your layout can either make or break your viewers experience and likelihood of them subscribing.

Unfortunately YouTube recently changed it’s own platforms layout…again…leaving the option to change your channels design much more elusive than before — but I finally found it!

First off, I base the majority of these tutorials from the feedback or common questions I receive and “How do I change your YouTube channel Layout” has come up a lot since these new changes were introduced because older tutorials available are now obsolete.

SEE ALSO: How to Change your YouTube Channel name from Google Plus

Now this will be a basic tutorial on simply how to access the options to change your YouTube channel layout and I suggest taking the time to dig in and discover what works best for you.

youtube channel design layout change

Currently there are four designs to choose from

Depending on your content strategy and types of videos you upload you can choose from four different design layouts for your YouTube channel.

  1. Overview: A snapshot of what your channel is all about, including popular uploads, recent likes, recent posts, etc.
  2. Blogger: A reverse chronological list of your recent uploads or a featured playlist.
  3. Everything: A featured video from a playlist with a group of featured playlists and channels.
  4. Live Broadcaster: A featured live event with a comments module and events module

Keep in mind changing your YouTube channels layout is not permanent and can be changed.

YouTube also displays a hand preview on the lower half of the screen for you to see the changes prior to saving.

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When it came to deciding the YouTube layout for my channel I chose to use Blogger because I can feature the Social Media Minute playlist right below our most recent episode. This works well for my strategy and may not be the best choice for your channel, so don’t be afraid to change your YouTube channel layout if you are not getting the response you’d like.

If you haven’t heard by now, video is beginning to play a major role in content marketing. So now is probably a good time to dust off your old channel and spend more time creating engaging video.

By the way, I’m not sure how many of you know this, but if you have any questions about the process or YouTube please leave them in the comments below, this helps keep me on my A-game and helps me decide which tutorial to produce next!

What YouTube design layout did you choose for your channel?

Author: Jacob Curtis

An early advocate of digital media, Jacob has observed and participated in the evolution and adoption of social media in connecting people online.

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  • Heather Stone

    Hi Jacob,
    Video is already a great draw of online traffic but certainly distinguishing the look of your YouTube channel is one more way to set yourself apart. Thanks, as always, for sharing with the BizSugar community!

    • Jacob Curtis

      Great feedback @heather_stone:disqus ! You’re very welcome! I’m all about BizSugar!