To get a custom URL on YouTube channel, your account needs to meet these requirements:
— Be in good standing
— Have 100 or more subscribers (which is not required as per the video. I only had 5 subscribers at the point of recording this video)
— Be at least 30 days old
— Have an uploaded photo as channel icon
— Have uploaded channel art
If you’re qualified for a custom URL, you’ll see a notice in your advanced account settings, receive an email notification, and may see a notification in your Creator Studio dashboard.
How to get Custom URL for YouTube channel 2015 – 2016
To get your custom URL, follow these steps:
Sign in to YouTube Channel with your Gmail and click on My Channel from the left hand side menu.
Then you have to click on the SMALL GEAR box as shown below:
It will open up a pop up and you will see something like this:
Enable the 3rd option which says “Customize the layout of your channel” and hit “Save.”
It will now have a SUBSCRIBE button. You will also see Home, Videos, Playlists and other options.
You will be able to proceed further with the advanced settings to get custom url on YouTube channel (if you meet the requirements).
Watch this video below to see the further steps.
If you didn’t like the video above then here is the transcript.
Go to your advanced account settings.
Under “Channel settings,” select the link to claim your custom URL.
In the “Get a custom URL” box, you’ll see the custom URL(s) you’ve been approved for.
You can’t change these, but you may need to add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you.
Select the box next to “I agree to the Terms of Service,” then click Change URL.
Keep in mind that the custom URL will be linked to both your YouTube channel and your Google+ identity.
Once your URL has been approved, you can’t request to change it.
When you’re sure this is the URL you want, click Confirm choice.