YouTube has announced that all users will soon be able to choose unique @ creator handles, similar to Twitter’s.
Every YouTube user will have a unique handle that applies across the platform, from channel pages to Shorts.
We want to ensure creators can craft an identity as unique as their content, while giving viewers the confidence that they are interacting with their favorite creators.YouTube
Over the next month, YouTube start will notifying creators when they can choose a handle for their channel. Handles will be unique and every user will have one, however, the timing of when a creator will get access to the handles selection process depends on a number of factors, including overall YouTube presence, subscriber count and whether the channel is active or inactive.
This is the latest update in YouTube’s fight against spam and impersonator accounts. Earlier this year, the platform stopped channels from hiding their subscriber count. Last year, it also disabled the dislike count across all videos on its platform.