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How to Add a Featured Channel to Your YouTube Account

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As a content creator, you may have come to the conclusion that you have a need for a second channel on YouTube, or perhaps you are part of a bigger content team and are looking for a way to cross-pollinate your audience. Featuring channels on your YouTube homepage is a great tool to do exactly that.

Adding featured channels to your own YouTube channel is simple! In this article, we will be going over how to add channels in desktop mode, but keep in mind it is still possible to do this from a mobile device.

  1. Step 1:

    Sign in to your YouTube account.

  2. Step 2:

    Click on “Customize Channel” in the upper right corner to launch the YouTube Studio Dashboard to begin your channel customization.

    Customize Channel button
  3. Step 3:

    You are allowed to add up to 12 new sections to your page! Check your featured sections and click on “+Add Section” in the top right to add a section to feature other channels on your YouTube’s featured channels section.

    Add Section button

    From here, you can also make playlists, show off a featured video, live streams, shorts, and popular YouTube videos.

  4. Step 4:

    Click on “Featured Channels” all the way at the bottom of the list. From there, you will have access to your featured channels list. Start by customizing the section title and search for any existing channel by either the channel username or URL that you may want to feature. Hold and drag the hamburger icon to rearrange the order that you will feature channels.

    Featured Channels
  5. Step 5:

    Publish your changes and then you’ll see the other channels you have chosen to feature on the front page of your own channel.

    Other channels being featured on your page

    Bonus: If you want to remove featured channels, click on the “edit contents section” and then the trash icon. When you hover over the trash icon, you will see that it says “Remove channel from the group.”

    Remove channel from group

If you look at almost any successful or popular channels, you’ll see that it includes channels that they may collaborate with often featured right on the channel’s main page. For example, Ludwig’s YouTube features several different channels that he is a part of. As does MrBeast on his own channel with his own projects, Pokimane with hers, and so on and so forth when you take a look at any channel with established YouTube viewing history.

Featured Channels used by other YouTubers

If you promote your friend’s channels on your channel page, while they are doing the same for you, it is a great way to grow an audience together, especially if you all have similar YouTube channels and are all producing quality videos.

Though featuring your new channel on an already established YouTube channel is not enough to gain YouTube views or subscribers on its own, it is still a great tool to utilize in order to direct eyes to specific channels. Of course, in order for this to be successful, the featured channel still needs to be putting in all of the effort needed to grow on the platform, such as good channel design and creating quality videos with a catchy video title and thumbnail.