Don’t have 100 followers on YouTube? Don’t worry, you can now grab your @ handle no matter how many followers you have.

YouTube recently announced that all YouTube users can now personalize their accounts with @ handles. Before, this was just an option for established creators that had at least 100 subscribers. The handles will be used with channel pages, Shorts and other YouTube areas so your staff should grab their branded handle if it’s available and you should grab your own personal handle as well.

YouTube has begun sending out emails about this so maybe you’ve already seen it and changed yours, but here are a couple links to help you with this new update:

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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