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YouTube custom URL not working for many YouTube channel owners even after qualifying for eligibility criteria.

A custom URL is an easy-to-remember channel URL that Youtubers can share with their audience. You can select an available custom URL based on the Display name, YouTube username, current vanity URLs, and linked website name.

YouTubers can easily set their custom URL which will display as: 


YouTube offers channel owners access to choose their own custom URL. A custom URL helps Youtubers linking their channels easily and hence it is considered important to create a custom URL for your channel.

To create a custom URL for a Youtube channel, your account needs to:

  • Have 100 or more subscribers.
  • Be at least 30 days old.
  • Have an uploaded profile picture.
  • Have uploaded banner image.

However, Youtube reserves the right to change, reclaim, or remove custom URLs at any time.

Given this permission, still many Youtube channel owners have turned to Google and Twitter posting complaints that the Youtube custom URL is not working for them.

One poster wrote: “I’ve qualified, enabled, and published my custom URL but it’s not displaying on the URL web address.”

Another complaint goes like this: “My channel is 30 days old, my channel has 100 subscribers, my channel has a logo and channel art has been installed, yet the option to enable custom channel of my channel is not coming.”
Youtube has recently come up with new URL schemes and meeting the eligibility requirements may not be enough for custom URLs. A comment from the Youtube Product Expert suggests that things might not be as simple as they seem:

“Once you complete the requirements the feature must be enabled by YouTube and THEN you must wait until YouTube actually offers you a choice of URL(s) to choose from:

If you’re eligible for a custom URL, you’ll see a notice in your basic info setting, get an email notification, and may see a notification in your Channel dashboard.

You get to accept or decline the said offer. The timing of the offer is completely up to YouTube and there is nothing you can do to speed it up.

You can not create a Custom URL from scratch.”


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