Sunday, December 4, 2022

How to Add Featured Channels on YouTube (2022 Guide)

YouTube is a popular video-sharing platform, and people often use it daily, yet we are unaware of its features. Like, what is featured channels, How to add featured channels on YouTube? Also, the purpose behind including featured channels. Well, in this blog, we’ll address these questions individually.

Channels at the bottom of your channel’s homepage are featured channels. This feature is often used by YouTubers who own more than one YouTube channel and wish to grow their secondary channels. 

Sometimes two YouTubers use this strategy to boost one another’s channels. Indirectly, it helps both the YouTubers in terms of visibility, exposure, views, and subscriber count.

How to Add Featured Channels on YouTube

Here’s how you can add featured channels on YouTube. It’s simple and easy. We have to follow a few steps to add these featured channels to our channel.

  1. Open the YouTube channel on your laptop/desktop.
  2. Click on your profile photo in the upper right corner to continue.
  3. Choose Your channel from the profile section.
  4. Then select Customize Channel.
  5. Go to the Featured sections under the layout.
  6. Click Add Section.
  7. Under the Add section, select Featured channels.
  8. Choose a suitable title to place under the Selection title.
  9. Add any channel of your choice and click on Done.

Next, let’s talk about mobile devices. 

How to Add Featured Channels on YouTube Mobile 

Adding featured channels to YouTube via mobile device differs slightly from adding them via PC or laptop. Let us look at the steps 

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your mobile device and enter m.YouTube.com.
  2. In the browser’s upper right corner, click the 3 dots.
  3. After selecting the desktop site, click the channel icon.
  4. Then click on your channel and select customize channel.
  5. Under featured sections, click on the add section.
  6. Click on featured channels later.
  7. Choose a title to place under the selection title.
  8. Add any channel of your choice and click on Done.

Even on mobile, there are two platforms, Android and iOS. However, the steps for adding these featured channels on both platforms are identical. 

How to Feature Channels on YouTube on Android and iOS

The steps below will help you add featured channels to your Android and iOS devices.

  1. Enter m.YouTube.com in the Chrome browser on your mobile device.
  2. On the top right corner of the browser, click the three dots.
  3. After selecting the desktop site, click the channel icon.
  4. Select YouTube Studio from the dropdown.
  5. Click on customization below your channel Profile picture.
  6. Under featured sections, select the add section.
  7. Select featured channels from the list.
  8. Give a section Title and select channels of your choice that you want to feature on YouTube.
  9. Click Done.

This Channel Doesn’t Feature Any Other Channels

  1. Open m.YouTube.com through your chrome web browser on your mobile
  2. In the browser’s upper right corner, click the 3 dots.
  3. From the dropdown menu, choose the desktop site.
  4. Click the three lines that appear before the YouTube icon.
  5. Select settings from the dropdown list.
  6. Choose privacy and turn off keep all my saved playlists private and keep all my subscriptions private.
  7. Return to the home page once more.
  8. Click the Profile Icon.
  9. On the top of the page, you will see a list like Home, Videos, Playlists, and so on below your profile name.
  10. From the list, select the channel.

Now you can see a list of channels that weren’t previously visible.

YouTube Studio Featured Channels

  1. Open YouTube.
  2. Select your Profile.
  3. Click YouTube Studio
  4. Under Your Channel, select customization.
  5. Click on add section under featured sections.
  6. Go to featured channels.
  7. Give a selection title.
  8. Add any channel of your choice, and it’s done.

FAQ: How to Add Featured Channels on YouTube

Where is featured channel YouTube?

Featured channels are visible at the bottom of your channel’s homepage. When you have more than one YouTube channel, a featured section will help you promote them, or you can also promote someone else’s channel.

How do I link two YouTube channels?

There is no way to link two YouTube channels at the same time. We can manually upload the videos from one channel to another channel. With the help of the featured channel option, we can display the second channel under the first channel.

How do I get feature channels on my channel?

Login to YouTube → Go to your profile section → select YouTube studio → Go to the sidebar and click on customization → Under featured sections, click on add section → Select featured channels from the list → Select the channel and click on Done.

Why doesn’t my YouTube channel show up when I search for it?

You may have to wait a few days for your new channel or video to appear in YouTube search results.

Conclusion:

Now you know How to Add Featured Channel on YouTube. A featured channel can be used to promote one’s own YouTube channel or someone else’s channel. In either case, this is a win-win situation for both parties. We hope you enjoyed reading this article.

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Dhanya Narasimhamurthy
Dhanya Narasimhamurthy
Dhanya is a Content Writer, SEO and Digital Marketing enthusiast. She is a postgraduate in Commerce with over 10+ years of corporate experience in Market Research, ITO and BPO outsourcing and Competitive Intelligence.

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