An individual identifier for a YouTube channel is called a channel ID. It can be used to access a channel’s stats, playlists, videos, and other features and information.
Finding YouTube channel ID can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are easy ways to find channel ID without having to search through all of the videos and settings. Finding a YouTube channel ID can be done in different ways depending on whether you own the channel or not. So here’s how.
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How to find your channel ID
1. Sign in to YouTube. In the top-right, click your profile picture and select Settings.
2. From the left-hand menu, select Advanced settings.
3. You’ll see your channel’s user and channel IDs.
How to find someone else’s channel ID
1. Visit the channel page you’re interested in, right-click on your browser (we are using Google Chrome), and select View Page Source.
2. Press Control + F, type channelid and press Enter.
3. You’ll see something like “UCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” where UCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the channel ID.
Why YouTube Channel ID is important
As a content creator, knowing your YouTube channel ID can be useful for various purposes. Here are some reasons why it’s important:
- You can use your channel ID to refer to your channel in certain apps and services that require it. For example, you can use your channel ID to access YouTube Analytics API, which allows you to retrieve statistics and data about your channel and videos.
- You can use your channel ID to customize your channel URL or create a vanity URL for your channel. For example, you can change your channel URL from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to https://www.youtube.com/c/YourChannelName by using your channel ID.
- You can use your channel ID to protect and monetize your content using Content ID, which is a system that identifies and manages copyrighted content on YouTube. With Content ID, you can claim ownership of your content and decide how it is handled on YouTube.
With this information in hand, you should have no trouble finding the right channel ID for any of your YouTube accounts.