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- To add featured channels on YouTube, on your desktop, sign in to your YouTube account and go to “Your Channel” and select > “Customize Channel.”
- Then click on “layout” and go to the “Featured Section” part. There, click “+ Add Section” and from the list, choose > “Featured Channels”.
- Now select the title and type in the “Section Title” box and then scroll down in the “Search Box”.
- Click the search icon and type the name of the channel you want to add. From the result, it ‘marks’ the channel and searches for the rest of the channels in a similar way.
- Next, on the right side, in the “Channels in section” section, you can check which channels you have selected for this featured channel. Check and press the button > “Done”.
- Now, to place the newly created “featured channel” at the top of the home page, grab the horizontal lines and drag them up.
- Once done, refresh your home page and see how your newly created “featured channel” appeared.
What are the featured channels on YouTube?
Featured channels are the ones you add to your YouTube channel home page as featured. YouTube offers a flexible feature to create up to 10 sections on the home page.
For example, on the homepage of a popular motivational YouTuber, you might have seen the different sections like Uploads, Meditation Uploads, Motivational Videos, Podcast Uploads, etc. And all the related videos in their respective headers, so when a user visits your channel, they’ll have a quick glance of everything available on your channel.
Also, in the “Featured Channels” section you can see those YouTube channels that you want to show to your subscribers. Here you add YouTube channels other than your own as a recommendation or featured.
YouTubers often add this channel to their homepage to promote their loved one’s channel and get traffic through popular channels. If viewers liked the channels they added, the viewer will come back to search for more such content and get more subscribers and popularity.
Video on how to add featured channels on YouTube:
How to Add Featured Channels on YouTube – Desktop
Follow the steps below to add featured channels on YouTube:
Step 1: Open your channel > CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL
First, on desktop, open your YouTube channel. Make sure you’re signed in to your YouTube channel, as many people don’t access the YouTube channel from their desktop. Also, check your internet connection.
Now, after you log in to your YouTube channel, go to your channel’s “Home Page” and there on the top right you will find an option in blue, speaking > “CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL” next to “Manage Videos”.
Click “CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL” and the “Channel Customization” tab will open.
_Featured_Sections”>Step 2: Go to “Design” > Featured Sections
Under the “Channel Personalization” tab, you’ll find options like design, branding, and basic information, right below where “Channel Personalization” is written.
From there, select > “Design” and go to the second option, which is “Featured Sections”.
In the “featured section” you can create up to 10 different types of sections that will be displayed on the home page of your channel. Here you will also see pre-created sections and an option to “+ ADD SECTION”.
Step 3: Click “+ ADD SECTION” and choose “Featured Channels”
Now, to add a ‘featured channel’, click > “+ ADD SECTION” and from the pop-up menu list, select > “Featured Channels”.
A new tab will then appear on the screen to create a “featured channel” section. There, you first need to go to the search box to search for channels and add them to this featured section.
Step 4 – Find and choose channels
Go down in the search box, where is the “search icon” and typed > “Any channel on YouTube”. Click on it.
Next, you need to find the YouTube channels you want to add in this section.
For that, type the YouTube name and you will get the result just below.
Check the channel name and it will be added to the section. To add the next channel, uncheck the search box and type the second name and so on.
On the right side, in the “Channels in section” section, you can see which channels you have selected for this section.
Also, after selection, if you want to change the order, just drag and drop them as you like.
Step 5: Provide title name and click “DONE” to save
After selecting the channels, the next thing to do is to “select the title” for the section. You’ll find the “Section Title” box at the top left of the tab.
Type a name in the “Section Title” box.
Assign the name of the title for the type of channels you have selected.
Here the point to note is that you can select whatever name you want for the section and you can use emojis.
Once you are done with the headline, scroll down to the bottom right corner of the page and hit the > “DONE” button to save and a new featured section will be created.
Step 6 – Drag up and click POST
Now you will find all the created sections in the list and the newly created ones at the bottom of the list.
To place it on top, simply move the section up. To do this, take the two horizontal lines and drag them to the position where you want to place them.
Once done, go to the top right corner of the page and hit the “PUBLIC” button.
And it’s done.
To check how it looks, go back to your channel’s home page and refresh the tab. You will see the newly created channel at the top.
Can I add featured channels on iPhone?
Yes, you can add the “Featured Channels” section on your iPhone, but not through the YouTube app.
You should also use “Safari Browser” in “Desktop Mode”.
So, to add “Featured Channels” on iPhone, follow the steps:
🔴 Steps to follow:
Step 1: On your iPhone, open “Safari Browser” and open your YouTube channel.
Step 2: Now for iOS 13 users, click the “aA” icon in the left corner of the address bar and select the “Request Desktop Website” option, while iOS 12 and earlier users tap the icon “Update”, go to the right corner of the address bar and choose “Request desktop site”.
Step 3: Once done, go to “Your Channel” and select > “Customize Channel”.
Step 4: Then click > “Layout” and go to the “Featured Section” part. There, click “+ Add Section” and from the list, choose > “Featured Channels”.
Step 5: Now select the title and type in the “Section Title” box and then scroll down to the “Search Box”.
Step 6: Click the search icon and type the name of the channel you want to add. From the result, it ‘marks’ the channel and searches for the rest of the channels in a similar way.
Step 7: Then, on the right side, in the “Section Channels” section, you can see which channels you have selected for this section. Check and press the button > “DONE” in the lower right corner.
Step 8: Hit the ‘POST‘button at the top.
Step 9: Now, to place the newly created Featured Channel at the top of the home page, grab the horizontal lines and drag them up.
Once done, refresh your home page and see how it looks.
The bottom lines:
Featured channels are the ones you add to your home page as featured for viewers.
The above procedure is the simplest and most effective way to add featured channels. Follow the steps presented to obtain worthy results.