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How to prepare for the new channels design!

By iJustine


Hey everyone!

I’m excited to announce that, starting today, you’ll see some channels on YouTube have a new design (including mine!).  The new YouTube One Channel is only in limited beta now, but soon everyone will be able to use the new channel design.

Below are some tips that will help you get ready. Also, check out my new channel and some of the other channels that are using the new design- DeStorm, EpicMealTime, SORTED, MysteryGuitarMan, LOUD and Geek & Sundry.  

Tips to get ready

1) Create a channel trailer to get people to subscribe

On your new channel, you can show a trailer that will only appear to viewers who aren’t already subscribed to your channel. This is your chance to let visitors know what your channel is all about and tell them why they should subscribe!  Keep it short and to the point, and include a clear call to action inviting your audience to subscribe.

2) Create some channel art

Channel art is how you can express the personality of your channel wherever it is seen, whether on a mobile phone, a tablet, a TV, or in a hovercard anywhere on the site!  Here is a template and guidelines on how to start creating channel art that will look great.

Once you have these things done setting up your new channel shouldn’t take more than a few minutes!

iJustine has been on YouTube since 2006. Her channels have more than 2.5M combined subscribers.