Shorts US 100% Launch, New Trending Music Badges, Comments Filter Updates, and MORE!

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Hello Insiders! This week we’re covering the ability for Creators to change their channel name and profile picture without updating their Google account, Shorts expansion to 100% of US Creators, a Comments filter update, YT Kids expansion, and more.

Check it out and leave us your comments and questions below!


0:00 Intro
0:08 Updating Your Channel Name and Profile Picture Without Changing Your Google Account
1:35 [Update] “I Haven’t Responded” Filter Update
2:02 [Launch] New Trending Music Badges on the Watch Page
2:30 [Launch] YouTube Kids Now Available in New Countries
3:06 [Launch] Shorts US 100% Launch

Links and Q&A:
Will changing just your Channel avatar but not your Channel name result in loss of verification? No, you will not lose your verification badge if you update just your Channel avatar.
Will updating your Google name or avatar update your YouTube Channel name? No, if you choose to change your Google account name or avatar your YouTube Channel name and profile picture will remain the same.
Update Your Channel Name and Profile Picture Help Center:
Update Your Channel Name and Profile Picture Video:
YT Community Guidelines:
Shorts US Expansion Help Center:


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