Your YouTube channel icon is your profile picture. It's the icon that displays to other viewers for your videos and channel on YouTube watch pages.
The default icon for your channel is the image associated with your Google Account. You can see this image in the top right corner of the page when you're signed in to YouTube and other Google services. If you want to change this image, you can modify it in your Google Account settings.
You can no longer edit your channel icon or channel art on mobile devices. Use a computer to follow the instructions below.
Channel art shows as a background or banner at the top of your YouTube page. You can use it to brand your channel's identity and give your page a unique look and feel.
Use the guidelines and examples below to set up your design. Keep in mind that channel art looks different on computer, mobile, and TV displays — larger images may be cropped. For the best results on all devices, we recommend uploading one 2560 x 1440 px image. See how channel art displays on different devices.
Feature changes for customizing your YouTube channel
Translated channel sections and vertical section layout will be discontinued July 15, 2020. We’re also redesigning featured channels to increase visibility on mobile. These features were rarely used and we’re removing them to simplify your experience, as well as focus on bringing channel customization to YouTube Studio later this year. Learn more.
Your channel is where you can organize your video content for your audience. As a channel owner, you can add videos, links, and info about yourself or your channel for visitors to explore.