YouTube has announced that channel handles are coming to users and channel creators so they can easily connect. Those are similar to Instagram handles and are uniquely assigned to each profile. The feature release will be in stages, so it may take a while before everyone gets a chance to pick up their own handle.
In the past, YouTube has introduced unique channel URLs, but the handles make it easy to tag someone in comments, videos, and the handle also appears on YouTube shorts. Another added benefit of having a handle is being recognized by the community. Unlike the channel names, the handles are unique.
Each creator will have the opportunity to select their own “@handle” after receiving an email notifying them that the time has come. Those who haven’t chosen a handle after November 14th will be assigned an auto-generated one based on the channel name. After that it can still change, of course.
In addition to containers. YouTube is now allowing all channels to choose a URL and will remove the requirement to have at least 100 subscribers to be assigned a unique URL.