Add A Featured Channel To Your YouTube Channel

Adding a Featured Channel to your YouTube Channel is a great cross promotion technique. If you have other successful YouTube Channels, or you have a friend who does, you/they can add your Channel as a Featured Channel to their YouTube Channel.
If you’re starting another YouTube Channel and you want to get some quick traffic from your existing Channel(s) you can do the same.
In today’s video, I show you how to quickly and easily add a Featured Channel to your own Channel.

And as I mentioned, it’s a great way to drive traffic to your YouTube Channel from other successful ones.
Even if the Channel isn’t successful, you can join up with some other Channels who have similar content and cross promote each other.
So if you have people you know who are starting out with their channel just like you, you can join up and help promote each others Channel. This way your views and Subscribers increase a lot more than going it alone.
To set this up, it’s very straight forward to do…
To add a Featured Channel, go to your Channel – you do this by clicking on the top, clicking on your name and clicking on My Channel.
On the right of the page you have an area called Featured Channels. Click on the Add channels button.
It then opens a box where you can add as many Featured Channels as you like to the side of your YouTube Channel.
You can even change the name of the title from Featured Channels to whatever you like.
To edit or add to the list, click on the pencil icon that appears when you hover over it. You can delete, edit or add Channels if you wish.
That’s how easy it is to add a Featured Channel.
Watch the video below to get the steps to do it. And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.


  • Claudette says:

    I would like to know how to embed other videos into the end of your video, so viewers can select other videos of yours to watch.
    Also recently I saw one channel where the artist puts up a 3 sec ad, advertising her future concerts. I noticed this add was on her older videos too. So it’s no something that she has created within the video but rather something has created on her channel.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Jake says:

    David my friend has a channel and i am trying to add him under featured channels, however it says that his channel does not exist, what should we do

    • David Walsh says:

      Hey Jake,
      Do you have the right URL for his Channel? It seems there’s something going wrong somewhere.
      Double check on the Channel/URL and make sure it’s correct.

  • Shelly says:

    Do the channels get notified if you add them to your featured channel list?

  • Sandra says:

    Hi David,
    I read your post, it’s really interesting. I was wondering if featured channels could also apply to channels for the same company in different languages. In other words, if my company has a YouTube channel in its native language + the English YouTube channel separate, what would you recommend to manage content?
    Thanks a lot!

  • Harvey says:

    Hey, you know the guide you put up to add featured channels to your channel’s page. Well I tried to do that but I can’t seem to find the option to add a featured channel, do you have to have you’re channel verified for it to work or am I missing something?

  • KEVIN JONES says:

    Hi david,can you please tell me why youtube mp3 free registration is not working want to download youtube songs via car to listen to own personal use .The youtube mp3 has worked before but not now,iam wary of using other sites to do the same thing but may contain malware viruses or even payment even though it says there are free.Could you please help about youtube mp3 or even a safe site so i can listen to songs with peace of mind without hassle free thank you.

  • colin says:

    hello david i just started my youtube channel and have about 12 subscribers and i want to feature my friends channels but when i type there usernames into the featured channel box it says it can’t find them.
    plz help.

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