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Youtube want to change username


thumbscrew

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Just tried and failed to sign in to Youtube. Box appeared and told me that I must change my sign in details to use my full name. Anyone ditto?

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Chronos the 2nd

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Nope just signed out and signed back in using my usual Google account details. So not sure why you are getting that request but it sounds dodgy so I would certainly not give out these details.

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thumbscrew

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Thanks Chronos, looked kosher and I can't sign in with my correct details??

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thumbscrew

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My brother's just called me, same thing for him, seems like it's genuine and they're forcing everyone to display their Google registration name to post.Do a search on it.

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Chronos the 2nd

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As I said did not happen to me.

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lotvic

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YouTube sign in, you use your email address and Password.

I kept getting that YouTube wants to use my proper name from my Google account.

After getting tangled up in the flipping thing, I finally backtracked to original screen clicked on 'I don't want to' and on next window clicked on the icon button of 2 people and 'want to use 2 names' and voila, I got my home page and nothing changed except a green strip notice at the top that said 'You have not updated your name Learn more about using your full name on YouTube, and update at any time'

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thumbscrew

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Hello lotvic, I got so frustrated that I opted for the change, posted a test reply on there and my name's now proudly displayed for all to see....regretting it already!

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lotvic

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You can edit it back, you have that option, I'll log in later and try to find the option.

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thumbscrew

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Thanks amigo.

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