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How to change YouTube URL name using a URL shortener tool?

Arslan Jadoon
4 minutes
how to change youtube url

You can shorten any Youtube URL name using a URL shortener. URL shorteners are useful tools for creating shorter, more manageable versions of long URLs.

No one likes to click a URL link with random characters. But when you make your URL look more professional and authentic. Then, you will get more clicks, and it will be easier for users to recognize what the link is about.
Create customized URLs that are visually appealing and help brand your content. Therefore, creating short custom URLs can make URLs easier to share, manage, and improve the branding of your content. This can be useful if you are promoting your YouTube channel.

Here’s how to change the Youtube URL name using Replug:

Step 1: Create a Replug account or sign in.

signin or create account

Step 2: Find the desired campaign on the main dashboard, or create a new one. 

Note: If you need help creating a new campaign, check out this guide: “Create a campaign in seconds.”

Select compaign 

Step 3: Paste the URL in the “URL to shorten” section below “Select your campaign.”

paste url

Step 4: Click the create button to see your new URL. 

click create

Step 5:  Look at the newly shortened version of your Youtube URL. 

new url

Step 6: Customize the URL by clicking the edit icon opposite the URL.

click edit icon

Step 7: Type your desired URL slug and click update at the bottom, and your new Replug URL is ready to share.

type new url and update

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Create deep links to increase Youtube views using a URL shortener

Deep links are shortened links directly open a specific location within a mobile app. This, in return, improves the user journey experience and increases the chance of conversions. 

YouTubers can also create deep links using a URL shortener tool. This tool can help influencers, brands, and others to get more views and clicks on their videos by delivering an unbreakable experience. 

For example, sharing a deep link will allow users to directly watch the video you intended without the hassle of signing up, logging in, or even searching the video on Youtube.
Deep linking is not only limited to Youtube. These links are helpful when sharing links to specific social media content or a specific product on your online store and other platforms.

To create a deep link using Replug, you’ll need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Sign in to Replug and click the drop-down icon in the top right corner. 

click dropdown icon

Step 2: Choose deep links from the drop-down menu. 

click deep link

Step 3: Deep link categories page will open. Choose a category since, in this case, a deep link is needed for the YouTube video. So, here we choose video.

click video

Step 4: Select Youtube from the video category page since we will create a deep link for a Youtube video. 

click youtube

Step 5: The next step is to select the playlist, since this video belongs to our YouTube playlist, and click create deep link. 

click playlist and create deep link

Step 6: A new page will open where you need to select the campaign.

select compaign

Step 7:  Paste the URL in the “URL” section below “Select your campaign.”

paste url

Step 8: Click the save link button to create the link.

save link

Step 9: Now click the edit button to customize your new link. 

edit url

Step 10: Type your new URL slug and click save. 

save click

You can download your custom deep link as a QR code and share it on any social media platform you like.


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