Last week, we offered up two Creator’s Tips videos that answer some common questions we’ve gotten from you and both tips have to do with the new YouTube channel design.

1) How do I change the featured video on my YouTube channel?

Go to the edit button. When you click on it, it gives you options between different playlists you have. You can check to always show recent video or uncheck that and choose the video you would prefer to have on your homepage.

There are also additional options in this section such as preventing ads from playing. While always having the most recent uploaded video on your site is easy, it’s not always the best option. It’s a good idea to have whatever your best content is as the first thing new viewers see from you. Alternatively having a quick video about what your channel is about is another option to display as the first video.

2) How do I send a private message to someone on YouTube?

On the channel you wish to send a message to, scroll down to where it says the person’s user name or channel name and click the down arrow. This will pop open a compose box where you can write your message and send it.