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Turn on and manage Super Thanks

Super Thanks (formerly known as Viewer applause) lets creators earn a different source of revenue and connect with viewers who want to show extra gratitude for their content.

Viewers can buy a fun animation called Super Thanks on a channel's video page. The one-off animation will be shown only to the purchaser over the top of the channel's video. As an added bonus, purchasers will also get a distinct, colourful and customisable comment in the video's comments section.

Learn more about Super Thanks eligibility.

Super Thanks

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Turn Super Thanks on or off for your channel

 Turn on Super Thanks

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, click Monetisation.
  3. Select the Supers tab and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.
  4. Once you've completed all of the instructions, you'll find Super Thanks with an on/off button in the Supers tab.
    • Toggle on 'Super Thanks'.
    • Once you turn on Super Thanks, the Thanks button will appear on all previous and future videos. It will not appear on your live streams or Premieres.

If a third party administers your rights, check with them first before turning it on.

Turn off Super Thanks

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, click Monetisation.
  3. Select the Supers tab.
  4. Switch the button next to 'Super Thanks' to off.
  5. In the pop-up, click the tick box next to 'I understand the implications of this action'.
  6. Select Turn off.

When you turn it off, Super Thanks features will be removed from all of your videos. You'll still be able to review historical earnings.

Turn on Super Thanks for your network

Allow an eligible channel in your network to turn on Super Thanks

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Click Agreements and accept the 'Commerce Product Addendum'.

Once accepted, eligible channels in your network can turn on Super Thanks.

Super Thanks comments

When a viewer purchases Super Thanks, they may receive a colourful comment in the comments section of your video as a bonus.

Notifications for Super Thanks comments

Creators can be notified about Super Thanks comments on mobile devices by turning on comments notifications in the YouTube Studio mobile app. Follow these instructions to turn on comment notifications.

When you turn on Important notifications this will also include Super Thanks comments.

Reviewing and responding to Super Thanks comments

You can see who purchased Super Thanks by using the comment filter in the Comments section of YouTube Studio and the YouTube Studio app. You can review, reply to, heart and remove comments on your videos. If a purchaser deletes their Super Thanks comment, it will not appear in your comments.

Revenue reporting

You can see revenue reports and your total and per-video Super Thanks earnings in the YouTube Analytics Transaction Revenue Report. You'll receive Super Thanks revenue in the same way that you receive ad revenue with AdSense.

Revenue share

Creators receive 70% of Super Thanks revenue that is recognised by Google after local sales tax and applicable App Store fees on iOS are deducted. Transaction costs, including credit card fees, are currently covered by YouTube.

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