Super Thanks eligibility, availability, and policies

Super Thanks (formerly known as Viewer applause) lets creators earn revenue from viewers who want to show extra gratitude for their Shorts and long-form videos.

Viewers can buy a fun animation called Super Thanks on a long-form video or Short. The one-time animation is only shown to the buyer over the top of the long-form video or Short. As an added bonus, buyers also get to post a distinct, colorful, and customizable comment in the comments section. Super Thanks is available at a few different price points for viewers to choose from.

Super Thanks

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Eligibility for channels

To be eligible for Super Thanks, make sure you first meet the minimum requirements for fan funding features. Then confirm you fit the other criteria outlined below for Super Thanks:

  • You live in one of the available locations.
  • You (and your MCN) have accepted and are complying with our terms and policies (including the relevant Commerce Product Module).
  • Channel isn’t set as Made for Kids and doesn’t have a significant number of videos set as made for kids or ineligible

Some music channels may not be eligible for Super Thanks. For example, music channels under SRAV contract are not eligible right now.

If you have access, the Supers tab will surface in the Earn section of YouTube Studio.

Eligibility for individual long-form videos and Shorts

Super Thanks is not available for the following types of long-form videos and Shorts:

  • Age-restricted
  • Unlisted
  • Private
  • Made for kids
  • Long-form videos or Shorts with Content ID claims
  • Long-form videos or Shorts with YouTube Giving fundraisers
  • Live streams or Premieres, while live (available on archived long-form videos afterwards)
  • Long-form videos or Shorts with comments turned off

Super Thanks is available to eligible creators in the following locations:

  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vietnam

Super Thanks policies

Participating creators (and MCNs) must accept and comply with:

Super Thanks isn’t a crowdfunding or donation tool. Options to fundraise on YouTube can be found here. You‘re responsible for understanding and fully complying with all applicable laws. This includes whether you can turn on, offer, send, and get money from Super Thanks.

You should be aware of our Community Guidelines strike system and aware of potential loss of privileges for actions that cause harm to the YouTube community. We continually use signals to identify potentially abusive or fraudulent behavior. If we detect any of those signals, we’ll terminate access to Super Thanks. We reserve the right to terminate access to Super Thanks on any channel.

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