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Subscribe to channels

Subscribe to channels you like to see more content from those channels. You can find a Subscribe button  under any YouTube video, or on a channel's page. Once you subscribe to a channel, any new videos it publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

You may also start getting notifications when a channel you subscribe to publishes new content. By default, we’ll send you only the highlights from the channel. Learn how to manage your notifications.

If you're experiencing an issue with this feature, learn more on the Known Issues page.

Subscribe to a channel

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.

  2. Go to a video whose channel you want to subscribe to.

  3. Under the video player, click Subscribe .

Once you subscribe to a channel, you’ll see a list of recommended channels on your screen. These are based on related channels that you are not already subscribed to. You can always view a channel’s content before subscribing.

When you subscribe to a channel we’ll automatically send you notifications about only the highlights from that channel. You can opt to get a notification every time the channel publishes content by changing your notification settings
Note that if you unsubscribe and then re-subscribe to a channel, your notification settings will be reset.

To unsubscribe from a channel, follow the same instructions for subscribing to a channel. Instead of tapping Subscribe, tap Subscribed. A notification confirming that you have unsubscribed from the channel will appear at the bottom of your screen.

Note: When you subscribe to a channel on a computer, your subscription status may not be updated right away on the Subscriptions list, Watch pages, and channel pages. We're aware of this issue and are working to make the subscription status change right away in all cases. 

Manage your subscriptions

Find channels to subscribe to

YouTube surfaces videos and channels we think you’ll like on the Home tab and after you watch a video We recommend these videos based on what you’ve watched and what is trending.  

If you don’t like what we recommend, you can let us know that you’re not interested.

  • Browse by category: If you want to see channels about a particular subject, like music, sports, comedy, or games, go to Browse channels to see popular channels across different categories.
  • Do a search: Try searching your interests on YouTube. You can then use a filter on your search results to show channels relevant to what you searched. 

See your subscriptions

When you subscribe to a channel, you'll see new videos in your Subscriptions feed. The Home feed may also show videos from your subscriptions, along with recommendations for channels or videos you may be interested in.

If you unsubscribe and then re-subscribe to a channel, your notification settings will be reset. If you'd like to receive a notification for every upload, make sure to turn on all notifications.

To get to your Subscriptions and What to Watch, follow these instructions:

  1. Sign in to YouTube. 
  2. In the Guide, click Subscriptions.
  3. Click Grid view  or List view to see your subs in a grid or a list.

Subscription limits

Subscription limits

If you see an error message that says "Too many subscriptions," you've reached your subscription limit. You can only subscribe to 75 channels per day.

In general, you can subscribe to a maximum of 2,000 channels. However, your subscription limit grows as your YouTube channel does — it's tied to the number of subscribers your channel has or how long your account has existed, so your exact limits may change over time.



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