Subscribe to channels
You can 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 only send you the highlights from the channel. Learn how to manage your notifications.
Subscribe to a channel
- Open the YouTube app or go to m.youtube.com.
- Sign in to YouTube.
- If you're on the Home tab :
- Below the video whose channel you want to subscribe to, tap the channel icon.
- Tap Subscribe .
- If you're watching a video whose channel you want to subscribe to:
- Below the video, tap 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.
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.
Manage your subscriptions
Find channels to subscribe to
YouTube surfaces videos and channels we think you’ll like on the Home tab , after you watch a video, and after you subscribe to a channel. 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 tab . The Home tab also shows videos from your subscriptions, along with recommendations for channels or videos that you may be interested in.
To get to your Subscriptions, follow these instructions:
- Open the YouTube app.
- Sign in to YouTube.
- Tap the Subscriptions tab .
You can see a list of your channels by tapping Channel list, and filter your results using the drop-down arrow at the top.
When a channel you subscribe to has new content, you’ll see a dot next to the channel name. If a channel you subscribe to is live streaming content, you’ll see the word “Live” next to the channel name.
Troubleshoot a problem with your subscriptions
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.
We recommend capping your account to 5,000 channel subscriptions to ensure the subscriptions feed and channel list provide the best experience.
Third party extensions subscribing you to channels without your permission
If you see notifications for videos and channels that you don't remember subscribing to, or if you see notifications for videos and channels that you have unsubscribed from, it might be that a browser extension has subscribed you to channels without your permission. Learn more about how to control browser extensions.
Difference between Notifications and Subscriptions Feed
Subscriptions feed, available on both mobile and desktop, is where you can see all recently uploaded videos from your subscriptions.
Notifications let you know when there are new videos and updates from your subscriptions via email push notifications on mobile, or inbox notifications on desktop. When you subscribe to a channel, you’ll automatically get personalized notifications with highlights of activity.
To get all notifications from a subscribed channel, tap the bell icon . The icon will then change to a ringing bell icon to indicate that you've selected all notifications.