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Subscribe to channels

Subscriptions are an important part of your YouTube experience. If there are specific channels that you like, subscribe to them. Once you do, any videos that channel publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed. This makes it simple to keep up with the content you care about.

You may also start receiving notifications when that channel publishes new content. By default, we’ll send you only the highlights from the channel. If you’d like to receive a notification every time the channel uploads a video, tap the bell to turn on all notifications for that channel. Learn how to manage your notifications.

How to subscribe

Computer
  1. On a computer, sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. Go to a channel you want to subscribe to.
  3. Click Subscribe .
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.
Mobile 
  1. On your mobile device, open the YouTube app or go to m.youtube.com.
  2. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  3. Go to a channel you want to subscribe to.
  4. Tap Subscribe 
When you subscribe to a channel we’ll automatically send you notifications about only the highlights from that channel. If you want to be notified whenever a channel has a new video, tap the bell to change it to a ringing bell . Learn how to manage your notification settings.

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, follow these instructions:

Computer
  1. Sign in to your YouTube account. 
  2. In the top menu, click Subscriptions.
Mobile
  1. On your mobile device, open the YouTube app.
  2. Sign in your YouTube account.
  3. Tap the Subscriptions tab  . 

Find channels to subscribe to

  • Channels you already like: Try subscribing to channels you already watch on a regular basis.
  • Get recommendations: You can find recommended channels on Home. 
  • 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. 

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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