About Fan Funding
Fan Funding is a new way to make voluntary payments to support the YouTube creators you love. If a creator has Fan Funding enabled, you'll see a Support button on their channel page, and you may see a "Support" message in the corner of their videos. Click that button or message to get started!
- Click the Support button on the channel page.
- Choose how much you'd like to pay. Only the recipient will see the amount you choose.
If you'd like to leave a comment on the channel or video along with your voluntary payment, click Leave a comment.
Your comment will have a special badge next to it to let people know you supported (but the amount you selected will not be displayed).
- If you already have a Google Wallet account, simply choose your form of payment and click Buy. If you don’t have a Google Wallet account, you’ll be prompted to create one. Learn more about Google Wallet.
- Enjoy the thank-you message from the channel and check your email for a receipt.
FAQHow much of my voluntary payment goes to the creator?
The vast majority of your voluntary payment goes to the creator. YouTube takes a small fee to cover the cost of processing the transaction. That fee varies by country:
|Country||Approximate fee per Transaction|
|Australia||AUD $0.23 + 5%|
|France, Spain||EUR €0.15 + 5%|
|Japan||JPY ¥22 + 5%|
|Mexico||MXN $2.70 + 5%|
|United Kingdom||GBP £0.12 + 5%|
|United States||USD $0.21 + 5%|
For example, if you made a $10 Fan Funding voluntary payment in the US, YouTube’s fee would be $0.71, and the creator would receive $9.29:
|Fan Funding Payment amount (USD)||Less Fee (USD)||Amount that goes to the creator (USD)|
|$10||= $0.21 + (5% x $10) = $0.71||$9.29|
We are excited to bring Fan Funding to more countries around the world as soon as possible. Here's where Fan Funding is available today:
- United Kingdom
- United States
Fan Funding is supported on your desktop browser and the Android app (version 5.7 or higher).
Support for other platforms is coming soon!