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!

  1. Support buttonClick the Support button on the channel page.
  2. Choose the amountChoose how much you'd like to pay. Only the recipient will see the amount you choose.
  3. Leave a comment

    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).

  4. Choose your form of paymentIf 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.
  5. Thank you message from the creatorEnjoy the thank-you message from the channel and check your email for a receipt.
For help setting up Fan Funding on your own channel, visit the partner Help Center.

FAQ

How 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%
Japan JPY ¥22 + 5%
Mexico MXN $2.70 + 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
Which countries are supported?

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:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • United States
Can I get a refund on a Fan Funding voluntary payment?
Fan Funding voluntary payments are non-refundable. If you're having trouble with a payment, you may contact our support team.
What platforms does Fan Funding work on?

Fan Funding is supported on your desktop browser and the Android app (version 5.7 or higher).

Support for other platforms is coming soon!