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. You may also see a Support message in the corner of some videos.
To support a YouTube Creator with Fan Funding:
- Click the Support button on the Creator's channel page.
- Choose how much you'd like to pay.
To be recognized for your support, click Add a comment. When you include a comment, your message, name, and payment amount will be displayed publicly and to the creator. If you don't add a message, you won't be recognized and the creator won't know the payment came from you.
Click Next to continue.
Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
Click Buy to complete the payment.
- 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?
Most 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|
The service fee will be higher to account for VAT in the United Kingdom (120% of above fee), France (120% of above fee), and Spain (121% of above fee).
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!