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Set your monetization default

You can set your monetization default so that every web upload is automatically monetized or not. 

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio. 
  3. In the left menu, select Channel > Upload defaults.
  4. Check or uncheck the box next to "Monetization."

Note: If you've only monetized one video in the past and haven't selected monetization to be off by default, your default monetization setting is On.

If you're part of the YouTube Partner Program, you can also set your ad format default.
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