Create a Community post

Community posts can give you more reach on YouTube and greater engagement with your audience. Learn more about Community tab benefits and eligibility.

Note: Community posts are turned off if:

Note: Community posts are available only on iPhones, not iPads.

Create a Community post

To create a Community post:

  1. Tap Create  and then Create a Post.
  2. In the box at the top:
    1. Enter a message to create a text post or to add text to an image, GIF, or poll.
    2. Choose to create a poll  or image post.
  3. Select Post.

We limit how many posts a channel can create in a 24-hour period to protect the YouTube community. If you run into a “limit reached” error message, try again in 24 hours.

Schedule a post

To schedule a Community post:

  1. Tap Create    and then Create a post.
  2. Enter a message to create a text post or to add text to an image, GIF, or poll.
  3. Choose to create a poll  or image post.
  4. In the top-right corner, tap the clock.
  5. Choose a date, time, and time zone to publish the post.
  6. Select Done.
  7. On the post creation page, click Schedule.

Share a video in a post

To share a video in a Community post:

  1. Go to the video that you want to share.
  2. Tap Share Share and then Share....
  3. Tap Create post.
  4. Type your message and tap Post or Send.

Share a playlist in a post

To share a playlist in a Community post:

  1. Open the playlist you want to share.
  2. Select More  and then Share.
  3. Tap Copy link.
  4. Tap Create  and then Post.
  5. Paste in the playlist URL and tap Post.

Create a live stream post

  1. From the home screen, tap Create .
  2. Tap Go Live  and then Public.
  3. Choose a title, then tap Next.
  4. Select a thumbnail for the post.
  5. Tap Share Share and then Create a post.
  6. Add post text, then select Post.
  7. Tap Go Live.
  8. To end the stream, tap Finish.

Mention other channels in a post

You can mention other YouTube channels in your Community posts on a computer by entering @ followed immediately by the channel name. The channel may get a notification that you’ve mentioned them. Viewers can click the mention from any device and go directly to that channel page.

Learn about types of posts

Text posts

To create a text post, enter your message in the text box on the Community tab of your channel. You can post your text by itself, or with a video, image, or GIF. Text posts can’t be combined with polls.

Playlist posts

If you have Community posts turned on, you can post playlists from artists that you enjoy. Copy and paste the playlist URL into your post.

Image and GIF posts

You can choose to upload up to 5 images with your post. Tap image  to select images or animated GIFs.

Guidelines

  • Size: Up to 16 MB
  • File types: JPG, PNG, GIF, or WEBP
  • Suggested aspect ratio: We suggest 1:1 ratio because that's how images are shown in the feed. Viewers can see the full image by clicking to expand it.

Only use images that you have permission to use. You can also include text with your image post. Keep in mind that images must follow YouTube Community Guidelines.

Video posts

On mobile devices, you can share videos directly in your Community tab.

When you create a post that shares a video by another creator, a notification may be sent to the original uploader of the video. This notification helps creators acknowledge when other creators are sharing their videos.

Note: Community posts about a video already in a viewer’s Subscription or Home feed might not show again. This setting prevents your viewers from seeing the same video repeatedly.

Polls

If you choose to add a poll to your post, you’ll be asked to:

  1. Enter a question in the text field.
  2. Enter answers in the "Add option" fields.
  3. If you need more answer fields, click +Add another option and enter the questions and answers.

Note: Poll options can be 65 characters max. Open the YouTube iPhone or iPad app and sign in to YouTube to follow the instructions.

Image Poll posts will be coming soon to iOS.

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