Create a Community post

YouTube Community Posts

Community posts can give you more reach on YouTube and greater engagement with your audience. Learn more about Community tab benefits and eligibility. Community post access can change based on your channel role. Learn more about channel permissions.

Note: Community posts are turned off if:

How to Create on YouTube: Videos, Shorts, Mobile Live Streaming, & Posts from your phone

Note: Some Community post features such as scheduling, rich editing, and expiration are not yet available on Android tablets or iPads.

Create a Community post

To create a Community post:

  1. Tap Create and then Create post.
  2. Add text.
  3. Select image , poll , or quiz  depending on the type of post you’d like to create.
  4. Select Post.
Note: If you want to set your post to expire in 24 hours, tap the hourglass .

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 post.
  2. Add text.
  3. Select image , poll , or quiz  depending on the type of post you’d like to create.
  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 .

Share a playlist in a post

To share a playlist in a Community post:

  1. Open the playlist that 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 their handle or 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.

If you have access to the Community Tab, you can also add text, stickers, and filters to your image post through the YouTube App.

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. If images violate Community Guidelines, your post may be removed and a strike may be applied to the channel.

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:

  1. Select either a TEXT or IMAGE poll.
  2. For TEXT polls:
    1. Enter a question in the text field.
    2. Enter answers in the "Option" fields. These can be up to 65 characters each.
    3. If you need more answer fields, tap ADD OPTION.
  3. For IMAGE polls:
    1. Enter a question in the text field.
    2. Upload images as answers.
    3. If you need more images, tap ADD OPTION to add up to 4 images.

Note: Image poll options have now increased to 36 characters max. Text poll options can be 65 characters max.

Quizzes

If you choose to add a quiz  to your post:

  1. Enter a question in the text field.
  2. Enter answers in the “Answer” fields. Answers can be up to 80 characters each.
  3. If you need more answer fields, tap Add answer. You can have up to 4 answers.
  4. Select the correct answer. You can add an optional explanation for why this is the correct answer in the text field. Explanations can be 350 characters max.
Note: You can only have one correct answer on quizzes.

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