Purchase a Super Chat

Super Chat is a new way for fans and creators to interact during live chat. You can purchase Super Chats to highlight your message within live chat. Learn more about availability and system requirements.

You can donate to qualifying nonprofits with Super Chat for Good. Learn more.

Super Chats stand out from other messages in two ways:

  • Your Super Chat is highlighted with a color.
  • Your Super Chat stays pinned in the ticker for a set period of time, depending on the amount selected.

Make a purchase

Follow these instructions to make a purchase from YouTube or YouTube Gaming on your computer or in the mobile app:

  1. Select the dollar sign within a live chat. The chat must be visible and mobile devices must be in portrait mode.
  2. Select Send a Super Chat.
  3. To select an amount, either drag the slider or type your desired value.
  4. Optionally, enter your message.
  5. Select Buy and send.
  6. To finish your purchase, follow the instructions.

Once a Super Chat is purchased, a countdown ticker displays the remaining time for which your Super Chat will be pinned in the ticker. The creator and/or YouTube may end the chat or live stream before your time in the ticker has completed. Super Chats do not transfer between videos.

Note: Your Super Chat message, your username, channel icon, and purchase amount are visible to the public.

Purchase limits

Purchases less than $5 USD (or local equivalent) will not show in the ticker.

You can spend up to $500 USD per day, or $2,000 USD (or the equivalent in your local currency) per week on Super Chats and Super Stickers.

Chat moderation

All chat messages, including texts and graphics, may be moderated by creators and YouTube. Moderated chats may be removed from view by you and/or others at any time, for any reason and without notice.

You can also remove your Super Chat that you bought and sent. Select Remove from the menu > Remove.

Moderated or removed Super Chats will not cause a refund. If you have concerns, you can contact the YouTube support team or check our refund policy.

Super Chat policies

Like everything on YouTube, the Super Chats you send must comply with our Community Guidelines. If a Super Chat is moderated and removed for violating our policies, YouTube will donate our portion of revenue to charity.

You must also continue to comply with all applicable laws as required by YouTube’s Terms of Service. Money you spend on Super Chats may be treated differently based on laws that apply to you and your activities. You‘re responsible for understanding and fully complying with all applicable laws -- including whether or not you can purchase Super Chats.

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