Manage Super Chat

You can use Super Chat to let your viewers purchase chat messages in your live streams. Learn more about how your viewers experience Super Chat.

Eligibility and availability

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Super Chat, you have to meet these requirements:
  • Your channel is enabled for live streaming 
  • Your channel is monetised
  • Your channel has over 1,000 subscribers
  • You are over 18
  • You are located in one of the available locations

Note that Super Chat is not available on age-restricted, unlisted or private live streams.
 

Availability

Super Chat is currently available in the following locations:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Macedonia
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

 Turn Super Chat on or off

Bear in mind that you're responsible for complying with your local government laws and regulations while using Super Chat.

Manage Super Chat for your channel

Turn Super Chat on

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your features page at www.youtube.com/features.
  3. Under 'Super Chat', click Enable and follow the on-screen instructions.

When Super Chat is turned on for your channel, your viewers will see a dollar sign on all your live streams.

Turn Super Chat off 

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to www.youtube.com/super_chat.
  3. Click the gear icon  > Turn off Super Chat > Disable.

Manage Super Chat for your network

Allow network to turn on Super Chat

  1. On a computer, sign in to your YouTube MCN account.
  2. Go to www.youtube.com/owner_features.
  3. In the 'Paid features' card, click Enable.

 Manage Super Chats

See purchased Super Chats

Super Chats show as coloured chat messages in your live stream. When a viewer makes a purchase, their icon stays on top of the chat feed for a period of time, depending on their purchase amount. The more a viewer spends, the longer Super Chats can stay at the top of the chat feed. You can see Super Chat purchase details by country.
You can see Super Chat purchases for any of your live streams:

While live streaming

Using Stream Now

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Live Streaming > Stream Now.
  3. Look for the Super Chat module in your live dashboard.

​Using Events

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Live Streaming > Events.
  3. Select your live stream.
  4. Click Live Control Room.
  5. Click Open Super Chat in a new window to view your Super Chat module.

While offline

You can see all Super Chat purchases for the past 30 days at www.youtube.com/super_chat.

Actual revenue may vary due to Apple service fee, VAT or other charges.

Moderate Super Chats 

You can moderate Super Chat messages in the same way that you moderate Live chat messages.

Revenue reporting

You can see revenue reports in the YouTube Analytics > Transaction Revenue Report. You'll receive Super Chat revenue in the same way that you receive ads revenue with AdSense.
Actual revenue may vary due to Apple service fee, VAT or other charges.

 

 

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