Manage channel memberships

We are currently rolling out this feature on the main YouTube app and site to some channels. If you're in this group, you'll see this feature at https://youtube.com/channel_memberships. Learn more about channel membership eligibility

Learn more about what you can offer your members and how your viewers experience memberships.

Note that each channel participating in memberships (including its offerings) is responsible for complying with our terms and policies, including YouTube's Community Guidelines, as well as applicable local government laws and regulations.

See your members

You won't receive a notification if a new member joins while you're offline. You can see all of your active members, how long they've been members and their subscriber count at youtube.com/channel_memberships. Members can cancel their membership at any time.

While live streaming

If using Stream now:
  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Live streaming > Stream now.
  3. Look for the Memberships module in your live dashboard.

If using Events:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Live streaming > Events.
  3. Select your live stream.
  4. Click Live Control Room.
  5. Click Open Memberships in a new window to view your memberships module.

If you are live streaming when a new viewer joins your channel membership, a bright green 'New Member' message will be sent in live chat. This message will be pinned at the top of chat for 5 minutes.

Link to your memberships offer window

You can add /join to the end of your channel URL to link directly to your membership offer window. By adding this link in your video description, you can enable viewers on platforms where membership payments are not supported (for example, users of iOS and other unsupported devices) to become members.

Channel membership revenue, pricing and refunds

Revenue share

Creators receive 70% of membership revenue after local sales tax is deducted. All transaction costs (including credit card fees) are currently covered by YouTube.
Revenue share for creators in MCNs
If you are part of an MCN, you should consult your network. Some MCNs may take an additional revenue share, meaning that your revenue from memberships may be lower than 70% if you're part of an MCN.
You and your MCN (as applicable) are responsible for complying with all tax laws applicable to your membership revenue.

Revenue reporting

You can see revenue reports in the YouTube Analytics > Transaction Revenue Report. You'll receive membership revenue in the same way that you receive ad revenue with AdSense.
International pricing

The monthly recurring price to become a channel member varies by country. The monthly price of membership can help you decide how much to spend on custom perks for your members.

These are the prices as of 19 September 2017, and they are subject to change. In addition, the 'USD Equivalent' below is provided solely for your convenience and is subject to exchange rate fluctuations, so we encourage you to look up the latest USD equivalent often.

Country Price/month US $ Equivalent
Argentina ARS 49.90 $2.92
Australia AUD 5.99 $4.77
Austria EUR 4.99 $5.97
Belgium EUR 4.99 $5.97
Bosnia and Herzegovina USD 4.99 $4.99
Brazil BRL 7.99 $2.55
Canada CAD 4.99 $4.06
Chile CLP 2490 $3.98
Colombia COP 9990 $3.43
Denmark DKK 49 $7.87
Finland EUR 4.99 $5.97
France EUR 4.99 $5.97
Germany EUR 4.99 $5.97
Greece EUR 4.99 $5.97
Hong Kong HKD 25 $3.20
Hungary HUF 990 $3.83
India INR 159 $2.48
Ireland EUR 4.99 $5.97
Italy EUR 4.99 $5.97
Japan JPY 490 $4.39
Macedonia USD 4.99 $4.99
Mexico MXN 49 $2.76
The Netherlands EUR 4.99 $5.97
New Zealand NZD 5.99 $4.35
Norway NOK 49 $6.25
Peru PEN 7.99 $2.46
Philippines PHP 129 $2.52
Poland PLN 15 $4.18
Portugal EUR 4.99 $5.97
Russia RUB 249 $4.29
Senegal USD 4.99 $4.99
Slovakia EUR 4.99 $5.97
Slovenia EUR 4.99 $5.97
South Korea KRW 4990 $4.42
Spain EUR 4.99 $5.97
Sweden SEK 49 $6.15
Switzerland CHF 5.95 $6.19
Taiwan TWD 75 $2.49
Uganda USD 4.99 $4.99
United Kingdom GBP 4.99 $6.73
United States USD 4.99 $4.99

Cancellations, terminations and refunds

Members can cancel their membership at any time.
If a member requests a refund, YouTube has sole discretion as to the validity of that claim and may deduct from the channel the channel's share of the revenue to be refunded. Learn about YouTube's refund policy for paid memberships.

If memberships is terminated on a channel (including by voluntarily disabling it or as a result of breaching our terms or policies, or being removed from the YouTube Partner Programme), all active paid members on that channel at the time of such termination will receive a refund of their last month's payment for membership on that channel, and the channel's share of the revenue to be refunded will be deducted from the channel.

FAQ

There could be a number of reasons for this:
  • The feature is not launched on your channel.
  • The feature is only launched on your channel on YouTube Gaming.
  • The feature is not launched in all countries (see 'International pricing' above for a list of launched countries).
  • If your viewers are using the old version of YouTube on desktop, they can switch at youtube.com/new.
  • The 'Join' button is not yet launched on iOS. Viewers can, however, become members on desktop or the YouTube app and still get the perks (badges, members-only community posts, etc.) on iOS.
  • The 'Join' button will only appear on eligible video watch pages of participating channels. For example, watch pages of videos claimed by certain music partners are not eligible.
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