Turn on or turn off channel memberships

Channel memberships let viewers join your channel through monthly payments and get exclusive members-only perks in return, like badges, emoji, and other goods.

To get started with memberships for your channel:

  1. Review the eligibility requirements, location availability, and policies and guidelines for channel memberships.
  2. Turn on memberships for your channel or for your network.
  3. Create perks and levels for your channel’s memberships program.

Channel Memberships

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Turn on channel memberships

To earn revenue from channel memberships, you (and your MCN) must first accept the Commerce Product Module (CPM). For more info on the CPM, view our YouTube Commerce Products monetization policies.

Turn on memberships for your channel:

  1. Use a computer to sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, click Earn .
  3. Click the Memberships tab. This tab will only surface if your channel is eligible.
  4. Click Get started and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. If it's your first time in the Memberships section, follow the on-screen instructions to sign the Commerce Product Module (CPM).

Turn channel memberships on for your network

Before a channel in a network can turn on channel memberships, the network must allow channels to turn on memberships:

  1. Use a computer to sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the bottom left, click Settings .
  3. Click Agreements.
  4. Accept the Commerce Product Module.

Turn off channel memberships

You can turn off memberships for your channel at any time. Keep in mind that if you turn off channel memberships, your levels, members, and perks will not be saved. All recurring monthly payments by members will be canceled and you will not retain your members.

If you turn on channel memberships again, viewers must voluntarily join your channel membership program again.

Turn off memberships for your channel:

  1. Use a computer to sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, click Earn .
  3. Click the Memberships tab.
  4. Next to “Your memberships offer,” click More .
  5. Click Disable channel memberships.
  6. Check the box next to “I understand and want to turn off memberships for all of my fans” and click TURN OFF.

Once you’ve turned on channel memberships you can create perks and levels for your channel’s memberships program.

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