Turn channel memberships on or off

Note that you're responsible for complying with YouTube terms and policies as well as all applicable laws and regulations while using channel memberships.

Memberships for your channel

Eligible channels can turn on channel memberships

  1. On a computer, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Go to the Memberships page.
  3. Click Get started and follow the on-screen instructions.

Turn off channel memberships

Note: When channel memberships are turned off, all recurring payments by members will be cancelled. These members cannot be recovered automatically. Viewers must voluntarily join your channel membership again.
  1. On a computer, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Go to the Memberships page.
  3. Click the gear icon > Turn off Memberships > Disable.

If memberships are terminated on a channel (including, by voluntarily disabling it or as a result of abuse or being removed from the YouTube Partner Program), 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.

Channel memberships for your network

Allow network to turn on channel memberships

  1. On a computer, sign in to your YouTube MCN account.

  2. Go to www.youtube.com/paid_features_signup
  3. Click Enable for Paid Features.

Cancellations, terminations, and refunds

If a member requests a refund, YouTube has sole discretion as to the validity of that claim. When we grant refunds to members, your share will be deducted from your AdSense account in order to pay back the refunded members. Learn about YouTube’s refund policy for paid channel memberships.

If membership 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 Program), 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.

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