Turn channel memberships on or off

Channel Memberships
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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

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

If you want to use a computer to turn on channel memberships: 

  1. On a computer, 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).

If you want to use your mobile device to turn on channel memberships:

  1. Open the YouTube Studio mobile app .
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Earn .
  3. Tap the Memberships card and follow the on-screen instructions. If a Memberships card doesn’t surface, tap Get started in the “Memberships” section.
  4. If it’s your first time turning on memberships, follow the on-screen instructions to sign the Commerce Product Module (CPM).

Learn more about eligibility and how to manage channel memberships.

Turn off channel memberships

Note: When channel memberships are turned off, all recurring payments by members will be canceled. 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 Settings  and then Turn off Memberships and then Disable.

Keep in mind that if you turn off channel memberships, levels, and perks will not be saved.

If membership is terminated on a channel because of termination by the channel, removal from the YouTube Partner Program, or as a result of abuse, fraud or breach of our terms or policies, all active paying members will get a refund of their last month's payment. 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 YouTube Studio.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Click "Agreements” and accept the Commerce Product Module.

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 for YouTube 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 because of termination by the channel, all active paying members will get a refund of their last payment. Other refundable reasons include removal from the YouTube Partner Program or as a result of abuse, fraud, or breach of our terms or policies. The channel's share of the revenue to be refunded will be deducted from the channel.

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