Turn Super Chat on or off

We're currently piloting Super Stickers with a small number of channels. If you're in this pilot, Super Stickers will automatically be turned on for you. You can also check if you're in this pilot by going to your Live chat page in YouTube studio beta. If you have this feature, you'll see the option to turn it off and on. Super Stickers works in the same way as Super Chat, which means that you can moderate them.

Super Stickers is currently available to a limited number of channels, with further expansion planned throughout 2019 and beyond.

Super Chat is one way to monetise your channel through the YouTube Partner Programme. This feature lets your viewers purchase chat messages and, in some cases, pin them to the top of a chat feed. Learn more about eligibility.

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

Turn Super Chat on or off for your channel

Your experience will be slightly different depending on which version of YouTube Studio you're using. 

YouTube Studio beta

Turn Super Chat on

  1. Sign in to studio.youtube.com.
  2. In the menu on the left, select Monetisation.
  3. In the menu at the top of the main dash, click Live chat > Get started and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Once you've completed all the instructions, you'll see 'Super Chat status is on' next to a blue toggle.

Turn Super Chat off

  1. Sign in to studio.youtube.com.
  2. In the menu on the left, select Monetisation.
  3. In the menu at the top of the main dash, click Live chat.
  4. Click the toggle to 'Super Chat status is on'.
  5. In the pop-up, select the tick box next to 'I understand the implications of this action' > Turn off.

Creator Studio

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 of your live chats.

Turn Super Chat off

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

Turn on 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.

Turn on Super Chat for Premieres

Super Chat works with YouTube Premieres. Super Chats are automatically enabled when you premiere a video. Follow these instructions to premiere a video with Super Chat:

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube with your Super Chat-enabled channel.
  2. Click on Upload  at the top of the page, or visit youtube.com/upload.
  3. Select Scheduled in the drop-down menu.
    • Note that selecting Public will prompt the premiere to start immediately after the video has finished uploading.
    • Unlisted videos cannot be premiered.
  4. Select the video that you'd like to upload from your computer.
  5. On the next page, toggle on Premiere.
  6. Select the date and time of your premiere.
  7. When the video is done processing, click 'Premiere' in the top right-hand corner.

 

 

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