Monetize with 3rd-party integrations and YouTube APIs

You can engage your fans and members using interactive 3rd party tools and services. Using these 3rd-party integration tools can help you create special experiences for your channel members and offer fun interactions when your viewers pay for Super Chats.

The following 3rd-party tools and services work with our Super Chat and channel memberships API services.

Discord

Discord is a free voice and text chat application that works with channel memberships. You can offer members-only access to private voice and text servers.  Check out this article on the Discord site for more info on how to set up and manage this integration.

Set up Discord for memberships

Get started

To make Discord work with memberships, you’ll need:

Connect your Discord and YouTube accounts

  1. Sign in to Discord.
  2. Select User Settings and then Connections and then YouTube.
  3. Set up a Discord server by clicking Server Settings and then YouTube.
  4. All your active members will automatically be added.

Streamlabs

Streamlabs offers free broadcasting tools for streamers and can be used with Super Chat and channel memberships. Check out this YouTube video by the Streamlabs team for more info. You can also learn more about this integration on the Streamlabs blog.

Set up Streamlabs for Super Chat and memberships

Get started

To make Streamlabs work with memberships and/or Super Chat, you’ll need:

  • To be eligible for, and turn on channel memberships.
  • To be eligible for, and turn on Super Chat.

Use Streamlabs with YouTube

  • Sign in to Streamlabs using your YouTube account.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to link your YouTube account with Streamlabs.
  • You can then set up widget, alerts, and more on Streamlabs.

IFTTT

IFTTT lets you use and create applets that automatically trigger real-life interactions. You can use it with Super Chat and channel memberships. Learn more about IFTTT and how it works with monetization features on YouTube.

Data availability through Sponsorships API

Our Sponsorships API gives you access to the following info about your members. If you use a 3rd-party company to offer perks, you can choose to share this information about your members with them so you can deliver memberships benefits.

  • Channel ID
  • Username
  • Channel URL
  • Profile picture
  • When they signed up to become a member
Note: The Sponsorships API currently does not provide information about a member’s level.

 

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