Learn about Community posts

Creators with access to the Community posts can interact with viewers using rich media. Community posts can include polls, GIFs, text, images, and video. Community posts can allow you to keep in touch with your audience outside of video uploads. They always appear on the Community tab, and may appear in Home or the Subscriptions feed. 

Note: This feature may not be available with supervised experiences on YouTube. Learn more here.

YouTube Community Tab

Community tab eligibility

Creators with over 1,000 subscribers have access to Community posts. It will take up to 1 week to see the Community tab after passing 1,000 subscribers. The Community tab may also be available to other channels as we continue testing this feature.

If your channel is eligible for the Community tab, but you don’t see it on your channel, enable custom channel layouts. You can change this setting from your computer by following these instructions. The custom layout must be enabled for the Community tab to be visible.

If your channel’s audience is set as made for kids

Parts of the Community tab feature will go away over time. This may include the ability to create or view posts. Learn more about setting your audience.

See your Community posts

You can see all of your Community posts on your channel’s Community tab and under the Content section of YouTube Studio. To see your posts in YouTube Studio:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click the Posts tab.

If you have scheduled Community posts for a future publish date, they will be in YouTube Studio and in the “Scheduled” section of the Community tab. This section is only visible to you.

The Community tab replaces the Discussion tab on your channel. Comments from the Discussion tab can be viewed in the activity log. You can view these comments for at least 30 days after your account gets access to the Community tab.

Understand viewer notifications for posts

If viewers have selected to get notifications for channels they're subscribed to, they’ll occasionally get Community post notifications.

Viewers can opt out of post notifications by selecting "None" in the bell settings.

We may occasionally send post notifications to viewers who are not subscribed but who often watch videos from your channel. Learn more about viewer notification settings.

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