Learn about Community posts

YouTube Community Tab

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.

 

Am I eligible for the Community tab?

Creators with over 500 subscribers have access to Community posts. It will take up to 1 week to see the Community tab after passing 500 subscribers. The Community tab may also be available to other channels as we continue testing this feature.

If your channel’s audience is set as "made for kids," the Community tab is turned off. You also can't create or view posts. Learn more about setting your audience.

Where can I find my 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.

Are my viewers notified when I post?

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.

Why are comments turned off on my Community post?

Make sure that your channel’s default comment settings aren’t set to “Disable comments” by following these instructions. Since Community posts don’t have individual comment settings, comments may also be turned off when sharing a video.

Community posts that share videos reflect the comment settings of those videos. When you share a video in a post and the video’s comments are turned off, comments will also be turned off for your post. Comments may be turned off for a video because:

If you are the owner of the video you’re sharing, you can choose to turn on or turn off comments on a specific video in YouTube Studio. Learn how to choose your comment settings.

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