Learn about Community posts

YouTube Community Posts

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

Am I eligible for the Community tab?

For the Community tab to be available, you must enable access to advanced features on your channel. You can choose among three options to gain access: channel history, video verification, or a valid ID. Learn more here. It can take up to 48 hours for the Community tab to become available after turning on access to Advanced features.

Community post access can change based on your channel role. Learn more about channel permissions.

If your channel’s audience is set as "Made for Kids," your Community tab will only be visible to you and not your viewers. You also can't create new posts, but you can view past posts. Learn more about setting your audience.

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

Where can I find my Community posts?

You can find your Community posts on your channel’s Community tab and under the Content section of YouTube Studio. To get to 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. You also can find your expired posts by going to the “Archived” section of the Community tab. This section is only visible to you.

Note: Community posts that violate our Community Guidelines are not allowed on YouTube. If your post is found to violate our policies, it may be removed and a strike may be applied to the channel.

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.

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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. You can also turn comments on for an individual post in YouTube Studio on your computer.

YouTube may have turned off comments for safety reasons, like to protect minors or for other safety issues. Learn more about why comments are turned off.

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're 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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