Buy viewer applause

You can buy Viewer applause on participating creators’ videos and show your support for YouTube channels. When you buy Viewer applause, you’re purchasing a one-time “clapping” animation that will only be shown to you over the top of the video. 

Viewer applause is available for purchase on computers and the YouTube Android app. It's also only available to some viewers in:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Make a purchase

  1. Start watching a video on
  2. Under the video, click Applaud .
  3. Click Applaud.
    • In the popup, you’ll find how much applause costs in your country or region.
  4. To complete the purchase, follow the on-screen instructions.

Purchase details 

If you want, you can buy Viewer applause as many times as you wish on the same video. Your personal details will not be shared with the creator or made public.
There are 4 different types of "clapping" animations that you can purchase. Each one is a different price; if you pay more, you'll get a more elaborate viewer applause, with a fancier and cooler animation.

Purchase limits

You can spend up to $500 USD per day, or $2,000 USD (or the equivalent in your local currency) per week on:

  • Super Chats
  • Super Stickers
  • Viewer applause combined


Viewer applause voluntary payments are non-refundable. Check YouTube’s refund policies for more info. If you're having trouble or have questions about a payment, get in touch with our support team.


After you’ve purchased your Viewer applause animation, a receipt will be emailed to you as a record of the purchase.
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