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 youtube.com.
  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 

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.
You can buy Viewer applause as many times as you wish on the same video subject to the purchase limits. 
For some of you, a default public comment visible to the public will be automatically published on videos where you purchased Viewer applause. This comment is a free bonus included with your purchase. You’ll see a preview of this default public comment with your channel name, profile picture, and the purchase amount of your Viewer applause before you complete your purchase. 
Your channel name, profile picture, and the purchase amount of your Viewer applause may also be available to the channel through our YouTube Data API Service. The channel may choose to share this info with third-party services.

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, all 3 combined

Comment moderation

Both creators and YouTube may moderate comment messages, including texts and graphics. Moderated comments may be removed from view at any time, for any reason, and without notice.
If a comment that was automatically published with your Viewer applause purchase is deleted, moderated, or removed, you won’t get a refund. 
You can’t edit these comments, but you can delete them after the comment is posted. Learn how to delete comments.  

Refunds

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.

Receipts

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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