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🔍 FAQ: Why my application for monetization is still under review? 0 Recommended Answers 293 Replies 3255 Upvotes
Last edited 4/17/19
Please note, here in the YouTube Help Community, we do not review applications and posting here will not help your channel get reviewed faster.
If you’ve applied to the YouTube Partner Program and your application is under review, read below for more details. We also recommend going through this YPP application checklist.
Check to make sure that you meet the minimum eligibility requirements to join YPP:
- Follow all the YouTube Partner Program policies
- Live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available
- Have more than 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months
- Have more than 1,000 subscribers
- Have a linked and approved AdSense account
The majority of applications receive an update in less than 30 days. All applications are put in a queue, and will be processed in the order they are received. Please be patient as our teams can’t speed up your application.
If it’s been longer than 30 days and you still haven’t heard back:
- Confirm that you have enough public videos for us to review. Reminder that you need at least 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months. If you have deleted a substantial number of videos or have a lot of watch time from private videos, then you won’t be reviewed at this time. Consider switching your private videos to public. You can check your watch hours from Creator Studio, but the number displayed currently calculates both public and private watch hours. For this reason, it may look like you’re eligible for a review, even when you’re not. We know this is confusing, so we recently added some help text in Creator Studio to help clarify. We’re also working on fixing how the number is calculated in YouTube Studio beta.
- If you confirmed you meet all eligibility requirements (including 4,000 public watch hours) then your channel is likely being held for further reviews. If you have borderline content then your channel requires multiple reviews, especially if multiple reviewers disagree on your channel’s suitability for YPP. In these cases, it takes more time for a decision to be made. In the meantime, we’d actually recommend that you review the YPP Policies again and use this time to make updates to your content to be more in line with our policies. We really appreciate your patience, and again, there’s no way to expedite this review process. Note: this impacts a very small number of channels.
- Lastly, our policy specialists try to get through applications as quickly as possible, but we have a limited number of specialists and sometimes process delays happen. For example, if we get higher-than-usual application volumes, experience system issues, or just need to shift resources. These things are rare and we’ll let you know if and when they happen by updating this thread and our Help Center.
Do you have more questions about YPP? Check out the following articles:
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