YouTube community tab: everything to know about it

by Fransic verso
YouTube community tab: everything to know about it

Hello everyone and welcome to another post for this week. Seem like we are about to finish this month already. Today I have an interesting post for you. It’s a kinda business but for content creators on YouTube. I want to share about the YouTube community tab. Well, I’m going to share everything you need to know about it. From how to use it, what the benefits and where to find it.

I’m going to answer some questions regarding this topic. It’s important for the YouTubers and audience as well. But more for the content creator. We will know why is impgrowing your channelortant. And how it can help you with your channel growth. Keep reading to know about that. Please consider sharing with others if you find it helpful.

YouTube community tab: everything to know about it

You might ask yourself how video-sharing platforms have this community tab. Well, you will know about that and how you can find it. If you have been on YoouTube for a long time. I’m sure there is a high chance that you know about this. However, maybe you not using it. So, keep reading for the reasons why you need to start using it.

Some YouTubers might not know this but it’s good for many views and content creators. I’ve seen big YouTuubers that do it with their fans and audience. And no matter how many audiences, you will still get the most out of it. If you stay consistent with using to let people know that you are using it.

Q: What is the YouTube Community tab?

A: If you have this question in your mind. Well, the answer is simple and the community tab allows Youtubers to communicate with their audience. It’s a tab you would see when you visit your channel if you got it. We will know how to get it in a second but it’s a way of posting pictures, gifs, and polling your viewers.

Before I used to see it and thought might be YouTube is being a social media and video-sharing platform haha. You can say that is true but not sure if we consider it as social media as Facebook and Twitter. Having this way of communicating with people doesn’t makes it one. But what are your thoughts on this?

I’m sure a lot of you have also seen this on YouTube but we will find out where to find it. Keep reading to know more about this awesome feature on YouTube. Being a content creator on the YouTube platform alone can allow you to communicate with people through this.

Reasons why you need the community tab:

  • You can share with your viewers a tease of the next video with pictures
  • Sharing some behind the scene stuff with the audience
  • Polling them about the next idea for a video or any question you need opinions
  • Also, share a gif with them (a gif is like a short video but no sound)
  • Announcement with just text if you want

Here are some of the reasons why you would use this feature. And you can have your own reason if you want. So, it’s not just limited but these are what is the goal of YouTube having it on the platform. Although shorts can be good for some of the reasons mentioned above people still do them all as well.

Also, it’s not that easy to get this feature if you are just starting. You need time to get this feature but it’s easy to get. I will talk about it in this post as well. Because it has specific ways for content creators to enable it. This can be good to engage with your viewers about your videos. Hopefully, this guide can be helpful to you if you want to get started with the YouTube community tab.

Ways you can get the community tab:

  • Reaching 500 subscribers
  • Also by enabling access to advanced features on your channel

These are the ways how to get the community tab. For me, I used the second to get it and there are three ways. One is through the channel history, the second one is by a valid ID and the third way is by video verification. Well, I did the channel history, and if you want to do that.

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Building a channel history will require you usually 2 months of growing your channel and following the guidelines on YouTube. I’m going to show you a tutorial on how you can get it. This time I’m going to use the fresh channel to allow you to see what it looks like before you enable it.

How to get the tab by enabling access

First step where to find advanced features

This is a fresh YouTube channel that I don’t use and don’t have the YouTube community tab. However, first, you need to go to your YouTube Studio and you can as shown in the picture above. You will find the setting menu on the left bottom of the screen and you need to click it. (See the red arrow).

Setting menu

Going to the channel setting

You can see the menu setting in the picture above. And from there you can go to the channel tab as shown with the red arrow. This is where you will find the eligibility for the advanced features of the channel. It’s easy and most people can have it but enabling it will take time unless you use video verification or a Valid ID.

Where to find the feature eligibility

If you see what is shown in the picture above. You will need to go to the feature eligibility tab. This way, you can find what we are talking about in this post. Remember, this channel is fresh and I don’t use it at all haha. However, I’m using it to show how you can find the steps to enable the YouTube community tab for your channel.

Feature Eligibility

Feature eligibility menu

Well, here we are and you can see the advanced features. And that allows you to live stream and do other things. Such as having the community tab on your channel. These are important features for YouTubers and content creators to have but you need to enable them. What we need is the last one but in order to get it, you need to be eligible for all of them.

Requirements for advanced feature.

Here you can see the requirements to enable the community on the right. And the left one is what you will get and what other features will be available to you when you enable it. If you choose the channel history, you will take usually 2 months of growing and uploading to YouTube videos.

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You can hover with your mouse over the question mark that is in front of each one to see more details about them. It will help you to understand how to do it. As you can see the first requirement is to enable the intermediate features which is the second one on the list of features.

How it looks when you finish them

What it looks like to have all enabled

This is my current channel and as you can see I have them all enabled. However, I used the channel history which I waited before to get it. My channel is very old and as I told you guys before that I was a YouTuber but stopped. Now I’m coming back and it’s ready for me.

If you are a serious YouTuber and want to make money. You will go through the same process because as you can see in the pictures above, to get the monetization, you will need to do these steps. So, if you have already done it, you should see it and I will show you how to find it and where to post it. Also, you can see posts from another tab as well.

Where to find the YouTube community tab?

Where to find the community tab.

If you want to see the community tab, you will need to go to your YouTube channel this time. And as shown in the picture above. You can see it with other menus such as the home page of the channel. And playlists as well as other tabs that are available to you. However, you will only see it if you follow the steps above or wait until you reach 500 subscribers.

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You can see the box where you can write and post for your audience. Engage audience options that you can do. Write only text to send to your viewers or use the options in the box such as adding text poll, image, or video. Something you can control which I might not have right is visibility.

FYI

YouTube has a built-in scheduling feature for people who want to schedule posts. And as you can see the published and scheduled tabs. That’s where you will see both published and scheduled posts. If you see the word “Post”, there is an arrow aiming down, you need to click that if you want to schedule.

Well, publish option that I have but if you have paid subscribers, you can change the visibility to paid and only people on the paid list will see it. This is if you want to share exclusive stuff for your audience who paid. YouTube has this feature for streamers and people who offer people paid subscriptions.

How it looks when posting

A post on the community tab example.

This is an example for you guys to see how it looks when posting using the feature community tab. I used the text poll but you can use anything or just post text if you want. However, recommended that you use pictures or videos to get more attraction to posts that you share with your audience.

Where can I see my posts?

There are two ways for you to see it and one way for your viewers to see it. We will get to both you and the audience as well. And I’m going to start with how you can see it. There are two places. As a content creator, you will have two ways to monitor and edit your posts.

First way to find the posts

The first one would be the YouTube community tab when you visit your channel. You can just scroll down and see all the posts you shared with your audience before. The post that I just shared to show you what it looks like is in there as well. However, if you have more, you can just scroll down.

Another way to find posts

The second way would be when you visit your YouTube studio. First, you need to click on the content tab on the left menu. And late you will need to click on posts. There you can see my post that I just posted is in there and details about it. If you hover over it with the mouse, it gives you options to check comments and or edit details.

This can be handy if you want to see more posts and more details such as comments, likes, and views. It’s the dashboard for your posts. Something content creators can relate to when posting things on social media. Tracking the performance of the stuff we share on the internet.

Where do my viewers see my posts?

I think something you might have seen if you subscribed to big YouTubers. Viewers can see your posts when they visit the subscription list tab on the phone. Well, I only see the shorts and videos when I visit on my PC or laptop. However, I can see posts when visiting the subscription list on my phone.

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Also, you might see it when you browse your YouTube home page on your phone. You can see everything from YouTube videos, shorts, and even posts others post. So, this works best on the phone and I’m sure many people use their phone to watch. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about.

FAQ

Q: How long it takes until we can see the community tab?

A: Google says that it takes up to a week when you use the 500 subscribers method to enable it. And takes up to 48 hours when using the feature access method.

Q: How to get a community tab on YouTube without 1k subs?

A: If you don’t want to wait for subscribers. You can follow the steps above to enable the advanced feature. That can allow you to have the community tab. It might take some time but it’s faster than waiting for subscribers.

Q: Do I need the community tab on YouTube if I’m a small YouTuber?

A: Communicating with your audience doesn’t mean you have to be a big YouTuber. Even if you have a few subscribers, it’s always good to share posts and engage audience with your subscribers. I recommend you work on enabling it doesn’t matter big or small YouTuber.

Conclusion of YouTube community tab: everything to know about it

YouTube community tab: everything to know about it
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Thank you so much for reading until this point. I’ve shared everything you need to know about the community tab on YouTube. From how it can help you to how you get it. Hopefully, you found this helpful. Please make sure to share this with others to help people to know about this.

What are your thoughts about this? And do you use it with your audience? Let us know in the comment and share your experience on this.

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60 comments

Ranjana February 16, 2023 - 10:45 am

I haven’t noticed this feature on YouTube yet. All the information that you have provided here is detailed and will definitely help in growing viewers and subscribers.

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Fransic verso February 17, 2023 - 12:07 am

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Jodie February 16, 2023 - 3:51 pm

I’m a huge fan of YouTube and your post is so helpful – particularly for those publishing content. Thanks for sharing Fransic!

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Fransic verso February 17, 2023 - 12:07 am

That’s awesome, thank you for reading!

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Ashley February 16, 2023 - 4:58 pm

I’m going to be honest and say that I had no idea there even was a community tab on YouTube. This was a really informative post for me because you’ve answered some questions as to why some things appear on YouTube, eg polls. I need to reach 500 subscribers and get this button! Many thanks for sharing xxx

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Fransic verso February 17, 2023 - 12:06 am

I’m glad you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Whitney Steward February 16, 2023 - 9:31 pm

For someone who spends do much time on YouTube like I do, you’d think I’d know more about the platform. Turns out I don’t! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Fransic verso February 17, 2023 - 12:04 am

Yeah, we learn a lot. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Under Flowery Sky February 17, 2023 - 2:42 am

Pretty detailed post, thanks for the tips..

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:06 pm

I appreciate your feedback and reading!

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leena February 17, 2023 - 4:26 am

I haven’t noticed this feature on YouTube yet. This was really informative thank you

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:06 pm

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Patricia Chamberlain February 17, 2023 - 5:38 am

I do not use this feature nearly enough! I really need to start making it more of a priority.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:05 pm

Thank you for reading and I appreciate you commenting!

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alita February 17, 2023 - 6:07 am

So grateful for your post. Im barely new to youtube and I could use this to my medium audience.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:05 pm

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and glad you found it helpful.

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Luna S February 17, 2023 - 7:24 am

Great information! I don’t use youtube all that often, but this is very helpful for getting into it more.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:04 pm

I’m glad to know that you found them great information.

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Nayna Kanabar February 17, 2023 - 7:33 am

This is a really informative post. I have youtube channel but I have not activated this community tab so I am now going to follow your instructions to set it up. Thanks for the pictorial guide making it very easy to follow the instructions.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:04 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this post.

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Debbie February 17, 2023 - 8:37 am

Although I’m not on YouTube very much (yet) I have plans to spend more time on the platform. Great and helpful tips for my future self!

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:03 pm

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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Marysa February 17, 2023 - 9:01 am

I had not heard about the community tab. I’m glad I read through this to learn about how it works.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:03 pm

That’s awesome, glad to know that you found it helpful.

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Ntensibe Edgar February 17, 2023 - 11:19 am

Aaaahhhhh….this is very timely information on YouTube for me. I plan on creating a channel or two on YouTube and community will be a core part of it.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:03 pm

That’s awesome, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Lughatouna February 19, 2023 - 3:55 am

Great explanation of the feature! Thanks

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:02 pm

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Anita February 19, 2023 - 4:33 am

This is really helpful. I don’t have a YouTube Channel yet, but I enjoy learning and getting prepared to have one in the future.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:02 pm

I’m glad you found it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Morgan February 19, 2023 - 6:27 am

This is helpful – I’m a newbie when it comes to Youtube and still learning the ins and outs so thank you!

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:00 pm

That’s great, its good to keep learning!

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Valery February 19, 2023 - 6:50 am

I love YouTube as a consumer, but as a creator it’s one of the most intimidating things to me! You’ve broken this down so simply with great tips, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 11:00 pm

Hahaha, I can understand that feeling. I’m glad you found this was easy to read.

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Danwil Reyes February 19, 2023 - 6:51 am

Good read about YouTube community.

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 10:59 pm

Yeah, it’s nice to learn about it.

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Literally Laurie February 19, 2023 - 7:40 am

Pinned this post for when my blog is ready for posting YouTube videos. Appreciate this resource! 🙂

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 10:59 pm

That’s awesome, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Liv February 19, 2023 - 11:29 am

This is the feature I use the least so very helpful

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Fransic verso February 19, 2023 - 10:59 pm

It could be useful. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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Sonia Seivwright February 19, 2023 - 11:45 pm

I really appreciate your detailed explanation of the YouTube community tab and how it can benefit creators and viewers alike. It’s interesting to learn how creators can use this feature to engage with their audience and promote their content. Thank you for sharing your insights and expertise!

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Fransic verso February 20, 2023 - 11:55 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your lovely feedback.

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Padma February 20, 2023 - 2:37 am

I have learned something new today thanks to you!
Will keep this feature in mind when I reach the qualifying threshold on Youtube,

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Fransic verso February 20, 2023 - 11:54 pm

Great, thank you for reading and commenting your thoughts.

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Clarice February 20, 2023 - 6:40 am

Honestly, I had been neglecting my youtube channel and this is the first time I heard about the YT community tab. Appreciate this guide and yes, I agree with you that we maximize this feature in many ways. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you for sharing.

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Fransic verso February 20, 2023 - 11:51 pm

That’s awesome. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Catherine February 20, 2023 - 8:08 am

I don’t use Youtube very often, so I was not aware of this feature. It was interesting to read about and learn something new! Thank you for sharing.

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Fransic verso February 20, 2023 - 11:50 pm

That’s awesome. Glad to know that it was interesting. Thank you for reading!

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Cristina Rosano February 21, 2023 - 11:28 am

this sounds like a feature creators can really use to engage with their viewers, such a great idea! Very informative post!

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Fransic verso February 22, 2023 - 12:08 am

Right? I appreciate you reading and commenting!

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Laila February 22, 2023 - 6:41 am

I still have a long way to reach the community tab haha! But definitely interesting to interact with subscribers.

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Fransic verso February 22, 2023 - 11:26 pm

Haha, I’m sure you will get there fast. Thank you for reading!

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Khushboo February 22, 2023 - 7:04 am

That’s a very informative post. I didn’t know about this feature. I will have to check it out

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Fransic verso February 22, 2023 - 11:24 pm

I see, glad to know that you know it now. Thank you for reading!

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Hannah February 22, 2023 - 1:04 pm

This is great to know! I wasn’t actually aware of this feature – I have considered using YouTube alongside my blog but haven’t got around to it yet. Glad I know about this now though, as I imagine I would use this feature quite a lot.

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Fransic verso February 22, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Yeah, it would be handy to use it. Thank you for reading!

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vidya February 23, 2023 - 2:24 pm

Your youtube posts are definitely motivating me to really get started on making videos and informing me so i can do so too..

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Fransic verso February 27, 2023 - 12:18 am

That’s awesome haha. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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Isabella May 27, 2023 - 11:03 am

Very detailed information. We’ll done! Mine got activated automatically and I honestly can’t say why as i’m not yet at the 500 sub mark. Meanwhile, I’ve tried posting on the community tab and didn’t get much engagement out of it but I know it’s a useful feature so I’ll give it another try. Thanks!

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Fransic verso May 29, 2023 - 1:51 am

Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and commenting!

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