YouTube channel memberships launched in South Africa

Google has quietly started rolling out channel memberships for YouTube in South Africa, allowing users to support creators by signing up to donate R39.99 per month to their favourite channels.

Channel memberships started rolling out last year for $4.99 per month after being tested on YouTube’s Gaming platform.

“With Channel Memberships, viewers pay a monthly recurring fee… to get unique badges, new emoji, Members-only posts in the Community tab, and access to unique custom perks offered by creators, such as exclusive livestreams, extra videos, or shout-outs,” said YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan.

Google merged YouTube Gaming into the main YouTube service at the end of May.

YouTube channel memberships use the existing payment information stored in your Google account. Supported payment cards include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

The screenshots below illustrate how to “Join” and cancel your R39.99 per month membership to channels that have the feature enabled.


After clicking the “Join” button, you are presented with a screen explaining what you will get.

Join screen for YouTube channel membership in South Africa


You will be asked to confirm your subscription, and will be sent an e-mail when you do.

YouTube channel membership in South Africa payment confirmation form


When you become a member, you usually get members-only perks.

Membership Page for YouTube channel membership in South Africa


To cancel your membership, you can click on the gear wheel shown on the channel’s page to bring up a menu.

Cancelling YouTube channel membership in South Africa


YouTube then asks you why you are cancelling.

Cancellation questionnaire for YouTube channel membership in South Africa


YouTube confirms that your membership has been cancelled and sends you an e-mail to that effect.

YouTube channel membership in South Africa - Cancellation complete


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