Interact with audiences with Community posts

Community posts are lightweight engagement tools that allow Creators with at least 1,000 subscribers to get closer to fans beyond video. Through different content types, you can both give fans a deeper look into your world and express your creativity.

They're visible to anyone who goes to your Community tab and also reach Subscribers in their Subs feed or notifications if they're opted in. In this lesson you will learn how to set up and use Community posts to engage audiences effectively.


  • Estimated time to complete: 20 mins
  • Level: 'I've never used Community posts'
  • Number of subs to qualify: 1,000
  • Date published: 25 November 2019


Heads-up: When you set your audience as Made for Kids, we'll restrict certain features to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable laws. When this happens, Community Posts won't be available on individual videos or live streams. Find out more here.

  1. Tips for using Community posts

    Community posts can come in many forms: plain text, photos or images, GIFs, videos or polls.


    Here are some tips and ideas for what to post:


    1. Promote a collaboration video with a fellow creator or fan
    2. Poll your audience on what type of video they want to see next
    3. Show off special behind-the-scenes photos
    4. Tease an upcoming special announcement
    5. Shout out a fan or fellow creator using an @mention
    6. If you use Channel Memberships, create a 'members only' post to show exclusive content to only your channel members.
      • Take a look at our full lesson on Memberships for more info.
  2. Test your knowledge

    See what you know about Community posts
  3. How to create a Community post

    To create a Community post:
    1. Go to the tab named 'Community' from your channel homepage.


    2. In the box at the top, you can create your new Community post.


    3. Once you've finished, click 'Post'.

  4. Community post overview

    In this video, we'll give you an overview of the Community Tab – a feature that lets you interact with your viewers beyond video. Creators with 1,000 subscribers or more can use the Community tab to post polls,