Community post overview
Ever wish you could reach your viewers without having to make a whole video?
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, images, animated GIFs and more. This gives you an easier, lightweight way to engage with your audience more often and in between uploads – directly on YouTube.
To create a Community post, go to the tab called 'Community' from your channel homepage on desktop or mobile. From here, you can promote a collaboration video; poll your audience on what type of video they want to see next. You can show them a special behind-the-scenes photo; tease an upcoming announcement; share a GIF; or shout out a fan or fellow creator using an at-mention.
Subscribed viewers will be able to see Community posts in the Subscriptions feed on their phones. They can also opt in to getting a notification any time that you post.
If you're a creator who has Channel Memberships, you can also choose to create a 'members only' post. This allows you to show channel members exclusive content and thank them for supporting your channel.
Make sure that you try out the Community tab to engage with your audience. And subscribe to the YouTube Creators channel for more creator tips and tricks.