How Can I Add a Subscribe Button to My Youtube Channel?

As a YouTube creator, generating traffic to your channel helps you connect better with your viewers and get the necessary numbers to generate income from your content. You can use YouTube Studio to add a subscribe button to your account using a watermark image you upload and set to display on each of your videos.

YouTube creators upload videos daily for others to enjoy or learn from, and one of the goals is to get regular viewers or subscribers to their channel. Getting subscribers and views is necessary to generate income from your YouTube channel, but how can you add a subscribe button to your channel? You can learn more about YouTube creator tools by contacting user support here, and below are the steps to adding a subscribe button.

Adding a Subscribe Button

You've uploaded your video and are ready to share it on YouTube, but you want future content to be easy for your viewers to find. Adding a subscribe button can help guide viewers to your channel quickly. To allow viewers to subscribe, follow the steps below:

  1. Open YouTube Studio in your browser.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Select "Customization" from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  4. Click "Customize Channel" from the options provided.
  5. Select "Branding" from the options on the screen.
  6. Locate and click the "Video Watermark" option.
  7. Hit "Upload."
  8. Browse your computer to choose the image file you want to use for your subscribe button, and select the file you want to use.
  9. Select "Done" to upload the image file, and choose the display time in your video you want the button to appear from the following options:
    • At the end of the video
    • Throughout the entire video
    • Custom starting time
  10. Click "Save" to lock in your subscribe feature.

Once you've set a subscribe button using this method, it will appear on all the videos on that particular channel. If you are a creator with more than one YouTube channel, you will need to complete the above steps for each.

About Subscribe Button Images

When choosing your subscribe button image, keep in mind the following parameters:

  • Images can be PNG or GIF.
  • The image you choose should be 150*150 pixels.
  • It shouldn't be more than 1 MB in size.
  • Avoid blurry or low-opacity images for best results.

A subscribe button is a great way to allow fans to quickly get to your content and helps direct traffic to your YouTube channel. For more information or assistance, contact YouTube creator support here.

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