How to gift and receive gifted membership on YouTube?

This article will teach you how to gift and receive a YouTube membership for a channel on YouTube as a creator and member of the particular channel.

Want to give a Youtube membership to a friend in a specific channel's live chat? Finally, YouTube came up with a new feature: "Membership Gifting." In this article, let us know how to gift and receive gifted membership of a channel on YouTube as a creator and member of the particular channel.

You can now gift membership to your favourite YouTube channel using your computer or the YouTube app on your smartphone.

How to gift and receive gifted membership on YouTube?

Conditions applied: You have to be a member first of that particular channel to get the membership gift option.

Also Read: How to join a YouTube channel membership?

How to gift membership?

Let's see in steps:

> Click the "$" button next to the live chat you will find Membership Gift option to purchase gift memberships during live stream.

gift and receive gifted membership on YouTube
Youtube: Payal Gaming

> Choose the number of memberships you want to gift after the purchase is done, YouTube distributes gifted memberships to subscribers based on how much they interact with the particular channel. Loyal viewers are more likely to receive gift memberships than first-time viewers for 1 month of access to perks.

> Subscribers will get notified with a personal live chat message that you have been gifted membership like this and also through email if they receive a gift membership. A gifted membership is non-recurring, and the recipient doesn’t have to pay any money.

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How to receive membership gifts on a YouTube channel?

In order to receive gifts, subscribers have to opt-in to be eligible to receive gifts on a channel. During the beta, users can opt in by clicking "Allow Gifts" when prompted. To find this option, visit the YouTube channel wherever you want to receive memberships. Tap on "Join" > A window will open listing memberships with perks available, at the top right corner of the window tap on the three dots near the close button > then go to "Gift Settings", and you'll see the screen shown below at the Image. Tap the bar to allow, and you're done.

How to gift and receive gifted membership on YouTube?
Image: YouTube

For the channels for which you already have memberships, simply go to the membership section, tap on "upgrade," and the same window listing memberships will open, followed by the above steps. 

Note: As of now, you can find this option in the desktop version of YouTube. There is no option available on the YouTube App, but you can find it by visiting the YouTube website in desktop mode on your phone's chrome browser.


Monetized YouTube channels have the option to earn revenue by offering memberships to users. A channel membership grants perks such as special icons that show up in a creator’s comment section, members-only live streams, and more. Previously, users could only buy memberships for themselves, but now with membership gifting, channel members can buy a set of memberships, i.e. 5, 10, 20, or 50 for their friends or to distribute randomly among subscribers in a single purchase. 

That's all if you have any doubt do let me know in the comments. I will be happy to assist.

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