YouTube's Super Thanks tipping is now available to partners worldwide

You can customize your tip comments, too.


You no longer have to hold back if you've wanted to tip YouTube creators with a Super Thanks. YouTube has made the tipping feature available to all eligible creators in the 68 countries where the service's Partner Program exists. As a viewer, you now have the option to customize the comment that appears when you tip, whether you're watching on desktop or mobile.

Super Thanks is the latest form of YouTube's long-running efforts to get fans directly supporting video producers. You can spend between $2 to $50 to show your appreciation and get a specially-colored comment to highlight your contribution. YouTube takes a 30 percent cut, but this is theoretically easier for creators than linking a separate crowdfunding service (such as Patreon) and hoping viewers contribute.

The feature joins the livestream-oriented Super Chat. While it's still soon to say if the expanded Super Thanks will see much uptake, it could give some creatives a stronger incentive to post videos on YouTube instead of limiting themselves to TikTok, Twitch and other platforms where some form of tipping is already widely available.