How to Enable YouTube Channel Features

By Rob Ciampa, Theresa Moore, John Carucci, Stan Muller, Adam Wescott

When your YouTube channel account is in good standing, be sure to check the rest of the fields on your channel’s Status and Features page. Checking which YouTube features are enabled is straightforward:

  1. Log in to your YouTube account.

  2. Click the logged-in icon and then choose Creator Studio from the
    pull-down menu that appears.

    The Creator Studio main menu should appear on the left side of the browser.

  3. Click the Channel section of the Creator Studio menu.

  4. Select Status and Features.

    Doing so displays your account status on the right. Now cast your eye a bit below your account statuses and you’ll see your YouTube features. More specifically, you’ll see three distinct fields for each feature:

    1. The feature itself: This lists the name of the YouTube feature — one of the many built-in extensions to YouTube channel functionality that allows for greater channel control, monetization, and enhanced viewing features.

    2. The feature status: Your current ability to use these features. Each feature status is binary: Either you’ve enabled it or you haven’t.

    3. The feature description: Details on what the feature does.

  5. Click to enable the feature you want to add to your channel.

    For example, if you want ads on your channel, click the Enable button on the Monetization feature.