YouTube channel memberships available in South Africa

Google has introduced its channel memberships for YouTube in South Africa, offering users the opportunity to support creators by signing up to donate 2.85 USD (R39.99) per month to their favorite channels.

Channel memberships was launched last year for $4.99 per month after being tested on YouTube’s Gaming platform.

The Chief Product Officer of YouTube stated, “With Channel Memberships, viewers pay a monthly recurring fee… to get unique badges, new emoji, Members-only posts in the Community tab, and access to unique custom perks offered by creators, such as exclusive livestreams, extra videos, or shout-outs.”

Google combined YouTube Gaming into the main YouTube service at the end of May.