How to Cancel YouTube Channel Membership


YouTube channel memberships let fans of a channel pay to support a channel, and in return get access to channel-specific perks, such as special emoji and icons, early access to videos, shoutouts during videos, priority response in the comment section, and more. However, whether you’re no longer getting the value out of those perks or paying for that channel membership no longer fits into your budget, YouTube makes it easy to cancel a channel membership. And I wanna make sure and give a shoutout to the Rob Unwraps YouTube channel for being a good sport and being cool with me using his channel in this video. I’m actually a member over on Rob’s channel where he regularly releases videos with tips and advice on the latest games, and reviews gaming hardware.

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Steps to Cancel YouTube Channel Membership

  1. Navigate to your YouTube home screen, either through the website or the YouTube mobile app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Click your profile icon at the top of the screen to open a menu, and then click “Purchases and Memberships” in this menu. The Purchases and Memberships screen is displayed.
Click your YouTube profile icon, and then click Purchases and Memberships.
  1. Scroll down to the Memberships section, and then find the membership you want to cancel. In this example I’ll cancel my membership to the Rob Unwraps YouTube channel. Again, shoutout to Rob Unwraps, I actually really like Rob’s channel and would strongly recommend you check it out.
  2. Click “Manage Membership” next to the channel membership you want to cancel to open a menu with the details of that YouTube channel membership, and then click “Deactivate.” A window pops up letting you know how long you’ll still have access to these channel membership perks if you move forward with cancelling.
Click Manage Membership.
  1. Click “End Membership.” The next window will let you know that your YouTube channel membership has been cancelled.
Click End Membership.

Reasons to Cancel a YouTube Channel Membership

1. Lack of Interest

When you lose interest in creating or watching content on YouTube, it’s time to cancel your channel membership. Maybe you’ve moved on to new hobbies or found other ways to express yourself. Either way, canceling your membership frees up time and energy for your new passions.

2. Cost

Budget constraints shouldn’t hold you back from doing what you love. If paying for a YouTube channel membership feels like an unnecessary expense, cancel it. Use the money you save for other things that bring you joy.

3. Technical Difficulties

Technical issues can ruin the YouTube experience. If you’re unable to resolve your account or channel membership problems, cancel it. You shouldn’t have to deal with frustrating glitches.

4. Too Much Time Consumption

Too much of anything can be a bad thing, even something as enjoyable as YouTube. If you find yourself spending too much time on the site, cancel your membership. Reclaim your time and use it for other things.

5. Other Platform Preferences

Maybe you’ve discovered a new platform that you prefer over YouTube. If that’s the case, cancel your membership and focus on your new favorite platform. Don’t waste time on sites you don’t enjoy.

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