YouTube Community Posts: Everything You Need to Know

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  • Esteban Ramos
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    Esteban Ramos is a full-time YouTube Channel Manager at Tasty Edits. He has worked with dozens of high-profile and up-and-coming content creators and businesses to grow their channels with strategic YouTube SEO and personalized recommendations. He is a seasoned pro at finding video ideas, boosting YouTube audience engagement, and diving deep into YouTube channel analytics. Videography and cinema are also his personal passions: In his free time, he hosts a Spanish-language movie podcast.

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Engaging your community on YouTube is a key challenge for any creator on the platform. Having an active and engaged audience is key to generating sustainable income streams and growing your channel. 

Community posts can help you achieve this goal. Here’s how. 

Quick Facts

  • Community posts are a great way to get feedback from your audience through polls and quizzes, share updates and GIFs, and put a spotlight on new and revamped content. 
  • The Community tab is now generally available. You don’t need to hit a subscriber threshold to use it. 

Keep reading for the full scoop!

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What Are YouTube Community Posts?

You can find community posts in the Community tab on a channel’s homepage, right next to the tab for playlists. 

Community posts allow creators to share information with their audience, highlight their latest videos, ask for feedback in the comments, and connect with viewers

Take a look at the community posts of the channel Yoga with Adriene. Here, Adriene shares her latest uploads, as well as additional resources like calendars to keep her followers hooked on her yoga content.

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Why Should You Use YouTube Community Posts?

There are several major benefits to doing YouTube community posts. Most of all, they’re a great way to connect with your audience. You can get feedback on your videos, collect content ideas, and trial those before you start shooting.

YouTube community posts are versatile. They allow you to post a wide range of content, including: 

  • Text posts 
  • Images 
  • Text and image polls 
  • Quizzes 
  • GIFs 
  • Videos
a youtube community post by mrbeast asking fans whether "giving a random subscriber a lamborghini" would be a good video idea
Mr Beast uses community posts to get feedback from his followers.

Plus, they come with their own set of analytics tools, so you’ll be able to assess exactly how strongly each post resonates with your followers. You can also schedule posts and batch post creation to easily integrate  them into your YouTube workflow. 

Finally, posts are also a great way to promote older content that might be struggling algorithmically, or that you just updated.

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How to Use YouTube Community Posts?

That said, how do you use community posts? 

The good news is that the feature is pretty straightforward and generally available. There used to be a subscriber threshold channels needed to clear before they could use the Community tab, but that is a thing of the past. 

All you need to do to start using community posts is to go to the Community tab on your channel homepage while logged in, and start posting. 

You can start typing directly, or select the additional kind of content you want to add – from polls and images to quizzes and GIFs. Once you’re happy with your post, you can publish it. To schedule it for later, hit the drop-down arrow next to “Publish”. 

This is also where you can see all posts you published, scheduled, and archived. Plus, you can respond to comments that your fans left on your posts.

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The comedy YouTuber trio Foil Arms and Hog uses community posts to ask their fans for input for their next skits.

Want to check out the performance of your posts? Head to YouTube Studio and click on the Content tab, then select Posts. Here, you’ll get an overview of how your posts are doing and which ones generate the most engagement.

The Bottom Line

Engaging your YouTube audience can be tricky. YouTube community posts are an amazing way to connect with your followers, share updates, get feedback, and keep them hooked on your content! Plus, they’re easy to use and generally accessible.

Ready, set, get posting! 

FAQs

While there used to be a subscriber threshold for the Community tab in YouTube, that is a thing of the past. To make a community post on YouTube, all you need to do is go to your channel homepage, go to the community tab, and start posting.

Yes. Community posts are a great way to engage your audience through polls and quizzes, share updates, and get feedback.

While there used to be a subscriber threshold for the Community tab in YouTube, it’s now freely available. You don’t need to hit a certain subscriber count before you can start posting.

Community posts are a fantastic way of helping you grow your channel. You can engage your audience through polls and quizzes, get feedback through comments, share updates, and put a spotlight on older content to revitalize it.

Zero. While there used to be a subscriber threshold you had to clear before you could start posting in the Community tab, YouTube has now made the feature available to everyone.

Author

  • Esteban Ramos

    Esteban Ramos is a full-time YouTube Channel Manager at Tasty Edits. He has worked with dozens of high-profile and up-and-coming content creators and businesses to grow their channels with strategic YouTube SEO and personalized recommendations. He is a seasoned pro at finding video ideas, boosting YouTube audience engagement, and diving deep into YouTube channel analytics. Videography and cinema are also his personal passions: In his free time, he hosts a Spanish-language movie podcast.

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