In the past, the only official way for YouTuber creators to make money was through ads, but given how strict YouTube has been regarding what kind of videos or channels can be monetized, it might not be a viable option for all creators. This led to creators turning to third-party solutions such as Patreon to generate a revenue stream.

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That being said, YouTube has since announced a new tipping feature in the form of Super Thanks, where it gives creators one more way of earning money through their videos. According to YouTube, “Fans watching YouTube videos can now purchase Super Thanks to express their gratitude and show support. They will see an animated GIF and, as an added bonus, get a distinct, colorful comment to highlight their purchase, which creators can respond to.”

Right now, there are four options in terms of tips – $2, $5, $10, $50 (the amount might be different depending on your currency), and YouTube is expected to take a 30% cut from these tips. This is actually not YouTube’s first time working with tips. The company previously introduced features like Super Chat that offered something similar.

At the moment, Super Thanks is only available in beta and it is also only available in 68 countries, so it won’t be open to all users just yet.

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