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Hello Katherine! I can certainly help you enable Super Chat on your YouTube livestream. Super Chat is a great feature for engaging with your audience and monetizing your live broadcasts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable Super Chat:

  1. Eligibility check: Before you can enable Super Chat, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements. You need to be at least 18 years old, have more than 1,000 subscribers, be located in an eligible country or region, and comply with YouTube’s monetization policies.
  2. Sign in to YouTube Studio: Go to YouTube Studio ( and sign in to your YouTube account.
  3. Open the Monetization tab: In YouTube Studio, click on “Monetization” in the left sidebar. If you don’t see the Monetization tab, it’s possible that you haven’t met the eligibility requirements or your channel is not yet approved for monetization. Continue working on your channel to meet the requirements.
  4. Enable monetization: If you haven’t already enabled monetization for your channel, you’ll need to go through the monetization setup process. This involves agreeing to the terms, setting up an AdSense account if you don’t have one, and linking it to your YouTube channel. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the monetization setup.
  5. Enable Super Chat: Once you have monetization enabled, go back to the Monetization tab in YouTube Studio. Scroll down to the section titled “Supers & merch” and click on “Supers.” You’ll see the option to enable Super Chat.
  6. Set up payment details: To receive Super Chat revenue, you’ll need to set up your payment details. Click on “Set up” and follow the instructions to link your AdSense account and provide the necessary payment information, such as your address and bank account details.
  7. Customize Super Chat settings: After enabling Super Chat, you can customize its settings to fit your preferences. You can set the minimum Super Chat amount, the maximum message length, and the duration that a Super Chat message remains pinned in the chat. Consider your audience and content when determining these settings.
  8. Promote Super Chat during livestreams: Once Super Chat is enabled, you can start promoting it during your livestreams. Encourage viewers to support you by using Super Chat and explain how it works. Consider highlighting Super Chats during your livestream by acknowledging and responding to them to further engage with your audience.
It’s worth noting that Super Chat availability and features may vary depending on your location and channel status. Additionally, YouTube may have specific policies and guidelines related to Super Chat, so it’s important to review and comply with those.

I hope this guide helps you enable Super Chat on your YouTube livestream successfully. Enjoy interacting with your audience and leveraging this feature to enhance your livestreaming experience. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!