How to Make a Subscribe Link for YouTube Channel


This wikiHow teaches you how to generate a special link that allows people to subscribe to your YouTube channel from any website. When someone clicks or taps this link on your website or social media profile, they'll be taken directly to your subscription page.

Part 1
Using a Computer

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//www.youtube.com in a web browser. If you're not already signed in to your account, click the SIGN IN button at the top-right corner of the page to do so now.

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It's at the top-right corner of the page. A menu will expand.

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It's near the top of the menu. This opens your channel's main page.

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You can usually do this just by clicking the address at the top of your web browser.

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This copies the URL to your computer's clipboard.

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If you're using Windows, try Notepad or Wordpad in the Start menu. If you're using a Mac, try TextEdit or Pages in the Applications folder.

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The copied URL now appears on the page.

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sub_confirmation=1 to the end of the URL. Don't insert a space, just start typing it after the last letter of the URL. For example, if the URL you pasted is https://www.youtube.com/user/WikiHow?view_as=subscriber, it should now look like https://www.youtube.com/user/WikiHow?view_as=subscriber?sub_confirmation=1.

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You can do this by highlighting the URL and pressing ⌘ Cmd+C (Mac) or Ctrl+C (PC).

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This can be anywhere that allows you to enter a URL, including your website's HTML code, many social media profiles, and your email signature. If you're using a social media profile, you'll usually need to insert the link into a field labeled "Website" or "URL." See How to Create a Link Using HTML to learn how to add the link to your website's raw HTML code. If you're inserting the code into a social media profile like Instagram or Twitter, you may want to use a URL shortening service so the address doesn't look so long and messy. Some popular options are Tiny.cc or Bitly.

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The copied URL now appears on the page. Be sure to save your code and/or update the page to save your changes.

Part 2
Using a Phone or Tablet

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It's the red rectangle icon with a white sideways triangle inside. You'll find it on the home screen or in the app drawer. If you're using an Android, make sure you have an app that allows you to edit text. You can download any free text editor from the Play Store, such as Monospace, Google Docs, or Text Editor.

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It's at the top-right corner of the screen.

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It's near the top of the menu.

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It's at the top-right corner of YouTube.

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This opens your phone or tablet's sharing options.

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This may just be called Copy on some versions of Android. This copies your channel's URL to your clipboard.

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If you're using an iPhone or iPad, use the Notes app, which looks like a yellow, white, and gray sheet of notepaper. If you're using an Android, you can use Google Docs or any other app that allows you to type.

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In a few seconds, a small menu will appear.

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The copied URL will appear on the page.

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sub_confirmation=1 to the end of the URL. Don't insert a space, just start typing it after the last letter of the URL. For example, if the URL you pasted is https://www.youtube.com/user/WikiHow?view_as=subscriber, it should now look like https://www.youtube.com/user/WikiHow?view_as=subscriber?sub_confirmation=1.

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To do this, tap and hold part of the URL, drag the sliders so that the entire URL is highlighted a different color, and then tap Copy on the menu. You may have to tap and hold the highlighted link to see the Copy option on the menu.

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This can be anywhere that allows you to enter a URL, including your website's HTML code or social media profile. If you're using a social media profile, you'll usually need to insert the link into a field labeled "Website" or "URL." See How to Create a Link Using HTML to learn how to add the link to your website's raw HTML code. If you're inserting the code into a social media profile like Instagram or Twitter, you may want to use a URL shortening service so the address doesn't look so long and messy. Some popular options are Tiny.cc or Bitly.

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The direct URL to subscribe to your channel now appears in this location. Be sure to save your code and/or update the page to save your changes.