Update on new YouTube Partner Program applications – April 19, 2018
Thanks for your continued patience with YouTube Partner Program applications that are currently under review. We know many channels have been waiting to hear back and wanted to share an update on how we’re working to review our current backlog of applications.
Why have reviews been taking so long?
Last December we committed to doing more to protect the creator community from abuse. A central part of that work was spending more time carefully reviewing each channel and application for the YouTube Partner Program. We’re also training new members of the review team to ensure we’re applying our decisions consistently and giving the right channels the opportunity to monetize.
This process has taken longer than we initially anticipated and we apologize for the delays this has caused.
If you have a pending application, when should you expect to hear back?
We’ve now grown our review team and are currently moving through pending applications at a faster pace. We’re hoping to get caught up by the end of June and will let you know if anything changes.