[Updated] YouTube provides update on delay in channel review process, says will take more time
Update (March 05):
Google’s recent post says:
Applications for the YouTube Partner Program are still in a backlog. We hope to be able to review all open applications by the end of April. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.
Update (February 21):
For those of you complaining about pending channel reviews, YouTube updated this morning that your channel will be reviewed in the coming weeks, but that’s subject to the fact that you should meet the new Partner Program criteria.
If you meet the new YouTube Partner Program criteria, your pending application will be reviewed over the next couple of weeks. Look for an email then!
The source linked for detailed information reveals that
As of February 20th 2018, any channel previously part of YPP that no longer meets the eligibility requirement will not be able to monetize, including sponsorships and Super Chat. This change is rolling out throughout the day–when your channel gets the update, youtube.com/features will show monetization is not enabled. You’ll also receive a blue bar notification today.
YouTube has also answered some FAQs related to the matter which you can check here.
For more than two months, applicants of ‘YouTube Partner Program‘ (YPP) have been complaining about delayed channel reviews at the official YouTube forum. Google had acknowledged the issue some time back, but users continue to face the problem.
Following are some of the recent tweets chiming about the same problem:
@TeamYouTube hello youtube
my channel url ishttps://t.co/B9JVWlOqma
my issue is that, my channel review started on dec9,2017 for
monitization approval but my request is still pending on 5118.i have
good understanding about your partner program and reached 50000+ view pic.twitter.com/9Bh26oqnCh
— Ravi (@ravi859999) January 5, 2018
— Chesley Thigpen (@LP3rdGamer) January 5, 2018
Dear youtube team,
My issue is that, my channel review started on 23 December for monetisation but channel not approved yet, still channel status is under review.
Sir please check my youtube channel and approved for monetisation.!
Channel name:- "Sonu the great" pic.twitter.com/cIb7tXCczi
— sonu mishra (@sonumis33864708) January 3, 2018
The company’s latest update on the problem reveals the wait is not over yet. Google employee Marissa (who is also the Community Manager at YouTube Help Forum) posted a few hours back – to calm down thousands of YouTube users facing delays in the channel review process – saying that the process will take another two-three weeks for completion.
Applications for the YouTube Partner Program are still taking longer than normal to process. For those of you who have applied in the past month, it will likely be another 2-3 weeks before you receive the update
Here’s the complete statement:
It’s worth pointing out that the update only addresses those who applied for channel review in December 2017 – there is no information about those who initiated the process before that.
The glitchy review process has already disappointed a good chunk of applicants, and the news that they have to wait for a few more weeks will surely frustrate them further. Whatever is blocking the process, we hope the company clears out the pending reviews sooner than later as channel owners are losing out on revenue due to this.
For those of you naive, YPP is a way out for creators to monetize their content on YouTube, and earn money with the help of ads served on their videos and/or from subscribers (YouTube Red) watching their content. But, sadly the process through which YPP facility can be activated has been broken for a while, as the channel review done by YouTube itself is taking months, and the concerned applicants are going bonkers due to inhibited earnings.
We are keeping an eye on all related developments, and will keep updating as and when anything news worthy happens.
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