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How to Subscribe to a YouTube Channel

When you subscribe to a YouTube channel, you will get notified every time that channel uploads a new video.

You can subscribe to a YouTube channel you prefer at any time you want.

In this post, we will see how to subscribe to a YouTube channel on YouTube web version (PC) and YouTube app (Android). Let's get started.

Subscribe to a YouTube Channel

PC

You can see the "Subscribe" button when you visit a channel page or on search results. Also, you can see it beneath every video.

You can use that "Subscribe" button to subscribe to the channel you want.

In this instance, I will subscribe to a YouTube channel on search results.

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    Go to YouTube and then sign in if not already.
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    Search for the channel you want to subscribe.
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    In the search results, hit the "Subscribe" button beside the channel name.
Subscribe button on YouTube web version

That is all. You can notice that the "Subscribe" button changed to "Subscribed" which states that you are subscribed to that channel.

Subscribe button changed to Subscribed after clicking on it

Beside the button, you can see a bell icon now. Hit on it if you want to get notified about every new video of the channel.

Bell icon is clicked

Note: Remember that you can see the videos of the channels you have subscribed in the "Subscriptions" (you can find it in the left sidebar).

Android

The steps to subscribe to a YouTube channel on YouTube app is same as above. In this instance, I will subscribe to a YouTube channel on search results.

Search for the channel in YouTube app.

Subscribe option

Tap on "Subscribe" option under the channel name. Now, you can see "Subscribe" option changed to "Subscribed." That is all. You are now subscribed to that channel.

Subscribe option changed to Subscribed after tapping on it

Here is the only difference - If you subscribe to a channel on search results like the above steps, then there is no bell icon.

Yes, you cannot see bell icon after you subscribe to a channel on search results and it means that you will receive only occasional notifications and not all notifications from the channel you have subscribed.

Note: If you subscribe to a channel on the channel page or video posted by channel, you can see bell icon.

However, you can get all notifications from those channels you have subscribed by following the below steps:

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    Open YouTube app.
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    Tap "Subscriptions" at the bottom.
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    Hit "All" at the top.
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    Now, hit "Manage" at the top.
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    Find and tap the bell icon for the channel you have not tapped before.
Bell icon beside channel you have subscribed
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    Now, tap "All" in the popup and then tap "OK."
Notifications popup

Note: Keep in mind that you can view the videos and posts of the channels you have subscribed in the "Subscriptions" (you can find it at the bottom) of the YouTube app.

Unsubscribe from a YouTube Channel

PC

Like subscribe, you can do this task on search results, channel page and under the video of the subscribed channel.

In this instance, I'm unsubscribing on the search results. The steps are same when you try to unsubscribe from other places I have mentioned above.

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    Search for the channel.
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    Hit the "Subscribed" button.
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    In the confirmation popup, hit "Unsubscribe."
Unsubscribe confirmation popup

Alternatively, you can use the below steps:

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    Go to the "Subscription manager."
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    Click on the "Subscribed" button of the channel you want to unsubscribe.
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    Hit "Unsubscribe" in the popup.

Android

You can unsubscribe on search results, channel page and below the video of the subscribed channel.

In this instance, I am unsubscribing on search results.

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    Search for the channel you want to unsubscribe.
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    Tap "Subscribed" and then tap "OK" in the confirmation popup.
Unsubscribe confirmation popup on YouTube app

Alternatively, you can use the below steps:

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    Open YouTube app.
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    Hit Subscriptions > All > Manage.
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    Now, you can see all your YouTube subscriptions.
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    Find and long press the one that you want to unsubscribe.
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    Now, you can see "Unsubscribe" option. Tap on it.
Unsubscribe option

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