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How Long Does YouTube Take To Review A Channel For Monetization

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can track the progress of your YouTube Monetization review, which typically takes around 30 days for approval by the YouTube team.
» Just confirm your channel meets the minimum requirements, including a sufficient number of uploaded videos and views, to avoid potential delays in the review process.

How Long Does YouTube Take To Review A Channel For Monetization:

For YouTube to approve monetization on your channel, it takes up to 30 days, which is an extended period but this can be solved in a few days too. It takes this long because the review is not done by AI, rather it is being done by human specialists on YouTube.

These people individually check all aspects. Also, many thousands of people apply for monetization at a given time, which is another reason it tends to take so long.

It is made sure that your channel meets all of YouTube’s guidelines for advertising, community safety, and the YouTube Partner Program in general.

Why is My YouTube Channel Under Review for Monetization:

There are a few reasons why your Channel might be under review for a long time:

1. Haven’t Met Minimum Requirements

Suppose it has been a long, and your channel is still under review for monetization.

In that case, the chances are that your channel has not met the minimum requirements for receiving any approval to monetize and you have also recently applied for that was rejected. 

To monetize your YouTube channel, the first thing you have to do is apply to the YPP (YouTube Partner Program), which has a lot of requirements that you need to maintain. One of the requirements is that you have to be from a country where the YouTube Partner Program is active.

So even if the content of your channel is excellent and has met all other requirements, but you are from a country that does not offer the program, your account will automatically not be considered for monetization.

Another such requirement is to have followed all of YouTube’s community guidelines. You should not have used any hate speech, nudity, or abusive or inappropriate content in your videos or comments. 

Many more minimum requirements like this are mandatory to be fulfilled for your account to be approved to monetize. Not meeting any one or more of these guidelines could lead to a delay and, later, a rejection in getting approval.

2. Don’t have Enough Videos & Views

Your YouTube account may still be under review because you do not have enough videos or views on your channel.

According to the YouTube Partner Program’s requirements, you need to have a minimum of 4000 hours of public watch time in the past year (12 months) and at the same time have a minimum of 1000 subscribers. You also have to have a certain number of videos uploaded to the channel, and these videos must reach a certain threshold of views.

There are many thousands of channels looking to monetize their videos, so every little guideline and requirement should be taken care of. It takes the specialists less time to look at the statistics related to your video and viewership count than it does to check your videos.

This means that your account will be stricken out, in the beginning, if you don’t meet the viewership requirement before your videos are even reviewed.

If your YouTube channel has failed to get approval for monetization, you must have had less than 4000 hours of watch time or not had enough videos and views. 

3. Wait for a Few Days

If you have applied for the monetization of your YouTube channel and still have not heard back from YouTube or your channel is still under review, processes like these take a lot of time.

The human specialists of YouTube not only check the important analytical information regarding your viewership, etc., but also your most viewed video, titles, and comment activity.

There are a lot of YouTube channels from all over the world that apply for monetization at any given time, and a delay may be caused, generally, by channels piling up to be reviewed. Thus, it would be best to keep doing what you’re doing, making videos for your channel, for example, and waiting patiently to hear back from them.

In the meantime, if you feel like any of your videos or comments are breaking any community guideline or mandatory requirement, you should remove them to be on the safe side and make sure to be more viewer-friendly in the future, as it will only be beneficial to your channel.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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