I have a Gmail account. When I am already signed into Gmail account, YouTube shows me that I am signed in. So,

  • Is this account considered as a channel by YouTube definitions?
  • If yes, this channel will be eligible for monetization and YouTube play button rewards, once it reaches the threshold?
  • Or Do I need to create a channel other than this to be eligible?
  • only if you created a channel - you can check this by clicking on your picture and selecting My channel. ...if you will be prompted to create a YouTube channel you obviously don't have one


  • monetization needs to be enabled first - you can see the status here: https://www.youtube.com/account_monetization

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  • i have not created any channel and when i click channels i see the account with my name – melvin Apr 27 '19 at 9:05
  • @melvin and yet you have one :) – user0 Apr 27 '19 at 9:42
  • Thank you. One more question. should i have the viewers and watch time requirement for monetization from now or from the time i started the channel ? – melvin Apr 27 '19 at 14:19
  • it should count since you enable it – user0 Apr 28 '19 at 3:55

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