How to add a subscribe button to YouTube videos

Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope

If you're looking to add more followers to your channel on YouTube, embedding a subscribe button in your videos can increase the likelihood of someone subscribing to your channel. The following steps walk you through how to add a subscribe button to all your uploaded videos.

Steps to add a subscribe button to all uploaded videos

  1. You need to either create a subscribe image, or find a copyright-free picture of a subscribe button from the Internet. Save this image as a .png or .gif, resize it to 150 x 150 pixels or less, and make sure it's 1 MB or less in size. Or, feel free to use the Computer Hope Subscribe button shown to the right.
  1. Go to Log in to the channel that contains the videos you want to add the button.
  2. On the left side of the screen, click on Settings.

YouTube settings

  1. Click on Channel.
  2. Click on Branding.

YouTube channel branding screen

  1. On the pop-up screen, click Choose Image.

youtube branding choose file

  1. Choose the subscribe image you saved in step 1 above.
  2. Choose a Display time option. The options are End of Video, Custom start time, and Entire Video.
  3. Once your subscribe button shows in the small preview box, and you've selected your Display time, click Save.

YouTube display time save

  1. The Subscribe button now shows on all your YouTube videos anywhere from 24 hours to one week.