How to change notification settings on YouTube

Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope
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YouTube offers many customization options to its users. They vary from privacy settings to profile pictures, to a custom channel description, or even adding channel art. While many users like alerts from their channel or channels they are subscribed, others prefer to keep notifications to a minimum.

To adjust the notification settings on your YouTube account, follow these steps.

Changing notification settings

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click YouTube sign in in the upper-right corner (if you're not already signed in to your YouTube account).
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Notifications icon.

YouTube notifications icon

  1. In the top-right corner of the window that appears, click the YouTube settings gear icon.
  2. You should now see a list of toggle switches for your notifications preferences.
  3. Make your selections for the General notifications settings.

General notifications

  1. Then, scroll down and adjust the toggle switches for e-mail notifications.

YouTube e-mail notifications settings

  1. When you're finished, you can click the YouTube logo button in the upper-left corner of the browser window to return to the home page.