YouTube is the one-stop-shop for all things related to videos. On this platform, you will find how-to videos, cute cat videos, gaming videos, make-up videos, and much more. With over 1.8 billion users every month, this video streaming platform is the talk of the town. There are tons of videos uploaded and watched on YouTube at any given moment. This means there must be some way for the viewers and creators to connect with each other. In this article, I am going to walk you through different ways of how to message someone on YouTube.

You can’t send private messages on YouTube

YouTube provides the option of comments under a video to provide communication between the viewers and the creators. But there are some problems with that: some videos have their comments turned off, and sometimes people may need to send a private message to the creator. For this reason, YouTube rolled out the private message feature in 2017. But this feature was shut down shortly. The reason for pulling back this feature was mainly that it was under-used.

But don’t worry! You can still find your way around and connect with your favorite content creators on YouTube. Here is how.

1.    Business inquiry email

You can use the option of a Business inquiry email to contact the creators of your valued channels. Keep in mind, however, that this option is only visible on the desktop version of YouTube.

How to set up business inquiry email on your channel

If you are a content creator on YouTube, then you would want to connect with your audience. By connecting with your viewers, you create a connection and build trust. This can result in an appreciation of your videos and help you in growing your video views and subscribers. One way you connect with your audience personally is through business inquiry email. Here is how you can set up one on your YouTube channel:

·         Go to your account

Visit YouTube and sign in to your account. Make sure you select the account that is connected to your channel. Now, go to your main profile page.

·         Customize channel

Click on “Your channel”. Then select the “Customize channel”. It will present you with different tabs. You need to click on the “About” tab.

·         Add your email


Under the “About” tab, you will find the option to add an email to your channel. Click on the email button. I will then present you with a text box to enter your email. Once you have typed in your email address in the given field, click “Done”. And there you have it! You have now set up a way for your viewers to contact you.

You can also update your email address anytime by following the same process.

How to send a message through business inquiry email

YouTube viewers have a wide range of videos and creators to choose from. If you’re a fan of some creator, then you can show appreciation to their content by liking it, commenting on it, or sharing it. But you can take it a step further and connect with them personally. And you can do that by writing to their email. YouTube creators who wish to collaborate with their desired content creators can also use this option. Here is how you can send a message through business inquiry email:

·         Visit your YouTube account

Go to YouTube website and log in to your account. Visit the channel of the content creator you wish to message on YouTube.

·         Click on “View email address”

Once you are at the account of your desired channel, you will find a few tabs on the screen. You need to click on the “About” tab. Then select the “View email address” button. If the account has not set up business inquiry emails, then the email address option will not be available. Whereas, if the account has emails set up, then you will be able to view the email address. Sometimes, you may be asked to fill out a reCAPTCHA form before you can proceed.

·         Send your email

After the email address is visible to you, you can copy it in your notepad. Then, use your email account to type up and send your email to the copied email address of your desired creator.

2.    Go to the creator’s blog or website

In case the channel you want to message does not have business inquiry emails set up. You can always look up other ways to find their contact details. Many YouTube creators have blogs where they post pictures or other relevant content. Some even have websites for their products. So you can visit the “Contact us” section on their websites to connect with them. Or you can follow their blogs to find out relevant details or connect with them on the blog.

3.    Contact the creators on social media

Social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter connect people from all over the world. In this digital age, almost everyone is using at least one of these apps. So it will not be a surprise if you could find your favorite YouTube creator on social media. You can find the social media links of your desired content creator by visiting their channel and looking at their channel’s description. You can also go to their “About” page to find the relevant details. If you’re not able to find their links on their YouTube channel, you can search for them manually on the social networks. Just type their name or their channel’s name into the search bar of any social network. And if you’re lucky, the profile of your desired YouTube creator would pop up!

4.    Connect with other YouTube creators on the Creator Hub

The YouTube Creator Hub is designed to promote discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration between YouTube creators. You can sign up on this site to enjoy the benefits.

Register yourself

·         Visit YouTube Creator Hub

Go to the website of YouTube Creator Hub. At the top left corner of the page, you will find three horizontal bars. Click on it to reveal a list of pages.

·         Join the community

From the pages, select “Community”. Next, click on “Join the community”, which will require you to sign in to your YouTube account. After signing in, you will be directed to the terms of service agreement page. Click “Submit”, and you will be taken to the homepage of the community.

·         Start a discussion with other YouTube creators

You can search for topics of discussion in the search bar. You can also click on the “Discussions” tab and select an option that you like. From sharing tips and tricks to finding creators for collaborations. You can do anything and everything on this platform.

Conclusion

Now you know all the ways and shortcuts to connect with your favorite YouTube content creators. If you follow these different ways on how to message someone on YouTube. Then, you can message the creators of YouTube beyond the usual comments on videos.

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