Note: This is a deprecation announcement.

The Fan Funding feature has been deprecated, and the Fan Funding API will be turned off on February 28, 2017. This deprecation announcement coincides with the release of YouTube's new Super Chat feature.

A fanFundingEvent resource represents a Fan Funding event on a YouTube channel. Fan Funding provides a way to monetarily support YouTube creators. A Fan Funding event occurs when a user makes a one-time, voluntary payment to a channel. See the YouTube Help Center to learn more about Fan Funding.


The API supports the following methods for fanFundingEvents resources:

Lists fan funding events for a channel. The API request must be authorized by the channel owner. Try it now.

Resource representation

The following JSON structure shows the format of a fanFundingEvents resource:

  "kind": "youtube#fanFundingEvent",
  "etag": etag,
  "id": string,
  "snippet": {
    "channelId": string,
    "supporterDetails": {
      "channelId": string,
      "channelUrl": string,
      "displayName": string,
      "profileImageUrl": string
    "commentText": string,
    "createdAt": datetime,
    "amountMicros": unsigned long,
    "currency": string,
    "displayString": string


The following table defines the properties that appear in this resource:

kind string
Identifies the API resource's type. The value will be youtube#fanFundingEvent.
etag etag
The Etag of this resource.
id string
The ID that YouTube assigns to uniquely identify the fan funding event.
snippet object
The snippet object contains information about the fan funding event.
snippet.channelId string
The ID of the channel that received the funding.
snippet.supporterDetails object
Details about the supporter's channel. This object is only present if the supporter made the funding event public.
snippet.supporterDetails.channelId string
The supporter's YouTube channel ID.
snippet.supporterDetails.channelUrl string
The URL of the supporter's channel.
snippet.supporterDetails.displayName string
The display name of the supporter's channel.
snippet.supporterDetails.profileImageUrl string
The avatar URL for the supporter's channel.
snippet.commentText string
The text contents of the supporter's comment.
snippet.createdAt datetime
The date and time when the funding occurred. The value is specified in ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sZ) format.
snippet.amountMicros unsigned long
The amount of money contributed in the funding event. The value is in micros of the funding currency. For example, if the funder contributed one dollar ($1), the snippet.amountMicros property value is 1000000.
snippet.currency string
The currency associated with the funding amount. The value is an ISO 4217 currency code.
snippet.displayString string
A string, intended for display, that shows the fund amount and currency. If the fanFundingEvents.list request specified an application language with the hl parameter, the display string is localized for display in that language. For example, in English, currency would be displayed as $1.50, but in French, it would be displayed as 1,50$.