YouTube is set to launch a ‘ YouTube Music Key‘ service soon and it has now introduced Fan Funding, a new way to send donations by viewers to YouTube channel owners, as per Android Police report. Currently, the feature is available in four countries: Australia, Japan, Mexico and US, and Google is also working to bring the option in more countries soon.
Here’s how it works:
When someone watching a video created by a content creator who’s willing to accept donation, then an icon or a pop-up message will displayed at the top left corner of the video like the image below.
By clicking this icon or pop-up message a window will opened and ask how much money you want to donate.
Fan funding is not only limited to the browser but it works within the YouTube Android app. When viewers offers a donation, Youtube take a small cut to handle the transaction. In the US, it keeps 5% plus a fee of 21 cents. It varies by country and donation are processed by Google Wallet.