Youtube New policy 2018

Google is known for modernizing it’s policies on daily basis. Be it google algorithm or adsense policy , You will notice a lot of changes in previous years and this year. Today google has enrolled a new policy for youtubers, According to this new policy any youtube channel with less than 4,000 hours watch time and less than 1000 subscribers will no longer be eligible for monetization and they will lose all monetization tools and features associated with youtube channel.


What’s Changing
Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, Channel Name, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.
One of YouTube’s core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven’t yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.

Bad New for Small Youtubers

It is a bad news for new comers and small youtubers , They will lose small income generated by video monetization and many will lose interest in making videos for youtube, However it may be good news for serious youtubers as they won’t have to compete with low quality videos.

Can i save my earnings?

Google has given one month time to increase the subscriber and the view time , if you are close to threshold you still have one month to save your channel earnings, if you are way down , you must start making good videos, and apply for the program after you reach the threshold.

Good News for serious Youtubers

As per google there is an increase of 40% in youtube channels that earn more than 6 figure income yearly , it’s a great news,  This new policy will make sure low quality videos, spammers and other small actors are filtered. As per youtube report, this will only affect channels that earn less than $100/year. This new policy update is meant to make preserve youtube value and quality.


  1. This will filter unwanted traffic , Low quality videos
  2. This will improve full time youtbers encome


  1. Small youtubers will be hurt
  2. Many will leave this field , less competition