Screenshot of PewDiePie, an example of a YouTuber.

A YouTuber is a term for a person who has an account on YouTube and creates content. Unlike unregistered users, any YouTube channel has the capability to like, dislike, or comment on videos, subscribe to other channels, upload videos, etc. Note this is not the same as a company controlled channel, for example.

YouTube Celebrities

YouTube celebrities are people or groups who are exponentially popular because of their videos on YouTube. Some of them have corporate sponsors, who pay for product placement in their clips or production of online ads. Some YouTubers have even become famous in the media. Canadian singer, Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube and became one of the world's biggest superstars at only 15 years of age. Many politicians even use YouTube.

YouTube Partners

YouTube Partners are YouTubers who make money off of the videos they make on YouTube. In the early days there was only YouTube/Google Adsense, which gave the uploader a little bit of money whenever a viewer clicked on the ads on their videos; however, as of 2009/2010, third party partnership programs have shown up to partner-specific YouTuber that makes specific content; although not all of them, many of these YouTubers have found a way to make a living off of their partnerships, which is known to be impossible with normal adsense.


  • Users used to be able to post video responses underneath of people's videos, but as of 2011, YouTube has removed that feature due to constant spam being uploaded in order for people to grab attention from others.
  • As of Late April 2021, YouTube channels can now finally change their name without it impacting their Google account. Creators can change both their channel name and photo and the changes will only be applied on YouTube.
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