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How to Subscribe to YouTube via Email

YouTube disabled native email notifications in August 2020. Luckily FeedMail lets you get these notifications back, and they are better than ever!

Why Email Notifications?

At FeedMail were are a huge fan of email notifications!

  • Synced across all of your devices.
  • Easy to sort and filter.
  • Very customizable. You can decide if you want them to buzz your phone, ding your computer, both, or quietly file into a folder for you to check when you have some downtime.
  • One place for all of your updates. No need to remember to log into YouTube, Odysee, Vimeo, PeerTube and Nebula on every device.

Better than Native?

We think so!

  • No need to create a YouTube account.
  • Per-video notifications, no batching to mess up your filters and workflow.
  • You can pick a different email address for each channel for easy filtering. Not everything needs to go to your primary address.


  1. Find the channel that you want to subscribe to. If you are watching a video you can get to the channel but clicking the channel logo under the video.
  2. Copy the channel URL. It usually looks like one of the following formats:
  3.  Got to the New Subscription page, paste the channel URL and click "Go".

  1. Select or enter the email address at which you would like to receive notifications then click "Subscribe"

 Note: If you are a new user you will need to confirm your email address before you start to receive notifications.

Video Tutorial


FeedMail is one of the few services that supports real-time updates for YouTube channels. New uploads will typically arrive in your mailbox within a minute of going live. For more information see our technical post on the subject.


FeedMail has a generous free trial. We'll let you know before you run out of free credits so that you can purchase more if you are happy with the service. See our homepage for more pricing information.


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