Members: list

Note: This endpoint can only be used by individual creators to make requests for their own, channel-memberships-enabled YouTube channel. Reach out to your Google or YouTube representative to request access.

Lists members (formerly known as "sponsors") for a channel. The API request must be authorized by the channel owner.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 2 units.


HTTP request



This request requires authorization with the following scope:



The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required parameters
part string
The part parameter specifies the member resource properties that the API response will include. Set the parameter value to snippet.
Optional parameters
mode string
The mode parameter indicates which members will be included in the API response. Set the parameter value to one of the following values:
  • all_current (default) - List current members, from newest to oldest. When this value is used, the end of the list is reached when the API response does not contain a nextPageToken.
  • updates - List only members that joined or upgraded since the previous API call. Note that the first call starts a new stream of updates but does not actually return any members. To start retrieving the membership updates, you need to poll the endpoint using the nextPageToken at your desired frequency.

    Note that when this value is used, the API response always contains a nextPageToken.
maxResults unsigned integer
The maxResults parameter specifies the maximum number of items that should be returned in the result set. Acceptable values are 0 to 1000, inclusive. The default value is 5.
pageToken string
The pageToken parameter identifies a specific page in the result set that should be returned. The token is specific to the mode used with the original API request, so you cannot use a page token retrieved with one mode to subsequently switch to a different mode.
hasAccessToLevel string
The hasAccessToLevel parameter value is a level ID that specifies the minimum level that members in the result set should have.
filterByMemberChannelId string
The filterByMemberChannelId parameter specifies a comma-separated list of channel IDs that can be used to check the membership status of specific users. For example, UC_1,UC_2,UC_3. A maximum of 100 channels can be specified per call.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.


If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

  "kind": "youtube#memberListResponse",
  "etag": etag,
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "pageInfo": {
    "totalResults": integer,
    "resultsPerPage": integer
  "items": [
    member Resource


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

kind string
Identifies the API resource's type. The value will be youtube#memberListResponse.
etag etag
The Etag of this resource.
nextPageToken string
The token that can be used as the value of the pageToken parameter to retrieve the next page in the result set. Page tokens can expire, and your application should drop the token and call the API without a pageToken to start a new request.
pageInfo object
The pageInfo object encapsulates paging information for the result set.
pageInfo.totalResults integer
The total number of results in the result set.
pageInfo.resultsPerPage integer
The number of results included in the API response.
items[] list
A list of members that match the request criteria.


The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
badRequest (400) channelMembershipsNotEnabled The creator channel authorizing the request does not have channel memberships enabled.
badRequest (400) invalidMode The mode parameter value is invalid. This error might occur if the pageToken parameter specifies a token that was retrieved using a different mode than the one specified.
badRequest (400) invalidPageToken The pageToken parameter value is invalid. This error can occur if the page token used in the request has expired or is not recognized.
badRequest (400) invalidHasAccessToLevel The hasAccessToLevel parameter value is invalid. There is no level with the specified id.
badRequest (400) invalidFilterByMemberChannelId The filterByMemberChannelId parameter value is invalid. This error occurs if the filterByMemberChannelId parameter value specifies more than 100 channels.