Fewer yellow monetization icons on YouTube - millions more videos will be fully monetized!

Today's announcement from YouTube:

Since August, over a million human reviews have helped train and improve this technology and today, we’re releasing an important update that will result in fewer misclassifications overall. As a result, there will be a 30 percent reduction in the number of videos receiving limited ads as they move to being fully monetized. In other words, millions more videos will become fully monetized.

We will begin this update today [October 26] at 2:30pm PT, and it will be complete by 2:30am PT tomorrow [October 27]. For your channel, you may see icons that were previously yellow turn to green. You may also see icons that were previously green turn to yellow–this updated system is an improvement, but it’s not perfect. We know there’s much more work to do, so if you feel the yellow icon is a mistake, please continue to appeal.

Please note, the status of videos already manually reviewed prior to this update will not change.

Learn more about this update in the YouTube Help Forum:

Not sure what the monetization icons mean? Try the YouTube Monetization troubleshooter:

Do you feel one of your videos was incorrectly categorized? You can appeal to request a manual review:
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