Are YouTube Paid Subscriptions a Thing of the Past?

Goodbye YouTube Paid Subscriptions

Has anyone been able to make a YouTube paid subscription purchase to any YouTube channels since July 31st, 2017? Supposedly, Google discontinued the YouTube paid subscription purchases on July 31st, 2017. To make matters more urgent, there is a rumor going around that Google will be terminating YouTube paid subscriptions altogether effective August 31st, 2017. Don’t