I have created an ArcGIS online account but I can't find option to create feature layer.

I tried to create developers account, but yet didn't find a way to create feature layer service.

I have added map from CSV file, but don't find publish button so that it can be hosted using feature layer.

How do I host my service as feature layer?

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    Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user please take the tour to learn about our focused Q&A format. What kind of ArcGIS Online account have you created? Is it a paid subscription or a free account? Free accounts are quite limited, and it is not possible to create feature layers directly. I believe you'd need to publish the data from ArcMap and then access it from ArcGIS Online.
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    May 6, 2017 at 16:40
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If you have a developers account you can create a feature service when you add the CSV as an item under My Content and you will see a checkbox to publish as a service. You can also create an empty feature service under your developer account defining the fields through the site. When you add the csv into the map that can either be a csv by reference where its accessing a hosted csv or it could embed the csv into the map if you are adding the file directly which will create essentially a feature collection much like map notes.

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