YouTube will not publicly show full subscriber counts for channels with 1,000+ subscribers.
Starting in August 2019, YouTube will start displaying abbreviated subscriber counts wherever channel’s numbers are displayed.
This change will even have an effect on third events utilizing YouTube’s API Services.
Creators will nonetheless have the opportunity to entry their precise subscriber counts in YouTube Studio.
What will this appear like?
Exact subscriber counts will probably be proven for channels with lower than 1,000 subscribers.
For channels with greater than 1,000 subscribers, YouTube will abbreviate public subscriber numbers on a sliding scale.
Here’s what meaning:
- four,227 subscribers will probably be displayed as “4.2k” till the channel reaches four,300.
- 133,017 subscribers will probably be displayed as “133K” till the channel reaches 134,000.
- 51,389,232 subscribers will probably be displayed as “51M” till the channel reaches 52,000,000.
YouTube notes that extra particular particulars will probably be shared instantly with creators earlier than August.
The firm didn’t point out why this variation is being made, however anybody following current occasions on YouTube might doubtless make an correct guess.
Without getting too far into the main points, I’ll say the YouTube group has developed an alarming obsession with different channels’ subscriber counts.
So a lot in order that when two YouTubers are fueding, customers will arrange reside feeds displaying the opposite customers’ subscribers counts going up or down.
Perhaps much more alarming is that these feeds draw hundreds of simultaneous viewers.
By not making full subscriber counts out there to the general public, YouTube is probably going attempting to put an finish to this obsession earlier than it turns into much more problematic.
Abbreviated subscriber counts will make the aforementioned reside channels all however redundant come August.