YouTube will stop showing subscriber counts for all channels. On September onwards, the platform is rolled out abbreviated public subscriber counts. The company announced the change in May, but new updation is released this week. YouTube accounts with more than 1000 subscribers who have count abbreviated. The updates applied to YouTube and the public YouTube Data API Service.
Few examples of what public subscriber counts will look like after September -
- If a subscriber account has 5227 followers, viewers will see that the count as "5.2k".
- If a subscriber account has 144,050 followers, viewers will see that the count as "144k".
- If a subscriber account has 64,789,254 followers, viewers will see that the count as "64M".
“Beyond creating more consistency, this addresses creator concerns about stress and wellbeing, specifically around tracking public subscriber counts in real time. We hope this helps all creators focus on telling their story, and experience less pressure about the numbers”. “While we know not everyone will agree with this update, we hope it’s a positive step for the community, both those viewing and creating content.” YouTube added.