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Show or hide the number of subscribers 

Show or hide the number of subscribers


Confused! Show or hide the number of subscribers on YouTube channel? Also, watch this video and know how to show or hide the number of subscribers.

While growing your YouTube channel maybe you have become confused with this.



When do you tell people you have a YouTube channel, one of the most common questions asked is, Oh, how many subscribers do you have? And the answer may be, none of your fl. 

When you are logged into YouTube, you should see your channel login in the top right-hand corner of most YouTube screens. If you click on that, you have the option to go to the YouTube studio. 

This is your homepage, or dashboard, on the creator studio, and in order to hide subscriber counts from the public, you click on the settings button in the bottom left-hand corner from here. 

From this pop-up, click on a channel, followed by advanced, and you should see a checkbox here that says display the number of people subscribed to my channel.

So, this is what it currently looks like on a watch page. And if I untick this box and save it, this is what it looks like now. Remember that hiding your subscriber count will also affect your channel page also in the search results, where your subscriber count will no longer be shown to the public.

So, this is how you can hide your subscriber count.

The burning question now is why would you do this? The common opinion is that having a visible subscriber count can either add or take away value from your channel. 

A lot of video content creators with smaller channels say that less than a hundred subscribers are worried that viewers will immediately stop watching their video because they don't have a perceived audience watching their content already.

And I can open up this question to you, the viewer. When you watch a video on YouTube, and you see a channel with lots of subscribers, would that convince you more to subscribe to their channel than content from another video creator which is just as good, but has a few numbers of subscribers?

Everybody, from an ego point of view, could understand why, to begin with, you might want to hide your subscriber count. However, by default, subscriber counts are displayed publicly on the YouTube channel. 

So, when that is hidden, that is a conscious decision from the video creator to hide those stats from the public, and that always raises suspicion.

From a personal point of view, I have never been afraid of hiding my subscriber count, whether it was zero, a hundred, a thousand, or a hundred thousand. After all, every video creator starts at zero and ends up somewhere.

And after a few years of making videos, and when you have built up your channel, you will realize what an immaterial number that was when you were first starting out your channel.
It's all part of a YouTube journey.

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