YouTube to phase out exact counts for public-facing subscriber numbers

YouTube is phasing out exact counts for public-facing subscriber numbers on channels with 1,000 or more followers, beginning on September 2. This update will gradually roll-out throughout next month across YouTube and the public YouTube Data API Service.

Creators will still be able to see their exact subscriber numbers in YouTube Studio and YouTube analytics. YouTube offered examples of how this will impact public-facing subscriber counts, explaining that channels with 12,345 subscribers would show a subscriber count of 12.3K, channels with 1,234,567 would show 1.23M, and channels with 123,456,789 subscribers would display a subscriber count of 123M.

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