Your subscriber count reflects how many viewers have subscribed to follow your YouTube channel. You can view your subscriber count in real time and view your growth over time in YouTube Analytics. You’ll get an email and find a congratulatory animation within YouTube Studio when you reach a milestone.
Find your subscriber count
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- In the left Menu, select Analytics.
- On the Overview tab, find the Realtime card.
- Click View live count to view your subscriber count over time.
Understand your YouTube subscriber count
Your audience can view a shortened version of your subscriber count. This subscriber count is shortened depending on the number of subscribers your channel has.
|If you have...||then your subscriber count updates for every:|
|Less than 1,000 subscribers||1 new subscriber|
|1,000–9,999 subscribers||10 new subscribers|
|10,000–99,999 subscribers||100 new subscribers|
|100,000–999,999 subscribers||1,000 new subscribers|
|1,000,000–9,999,999 subscribers||10,000 new subscribers|
|10,000,000–99,999,999 subscribers||100,000 new subscribers|
|100,000,000–999,999,999 subscribers||1,000,000 new subscribers|
To understand how your subscriber count will be displayed, use the table below.
|For example, if you have...||then your subscriber count is:||Your next subscriber count will be:|
|1,234 subscribers||1.23 K||1.24 K|
|12,345 subscribers||12.3 K||12.4 K|
|123,456 subscribers||123 K||124 K|
|1,234,567 subscribers||1.23 M||1.24 M|
|12,345,678 subscribers||12.3 M||12.4 M|
|123,456,789 subscribers||123 M||124 M|
- Closed accounts: Accounts closed by the creator or terminated by YouTube due to a policy violation.
- Spam subscribers: Subscribers gained through artificial means, such as purchasing subscribers through a third-party service.
We regularly verify the legitimacy of the accounts and actions on your YouTube channel. We also may make corrections to site metrics in YouTube Analytics to fix consistency issues across different sources. These processes make sure that our site metrics are free of spam, abuse, and closed accounts to keep YouTube fair for everyone.
It’s important that subscriber numbers stay accurate to make sure you’re organically building your audience. Closed accounts and subscribers that are identified as spam won't count toward your total number of subscribers. They also won't show in your subscriber list and they don’t impact views or watch time.