The subscriber count on your dashboard in YouTube Studio and the YouTube Studio mobile app is updated in near real time. Your subscriber count in Creator Studio Classic may be delayed up to 48 hours.
Understand public subscriber counts
Your audience will only see a shortened version of your subscriber count. This public subscriber count is shortened depending on the number of subscribers your channel has.
|If you have...||then your public subscriber count updates for every:|
|Less than 1,000 subscribers||1 new subscriber|
|1,000 to 9,999 subscribers||10 new subscribers|
|10,000 to 99,999 subscribers||100 new subscribers|
|100,000 to 999,999 subscribers||1,000 new subscribers|
|1,000,000 to 9,999,999 subscribers||10,000 new subscribers|
|10,000,000 to 99,999,999 subscribers||100,000 new subscribers|
|100,000,000 to 999,999,999 subscribers||1,000,000 new subscribers|
To understand how your subscriber count will be displayed publicly, use the table below.
|For example, if you have...||then your public subscriber count is:||Your next public subscriber count will be:|
Removing closed accounts & spammy subscribers
- Closed accounts: These are accounts that were either closed by the user, 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. This is part of a process to make sure that our site metrics are free of spam, abuse, and closed accounts to keep YouTube a fair place for everyone.
It’s important that subscriber numbers stay meaningful to make sure that when your subscriber count grows, it’s because you’re organically building a community of authentic fans who will keep watching and supporting you.
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. Since these are artificial actions, removing them does not impact views or watch time.