Subscriber counts

Your subscriber count reflects how many people have subscribed to follow your YouTube channel. You can find your exact subscriber count in YouTube Studio.

The subscriber count on your dashboard in YouTube Studio and the YouTube Studio mobile app is updated in near real time.

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 - 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 publicly, use the table below.

For example, if you have... then your public subscriber count is: Your next public subscriber count will be:
123 subscribers 123 124
1,234 subscribers 1.23K 1.24K
12,345 subscribers 12.3K 12.4K
123,456 subscribers 123K 124K
1,234,567 subscribers 1.23M 1.24M
12,345,678 subscribers 12.3M 12.4M
123,456,789 subscribers 123M 124M

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. 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 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.

Learn more about why your subscriber count may change.
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