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YouTube Will Show exact Subscriber Counts Starting in September 2019

YouTube will, from September, start phasing out the use of exact subscriber numbers for content channels with more than 1,000 followers. For example, a channel with 3,496 subscribers will show a subscriber count of 3.4K, while channels with 132,014 subscribers will read "132K". Channel creators will still see exact numbers in their own profiles, while public-facing accounts with fewer than 1000 subcribers will still display exact numbers, such as 926.

This change was originally planned to roll out in August, but is now going to be rolled out gradually throughout September. The update will take place across YouTube and the public YouTube Data API Service. Creators will continue to see their full subscriber counts privately in YouTube Studio and YouTube Analytics.
Examples of what public subscriber counts will look like :-
3,477 subscribers will be displayed as “3.4k” until the channel reaches 3,500.

143,446 subscribers will be displayed as “143K” until the channel reaches 144,000.

61,389,232 subscribers will be displayed as “61M” until the channel reaches 62,000,000.

Youtube tells the reason for making this change :- 

“Beyond creating more consistency, ​this addresses creator concerns about ​stress and ​wellbeing, specifically around tracking public subscriber counts in real time.​ ​We hope this helps all creators focus on telling their story, and​ experience less pressure​ about the numbers.”

Like the company says, this change may end up having a positive effect on the YouTube community as a whole.

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