How to Hide Your Subscribers on YouTube

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Hide Your Subscribers on YouTube

As a YouTuber, you can hide your subscriber count if you don’t want others to see it.

Do you want to do the same?

Then this guide is for you!

We’ll teach you where to go on your YouTube channel to hide your subscriber count quickly and easily.

How to hide your subscriber count on YouTube:

  1. Go to YouTube Studio
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Channel
  4. Go to Advanced Settings
  5. Scroll down and find the Subscriber count
  6. Disable the box where it says, “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel.”

Keep reading to find out!

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How to Hide Your Subscribers on YouTube

How to Hide Your Subscriber Count on YouTube?

There are several steps to follow if you want to hide the subscriber count on your YouTube channel:

1. Go to YouTube Studio

YouTube Studio
YouTube Studio

Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen.

Then, look through the menu until you find YouTube Studio.

It’s next to Purchases and memberships and Switch Account.

After you click on it, it will take you to YouTube Studio.

2. Click on Settings

YouTube Studio - Settings
YouTube Studio – Settings

In the YouTube studio, look to your left.

Several menus exist, including Content, Playlists, Analytics, and so on.

At the very bottom, you’ll see the Settings option.

Click on it.

3. Click on Channel

YouTube channel settings
YouTube channel settings

After clicking on Settings, it’ll open up a new window.

Go to Channel to hide your subscribers.

4. Go to Advanced Settings

YouTube channel advanced settings
YouTube channel advanced settings

To hide your subscriber count, go to Advanced Settings.

It’s on the horizontal menu next to Basic Info and feature eligibility.

5. Scroll down and find the Subscriber count

YouTube channel settings - subscriber count
YouTube channel settings – subscriber count

In the Advanced Settings, look for the “Subscriber Count” option.

6. Disable the box where it says “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel”.

This box is enabled by default, so your channel will show the subscriber count.

Now click on the Save button, and that’s it!

Your channel won’t show its subscriber count anymore.

Conclusion

Now you know how to hide your subscriber count.

From the YouTube Studio, go to Settings – Advanced Settings – Subscriber Count.

It’s simple.

But make sure you have a good reason to hide your subscriber count on your YouTube videos.

It’s not always a good idea to do it. So, unless your view-to-subscriber ratio is bad, you should leave the subscriber count visible.

FAQ

Is it a good idea to hide my YouTube subscriber count?

Not always, no. New viewers will trust your channel more if they see you have many subscribers.

If you have a low number of subscribers, it might be a good idea to hide the subscriber count.

Viewers may ignore your channel if you don’t have many subscribers.

Though, what ultimately matters is the quality of the content you provide.

If your content is quality-made, your subscriber count will improve over time.

If your view-to-subscriber ratio is bad, new viewers may ignore your channel.

Then, it could be good to hide the sub count.

Many YouTubers hide their subscriber count when it seems people actively avoid their channels.

It could be because of the low subscriber count.

Until your channel reaches a decent number of subscribers (to be decided by you), you can hide the counter.

How to hide subscribers on YouTube using mobile

You can’t do this from the YouTube app on mobile.

You’ll have to use a browser just like on a computer.

The idea is the same, though.

Go to YouTube Studio – settings – advanced settings – Subscriber count.

The interface may look different, but the options have the same names.

Don’t forget to save after you uncheck the box for “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel”.

It’s not recommended to perform this change on a mobile device because the platform is slower than on a computer.

YouTube on a mobile browser is considerably slower than on a computer browser.

For some reason, the YouTube mobile app doesn’t allow you to hide the subscriber count.

That’s why we didn’t include the mobile version in this article.

What happens when you get 500 subscribers on YouTube?

The Community Tab is a massive engagement feature on YouTube.

YouTubers could access it only when they reached 1000 subscribers in the past.

However, a recent YouTube update changed this to 500 subscribers.

Now, even more channels will have access to the Community Tab.

They can engage their subscriber base better with the help of posts like images, polls, videos, and so on.

This creates a much better connection between YouTubers and their audience.

Smaller channels will have better tools to grow and expand their influence over the network.

YouTube has also said it’s actively working to bring the Community Tab to YouTubers under 500 subscribers.

After you reach the requirement to unlock the Community Tab, it’ll take about a week for YouTube to verify your eligibility.

However, the more subscribers you have, the harder it is to keep them with you.

Your content quality will have to remain consistent if you want that subscriber count to keep growing.

The Community Tab is a tool that you’ll have to put to good use!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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