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How to View Your YouTube Subscribers

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If you regularly post content on YouTube, you should definitely know how to view your recent subscribers. Understanding who your supporters are is one of the most important tools a content creator can have. Figuring this out will help you determine what content you should be looking to provide in order to grow your channel.

How To See Your YouTube Subs on Desktop

In order to view your YouTube subscriber list on desktop, follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Click on your profile picture in the top right corner to pull up your sidebar.

Step 2: Click on the “YouTube Studio” button.

Step 3: While on the “Dashboard” tab, scroll down to the bottom until you see the recent subscribers card, and click on “See All” to reveal your subscribers.

It’s as simple as that!

How to See Your YouTube Subscribers on Mobile

At the moment, you may only view your subscriber count on the YouTube mobile application. This means that there is no way to view a list of your YouTube subscribers without entering the desktop mode and following the steps listed in the section above. Here is how you would go about accessing desktop mode on your mobile device:

Step 1: Search for YouTube in your web browser. 

Step 2: Log in, click on your profile picture in the top right corner, and then press “Desktop” at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: Click on your profile picture in the top right corner to pull up your sidebar.

Step 4: Click on the “YouTube Studio” button.

Step 5: While on the “Dashboard” tab, scroll down to the bottom until you see the recent subscribers card, and click on “See All” to reveal your subscribers.

How Many Subs Can You See on YouTube?

When a new YouTube account is created, the account is automatically set to be private. Unfortunately, this list only includes your 100 most recent subscribers who have chosen to set their subscription settings to be public, and it will not show any accounts suspected or identified as spam accounts. You can sort them either by their subscription date or their own subscriber count. You will also find a column that will show if you are subscribed to the channel yourself. This makes it very easy to go in and support channels that you may have missed a notification for.

You can also filter this list by clicking on the drop-down tab in the top right corner if you wish to only see the subscribers you’ve gotten in the last 7 days, 28 days, 90 days, or 365 days. You can even choose to see the subscribers gained over the lifetime of your channel. There is an option at the bottom of the window to show either 10, 30, or 50 subscribers at a time per page.

If you happen to have the “Community” tab enabled on your account, it is a great way to send messages and interact with your subscribers in between video uploads. (You can post polls, images, animated GIFs, and more!) If your viewers have their notifications on, YouTube will send the post right to their inbox. Currently, you need 1000 or more subscribers in order to unlock this feature. (A handful of smaller channels that do not meet the subscriber requirement have gotten lucky and received the community tab as part of a beta test)

How to Hide Your Sub Count on YouTube?

If you are looking to hide the subscriber count on your channel, you can do this:

Step 1: Click on your profile picture in the top right corner to pull up your sidebar.

Step 2: Click on the “YouTube Studio” button.

Step 3: While on the “Dashboard” tab, click on “Settings” at the bottom of the sidebar on the left.

Step 4: Click “Channel”, and then “Advanced Settings.” Scroll down until you find “Subscriber Count.”

You can toggle this setting on and off as you please. This will hide the number for anyone viewing your profile, including yourself, but you’ll still be able to see the number in your dashboard.

Conclusion

Being able to view a list of your subscribers is a simple, yet extremely effective tool when trying to build a following on YouTube. Having a strong understanding of your audience will help you brainstorm new ideas and deliver quality content that your viewers want to watch.

Being granted the ability to analyze which one of your videos enticed a certain kind of viewer enough that would make them click the “Subscribe” button will allow you to grow the audience that you desire, provided that you continue to produce the same kind of content. Viewer retention will naturally lead to the ultimate goal, which is growing on the platform.

About the Author

Nolan

Nolan, who also goes by Nolski, is a game developer and Twitch streamer from New York. He is passionate about content creation and loves making meaningful connections with anybody he gets to meet!

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