YouTube channels will have to show their number of subscribers from July 29

YouTube will disable the option that allows channels to hide their number of subscribers starting next July 29, a measure with which it seeks to combat identity theft on the platform.

The company works “continually” on new formats to improve the user experience, reduce spam and promote transparencythree aspects on which it has developed a series of measures that it will implement soon, as explained in a publication.

First of all, it has announced that, to prevent phishing and some creators misleading others that their accounts have a large number of followersYouTube channels will no longer be able to hide their number of subscribers starting July 29.

The company has acknowledged that some users “they prefer to hide their number of subscribers as they try to grow” and has assured that he has made this decision to prevent improper use of the platform and preserve the safety of his community.

This decision is due to has detected that some users hide the subscribers they have on their channel, they pose as other creators with a larger fan base and spam the comments to attract the public to their page.

On the other hand, has announced that it is reducing the available character set when choosing a name for the channelsince some of these can be used to impersonate other creators.

He has also presented a improved settings for comments in YouTube Studio to filter comments before posting and avoid ‘spam’. In this way, it has implemented a section in which comments are retained for their corresponding review.

Finally, YouTube has announced that it will continue to monitor comments of users in search of suggestions that they can apply soon and will keep the creators of the platform informed.

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