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How to View a Channel’s Subscribers on YouTube

Posted by Arch on August 12, 2019
How to see a channel's subscribers on YouTube

Have you ever wondered how many subscribers some big-shot YouTuber actually has, or perhaps that friend of yours down the block that’s trying to become a full-time YouTuber? Or who actually subscribes to their channels?

While you can’t actually reliably see the people who subscribe to a certain channel, you can see how many people subscribe to that channel or yours. What you can see, however, is who has subscribed to your YouTube channel. Stay with us to see how to do this.

Ways to See the Subscriber Count on Any Device

Search for the Name

If you type the exact name of a YouTube channel and hit the search button, whichever device you use, the first result will be the channel itself, which will show you how many subscribers it has. Besides that, you can also see the uploaded video count, as well as subscribe and click on the bell button to receive notifications for each new video that channel uploads. This works best with well-known channels, in which case you should be able to see their latest uploads right away.

Exact channel name

Inside of a Video

While watching a video on YouTube, you can see the subscriber count of the channel that uploaded the video. The number is located inside of the red “Subscribe” button (or gray “Subscribed” button if you’re a subscriber to that channel).

Video preview

A Computer-Specific Way

If you have ever wondered how many subscribers some channels have, this is possibly the handiest method. Thanks to the menu at the left side of the screen, you can click on the “Subscriptions” tab if you’re logged in to YouTube.

Subscriptions tab

Here you can see the newest videos uploaded by the channels you’re subscribed to. Clicking the “Manage” button near the top-right corner of the screen shows you a list of your subscriptions with their subscriber counts. You can also enable notifications for each of these.

Manage button

Finding Your Channel’s Subscriber Count

On a Computer

YouTube Studio

Entering the YouTube Studio shows you your channel’s subscriber count right away. To access the studio, click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen and select “YouTube Studio (beta).” Your subscriber count is shown in the Channel analytics section to the right.

Channel Analytics

Seeing who Subscribed to Your Channel

This is a bit more complicated but worth it if you want to see the exact uses who subscribe to your channel:

  1. Log in to YouTube and click on your profile icon.
  2. Choose “YouTube Studio (beta).”
    Profile icon
  3. Click the “Creator Studio Classic” button at the very bottom of the menu and to the left.
    Creator Studio Classic
  4. YouTube will ask you what made you go back to Creator Studio Classic, but you don’t have to answer. You can click the “Skip” button as well.
    Leaving the Creator Studio
  5. From there, go to the “Community” section by opening it from the Creator Studio menu at the left side of the screen.
  6. The Community section will open, but with the “Comments” tab set as the active one. Go to the “Subscribers” tab by selecting it from the Creator Studio menu. Here you can see all the basic details about your subscribers.
    Subscribers

On an Android Phone

You can’t see who’s subscribed to you on a smartphone, but you can still see your subscriber count on YouTube. Here’s how to do this on an Android phone:

  1. Open the YouTube Android app.
    Android App
  2. Tap on your profile icon, which is located in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. In the “Account” menu that follows, tap the small black arrow next to your channel name.
  4. A small “Accounts” window will pop up, showing all your channels by their email addresses and their respective subscriber counts.
    Subscriber counts

Keeping Up with YouTube

YouTube has gone through a lot of changes and more are in the work. Although YouTube is constantly tweaking its interface and menus, you can still access Creator Studio Classic and Channel analytics quite easily, which will surely keep the older-generation YouTubers happy, yet easy enough for newer YouTubers to grasp.

Is it important to you to have a big subscriber count? Does a channel have to have a lot of subscribers for you to subscribe? Better still, are you working on becoming a YouTuber or vlogger, the most desirable profession according to a survey of American children? Let us know in the comments below.

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