YouTubers beware: Subscriber numbers will decrease this week

If you’ve got a YouTube channel, you may notice your subscriber count plummeting this week. [Photo: Mirror]
If you’ve got a YouTube channel, you may notice your subscriber count plummeting this week.

But before you worry that you’ve somehow offended your followers, YouTube has warned that its culled many spam subscriptions this week.

And this may result in a ‘noticeable decrease’ in your subscriber count.

In a blog explaining the update, a spokesperson for YouTube say: “Heads up that on December 13-14, 2018 you may see a noticeable decrease in your subscriber count as we remove spam subscriptions from your channel.

 “We regularly verify the legitimacy of accounts and actions on your YouTube channel.

“We’ve recently identified and fixed an issue that caused some spam not to be removed. We’ll be taking action and removing subscribers that were in fact spam from our systems.”

If your channel is affected, you’ll see a banner in the YouTube Studio or Classic Creator Studio, notifying you of the changes.

Thankfully, it’s unlikely that the changes will affect your channel.

The YouTube spokesperson added: “Since these are artificial actions, we do not expect removing these will impact watch time.”

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