YouTube No longer allows channels to ‘hide’ subscriber counts

YouTube introduced new updates to reduce comment spam and impersonation.

No longer allowing channels to ‘hide’ subscriber counts: To make it harder for people to impersonate other creators

YouTube channels will no longer be able to hide their subscriber counts as of July 29, 2022.

Improved creator comment moderation setting in YouTube Studio

All creators can use our new comment moderation setting to ‘Increase strictness’ in the “Held for review” tab.

This optional feature will filter out even more spam and identity abuse comments.

Limiting the type and/or frequency of special characters in channel names:

YouTube reduces the character set available when choosing a channel name, as some characters can be used to impersonate channels.

For example, with this change, channels won’t be able to update their name to something like” ¥ouⓉube✅”.