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YouTube: channels will no longer be able to hide the number of subscribers they have

Youtube will disable the option that allows channels to hide their number of subscribers as of 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 transparency, three aspects on which it has developed a series of measures that it will implement soon, as explained in a publication.

Firstly, it has announced that, to prevent identity theft and some creators from making others believe that their accounts have a large number of followers, YouTube channels will no longer be able to hide their number of subscribers starting July 29.

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The company has acknowledged that some users “prefer to hide their number of subscribers as they try to grow” and has assured that it has made this decision to avoid improper use of the platform and keep your community safe.

This decision is due to the fact that it has detected that some users hide the subscribers they have on their channel, pretend to be other creators with more followers and spam 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.

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Likewise, has introduced an improved setting for comments in YouTube Studio to filter comments before posting to prevent ‘spam’. In this way, it has implemented a section in which comments are retained for their corresponding review.

Finally, YouTube has announced that will continue to monitor user feedback for suggestions that they can apply soon and will keep the creators of the platform informed.

Source: Elcomercio

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