YouTube will start removing suspended accounts from channel subscriber counts on June 16

YouTube will start removing suspended accounts from channel subscriber counts on June 16

YouTube today announced plans to improve the accuracy of subscriber counts on channels starting next week. On June 16, the Google-owned company will remove suspended accounts from all channels’ subscriber counts. While this means you may notice a minor drop in your subscribers, you shouldn’t see any impact on your views or watch time since they are not active users.

Once the initial update is rolled out, YouTube will use an automated system to remove suspended accounts from subscriber counts as they occur. The company says the new system is reversible in case something goes wrong and an account is suspended in error. This is part of a greater push by YouTube to ensure its site metrics are free of spam and abuse.

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