YouTube will remove the “hide subscriber” option and release updates.
YouTube has stated that it would remove the ability to hide subscriber numbers in the hopes that doing so will make it more difficult for phoney accounts to pose as legitimate ones. Beginning on July 29, the functionality will be available, and YouTube channels will no longer be able to hide their subscriber counts.
According to YouTube, one method spam accounts use to avoid detection is by disguising subscriber counts, which allows them to pretend to be legitimate channels when making comments.
Those who will be impacted.
However, individuals who value the choice will be impacted by this change, particularly new artists who do not want to be evaluated by the number of subscribers. A number of modifications will be implemented by YouTube to assist safeguard users and producers shielded from spam comments while making it more difficult for phoney accounts to pose as real ones.
The ability for authors to set the level of rigour for auto-moderation will be strengthened, among other enhancements. According to YouTube, more spam and possibly improper comments will be detected.
The usage of special characters in channel names is also being restricted by the corporation, but those that already contain special characters won’t be impacted. The character set that authors can select while altering their names will be reduced. This is due to the fact that spam accounts frequently mimic the name of the person they are impersonating before quietly changing one or two characters.