How to Subscribe to a YouTube Channel (and More)

In this post you will see:

  • How to subscribe and unsubscribe to a YouTube channel
  • How to hide subscribers count on YouTube
  • How to see your YouTube subscribers

Let’s start.

How to subscribe to a YouTube channel

In this case I use Windows 10 PC, iPhone and Android.

Remember that you can perform these tasks on a channel page, a video watch page and the search results. In this case, I do these tasks in the search results.

If you are on a PC, log in to YouTube. If you are on Android or iPhone, open the YouTube app.

Search for the channel.

In the search results you will find the channel name.

If you are on Android or iPhone, click “Subscribe” below it. If you are on a PC, click “Subscribe” next to it.

Now you can find a “bell” symbol. Hit it.

You can see these three options:

  • All – If you select this option, you will receive a notification for every upload and livestream of this channel.
  • Personalized – If you select this option, you will receive notification for a few uploads and livestreams of this channel.
  • None – If you select this option, you will not receive notification from this channel.

Choose the one you prefer.

How to Unsubscribe from a YouTube Channel

If you are on a PC, log in to YouTube. If you are on Android or iPhone, open the YouTube app.

Search for the channel.

In the search results, you will find the channel name.

Below, if you are on Android or iPhone or next to it if you are on a PC, you can find “Subscribed.” Hit it.

Click “OK” in the pop-up if you’re on Android, or “Unsubscribe” if you’re on a PC or iPhone.

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How to hide YouTube subscribers count

By default, YouTube shows your subscribers count on your channel page, under all your videos, and when anyone is looking for your channel.

Here are the steps to hide your YouTube subscriber count. Let’s see how to do this on a Windows 10 PC.

Log on to YouTube.

Go to this URL. This link will take you to the Advanced Settings page.

Find the “Subscriber counts” section.

Select “Do not display the number of people subscribed to my channel.”

Click the “Save” button at the bottom.

If you want to show subscriber count, follow the steps below:

Go to the “Subscriber counts” section.

Select “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel.”

Click on the “Save” button.

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Alternative method

Click on the profile picture of your YouTube account.

Click on “YouTube Studio.”

Click “Settings” in the left sidebar.

Hit “Channel.”

Navigate to the Advanced settings tab.

You will see “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel” option. Disable it.

Click on the “Save” option.

That’s it.

Notes:

  • To show this, follow the steps above, but enable it instead of disabling it.
  • Keep in mind that the changes will take some time to reflect on the search results.

How to see your subscribers on YouTube

By default, the YouTube subscription is private, so you can only find a list of your YouTube channel subscribers who have defined their subscription as public.

Here you can find the steps to see your subscribers on the YouTube desktop version. In this case I am using a Windows 10 PC.

Log in to your YouTube account.

Click on your profile picture at the top.

Hit “YouTube Studio.”

Scroll down until you see “Recent subscribers.” Click “See all” in it.

You see your subscribers who have set up their subscription as public.

Aside from the channel name, you can see when they’ve subscribed to you, how many subscribers they have and the “Subscribe” option that allows you to subscribe to their channel.

Above you will see a drop-down list where you can specify the duration. You can also sort your subscribers by the number of subscribers or by the time they subscribed to you.

Clicking on the name of the subscriber will take you to their channel.

Note: You cannot find your YouTube subscriber list on the YouTube app (Android or iPhone).

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