You probably heard the news, and yes, it is true: we are working on getting Full Subscriber Counts available for everyone again, but we can't do this alone.
Back in 2021, we started working on getting Subscriber Counts directly from the streams of members of the Statistics community (and a few insiders), but at the time, the code we were using was slow due to some factors, so it would update the subscriber count every minute or so. But it's been more than a year since that test, and we now have a brand new system in place that updates in real-time, just like the good old days!
First of all: this is completely safe, and you don't risk anything by joining the system. If you have any questions regarding the way the system works, or any other concern that might arise, feel free to hit us up and let us know your thoughts! This update is being made with Content Creators and their fans in mind, because watching someone hit a milestone with abbreviated numbers, and even estimated ones, isn't the same.
Ok, how do I contribute?
Well, you can talk to your favorite creators about this and, if they want to add their SubCount here, it is very easy to do so - even you can join it!
How do I add my own Subscriber Count to NC?
We created an easy tutorial - with images - showing how you can do that! Just follow along:
Open studio.youtube.com and click on the "Settings" button.
If your account is a Brand account, we reccomend you pressing "Move Permissions". If you're not a brand account just go to the next slide.
When you get to this screen, click on "Invite".
When you get to this screen, put this e-mail: "firstname.lastname@example.org" and make sure to select the "Viewer (limited)" option. The normal viewer isn't necessary.
When you do that, click on Save.
When you save, it will verify that it's you, since this is a change made in your Yt Studio. You will need to re-insert your password and, if you have 2FA enabled, put your auto-generated key there. You only do this once.
After this, our bot will receive an invite to join the channel as a viewer with limited options (We can only see your statistics - view and subscriber counts - and not your revenue, so no need to worry about us finding out you make 5k a week). When we accept it, our profile picture is going to show up.
After you do this, in up to 24 hours your full Subscriber Count will be available in the website for everyone to see. Users who have their SubCount available through this method, or the stream method will have a verified checkmark next to their name, so you know the count is Official.
And that's it! That's all you need to do to get your full Subscriber Count displayed on NextCounts and other partner websites! It doesn't matter if you're a small (below 10k subs) or a big channel (above 100k), you're more than welcome to join the project!
You can see which channels have displayed their subscriber counts on the website through this page (a Top List ranking all the channels that have since joined the project), and if you have any questions about how it works, message us on Twitter!