YouTube Subscribers

Published on 2020-07-12 07:01:06
2 min read

What is YouTube? Who are YouTube subscribers?

YouTube is a popular online video sharing platform founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim in February 2005. People use YouTube for many purposes like Entertainment, Learning, Business and so on. Users can view, like, dislike, comment, report, add to the playlist and subscribe to other users’ videos for free of cost. A subscriber ( in YouTube is similar to a follower in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and so on. If you clicked the subscribe button under a video that means you subscribed to that whole channel not only for that video. By subscribing YouTube channels, subscribers can be updated with the latest videos posted on that YouTube channel. By getting more subscribers ( YouTuber will be encouraged to upload more videos. Some people use this platform professionally while most of the YouTubers are amateur.

Why YouTube subscription?

Subscription is important to watch videos of your choice on YouTube ( You will get notifications based on your subscriptions instead of watching unwanted videos.

1. YouTube Notifications

The subscriber ( can change notification settings by tapping the bell icon next to the subscribe button.

When you subscribe ( to a channel you will get “personalized” notifications as it is the default notification setting. Personalized notifications will be sent to you according to your watch history, how frequently you watch videos from that channel, how often you view notifications and how popular those videos are. If you want to view all the latest videos uploaded on that channel you can change your notification settings to “All” by tapping the bell icon.

YouTube ( tested “All” notifications as the default setting but they found that over time people were overwhelmed with the high number of notifications and turned them off completely.

If you don’t want to receive any notifications from a channel you can either unsubscribe or set notification settings to “none”.

2. Monetization Vs subscribers

YouTubers ( can make money on YouTube; Subscribers are not directly involved in monetization. But to activate monetization you should have at least 1000 subscribers ( and 4000 valid public watch hours. YouTubers are paid for the number of views they get for ads and not for likes, subscriptions or comments.

There are several types of ads including

  • Display ads
  • Overlay ads
  • Skippable video ads
  • Non-skippable video ads
  • Bumper ads
  • Sponsored ads

No matter how many subscribers ( you have, you can get money according to the views of ads.

You can get money in other ways including

  • Channel memberships
  • Merchandise shelf
  • Super chat and super stickers
  • YouTube ( premium revenue

3. Premium Subscription

By YouTube premium subscription subscriber (

  • Can watch millions of videos without ads.
  • Can get access to all YouTube ( original series and movies.
  • Can play videos while using other apps and when your screen is off.
  • Can download videos to watch offline with no limitations.
  • Can get access to YouTube Music Premium

Subscription plans starting at ₹129.00/month ($11.99/month) 


  • You can only subscribe ( to 75 channels per day on YouTube.
  • You can subscribe to a maximum of 2000 channels but it may vary and it depends upon your channel existence that is how long your channel has existed and how many subscribers ( you have.