Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday February 11, 2016

YouTube Red Removes View Counters From Paid Video

Want to know how many people are watching YouTube Red videos? Is the latest PewDiePie video series a complete flop? You'll never know because YouTube Red has removed view counters from its videos.

There’s one thing about the Red Originals that’s very un-YouTube, though. That place at the bottom-right of the videos on their homepage that used to tick up every time a new fan watched? That view count is gone. Despite YouTube’s insistence that data like watch time and engagement are more valuable, the upshot is that the company is being very careful not to let you know how many people have watched them.