YouTube Says Good Bye to 301+, Hello Up-to-Date View Count

No longer will you need to wait patiently to see how many views you actually have on that new video. YouTube removes 301+ freeze altogether.
By GameOverViper, Published: Aug 8, 2015 | Updated: Jan 19, 2016 | | |
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    Until now, people (and a few sneaky robots) watched a video, store on many servers around the world. The views were recorded centrally to be verified as real.

    When a video passed 300 views, YouTUbe froze the view count while they checked for spam. Hence, the legend of 301+. After a few hours, they'd update the view count with validated views.

    Now, people (and a few sneaky robots) watch a video, stored on many servers around the world. YouTube counts views and they're confident came from real people as they're recorded, and keep reviewing the rest.

    Farewell 301+, Hello, more up-to-date view counts!

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  1. Ninja Ferret
    Still wanna be in the under 301 club q.q, Now I just need to get there early.
  2. DatXboxGuy
    Thank god is what 99% of Creators will be thinking!
  3. Ahmad
    Goodbye Under 301 club you will not be missed
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  4. CluelessSmartGirl
    I'm quite disappointed, actually. That was kinda the sign that you were a 'big' YouTuber. At least in my opinion. And I was hoping maybe I'd reach that point one day.
    And now I'll never get there :(
    Oh well :) I suppose there won't be those annoying comments of 'under 301', which is a plus.
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  5. Kaydos the Game Mage
    This was never an issue for me. ;)
    1. SplitScreen
      ikr :D
      SplitScreen, Aug 8, 2015