How To Hide My Subscriptions On YouTube? [in 2022]

If you don’t want to reveal your identity to YouTube channels you are subscribed to, fortunately, you can do this.

In this YouTube tutorial, we are going to show you how to hide your subscriptions on YouTube if you want to keep them private.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

How To Hide Subscriptions On YouTube?

Here is how to hide your subscriptions on YouTube:

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Click on your YouTube channel profile picture in the top right cornerYouTube channel settings
  3. Click on ‘Settings’
  4. Select ‘Privacy’ from the left sidebar
  5. Turn on ‘Keep all my subscriptions private’hide my subscriptions on YouTube

Once you go through this process, your YouTube subscriptions should be hidden from the channels you are subscribed to.

What happens when you hide subscriptions on YouTube?

If you don’t make your YouTube subscriptions private, YouTube channels can see the name of your YouTube channel on their YouTube subscriber list.

how to see your subscribers on YouTube

They can see your channel name, how many subscribers you have and when you have subscribed to their YouTube channel.

When you hide your YouTube subscriptions, your channel will be removed from this list and they will have no idea if you are subscribed to them or not.

However, some data about your channel will still be available in the YouTube analytics reports in an aggregated format and it will be also completely anonymized, so they can’t track you down and contact you.

Can’t set channel subscriptions private

If you follow the instructions above, you should be able to set your YouTube subscriptions private so nobody other than you can see to which YouTube channels you are subscribed to.

If you want to hide the YouTube subscriber count of your channel, it has a different process. Check out this video tutorial if you want to know how to do that:

How to set my subscriptions public on YouTube

If you change your mind and want to set your YouTube subscriptions public again, here is how to unhide your YouTube subscriptions:

  1. Sign in to YouTube
  2. Click on your YouTube channel profile picture in the top right corner
  3. Click on ‘Settings’
  4. Select ‘Privacy’ from the left sidebar
  5. Turn off ‘Keep all my subscriptions private’

Other ways to make YouTube more private

Here are some other ways you can make your YouTube channel more private:

  • choose a YouTube channel name with not your real name
  • you can delete your YouTube watch history
  • you can hide your YouTube playlists
  • use YouTube in incognito mode without signing in to a Google account.

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