YouTube Says Goodbye To 301+ Video Views

Posted: Aug 7 2015, 8:34am CDT | by , in Technology News


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YouTube Says Goodbye to 301+ Video Views
  • YouTube is scrapping off the 301+ practice.

The video streaming service has finally rid of the annoying feature when counting views.

YouTube is a universal video platform. Almost anyone with an internet connection has been on YouTube. When a video goes viral it is determined by the number of views. The number of views were not displayed right away by YouTube.

Before the actual number of views was displayed the number used to be stuck at 301+. The number of views at 301+ remained so to determine the actual number of views. The precaution although annoying was in place to make sure bots were not taking the views up.

Today YouTube announced it will be eliminating the practice of 301+. The videos on YouTube will no longer be stuck at 301+. The news was announced by the YouTube creator. The creator took to twitter to announce the pleasing news.

The 301+ had been a pain in many YouTube uploaders behind for a long time. The entity 301+ had even generated many jokes, memes and videos on the internet. The term 301+ was considered a struggle.

YouTube video uploader used to stay in suspense all the while their views remained stuck at 301+. Countless users had pleaded to YouTube and Google to remove the 301+ label.

YouTube finally answered their prayers. In the Tweet YouTube announced they are saying goodbye to 301+. More up to date videos will be welcomed at YouTube from now on.

YouTube also posted a graphic along with the tweet to explain why the practice was initially in place. The graphic explains how the number of views had to be verified before displaying.

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