Have you ever wondered how many videos a YouTube channel has?
Take PewDiePie for example—he has over 100 million subscribers on YouTube and billions of views.
But how many videos did it take for him to get there?
On social media platforms like YouTube, consistency is the key to growth.
In fact, the vast majority of successful YouTubers in the present have hundreds or thousands of videos.
To get a rough idea of how much effort it took for a successful YouTuber to get to where they are today, you can look at the total number of videos that they’ve uploaded.
If your dream is to become a full-time YouTuber, that is one way to gauge the number of videos that you have to put out.
In this article, you’ll learn how to see how many videos a YouTube channel has in 3 easy steps.
- How to see how many videos a YouTube channel has
- How many videos can I have on YouTube?
- Why can’t I see all my YouTube videos?
- How can I see all the videos on my YouTube channel?
How to see how many videos a YouTube channel has
To see how many videos a YouTube channel has, search for the channel name, filter the search type to “Channel”, and check the search results.
The total number of videos that the channel has will be displayed next to its subscriber count.
Alternatively, if you’re using YouTube on a desktop, you can go to the channel, click on “Videos”, then click on “Play All”.
After you clicked on “Play All”, you’ll see a playlist containing all of the channel’s videos on the right.
You can see the total number of videos that the channel has under “Uploads from x”.
For example, if you clicked on “Play All” for PewDiePie’s channel, you’ll see this on the playlist, “Uploads from PewDiePie, PewDiePie – 1 / 4,266”.
This means that PewDiePie has uploaded a total of 4,266 videos on his YouTube channel.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can see how many videos a YouTube channel has on both the desktop and mobile devices (e.g. iPhone/Android).
Step #1: Open YouTube & search for the channel name
Open YouTube > search > search for the channel’s name.
The first step is to open YouTube.
You can either open YouTube on a desktop or on your mobile device.
Once you’re on YouTube, search for the channel’s name.
For example, if you want to find out how many videos PewDiePie has, search for “PewDiePie” on YouTube.
If you’re using YouTube on a desktop, simply search for the channel’s name using the search bar on the top navigation bar.
On the other hand, if you’re using the YouTube app, tap on the search icon and search for the channel’s name.
You don’t need to be signed in for this.
If you don’t know the channel’s name, try searching for keywords, checking your history, or checking your liked videos.
Congrats, you’ve completed the first step—searching for the channel’s name.
In the next step, you’ll learn how to filter the search type to channels only to prevent other types of results (e.g. video) to appear.
Step #2: Filter the search type to “Channel”
Filter > Type > Channel.
After you’ve searched for the channel’s name, the search results might contain a mix of channels and videos.
The channel that you are looking for might not even be on the search results.
This is because the search result filter is currently filtered to “All”.
By default, the search result filter is set to “All”, which means that videos, channels, playlists, films, and programs will show up on the search results.
In order to view channels only, you need to filter the search results to “Channel”.
If you’re using YouTube on a desktop, click on the “filter” icon under the search bar.
On the other hand, if you’re using the YouTube app, tap on the “filter” icon on the top-right corner of your screen.
Once you’ve tapped on the “filter” icon, the search filter menu will be opened.
There are a ton of filters that you can set—Sort by, Type, Upload date, Duration, and Features.
The filter that you want to be using is the “Type” filter.
Under the “Type” filter, you’ll see a filter that says “Channel”.
Select “Channel” to set the search filter to channels only.
In the final step, you’ll learn how to check the search results to see the total number of videos that a YouTube channel has.
Step #3: Check the search results
Search results > Channel > videos.
Now that you’ve filtered the search results to channels only (from the previous step), you can easily find the channel that you’re looking for.
Let’s say that you’re searching for a channel called, “Followchain”.
After you’ve searched for “Followchain” and filtered the search results to channels only, you’ll typically see the channel on the first few search results.
On the channel result, you’ll see its name, subscribers, and videos.
Next to the subscriber count of the channel, you’ll see the total number of videos that the channel has.
Here’s an example, “Followchain, 19 Subscribers, 2 Videos”.
In this case, the total number of videos that the Followchain channel has is two.
If the channel name is generic (e.g. John), you might have to scroll for a while before you can find the channel that you’re looking for.
Congrats, you’ve found out the total number of videos that Followchain has.
Now, you can repeat the process to find out how many videos another YouTube channel has.
How many videos can I have on YouTube?
You can have unlimited videos on YouTube.
YouTube does not have a limit to how many videos you can upload on your channel.
In fact, a channel called “CODblackopsPS” has uploaded over 1,000,000 videos on YouTube.
However, that channel has been terminated for multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement.
Why can’t I see all my YouTube videos?
You can’t see all of your YouTube videos because you’ve either changed their visibility to private or unlisted.
If you’ve changed your video’s visibility to private, you won’t be able to see it on your channel as a normal visitor (while you’re signed out, or signed in to a different channel).
Similarly, if you changed your video’s visibility to unlisted, you won’t be able to see it as a normal visitor as well.
However, others will only be able to see it if they have the link to the video.
In both of these scenarios, the videos that you set to private or unlisted will be hidden from your channel if you try to view them while you’re signed out, or signed in with a different channel.
How can I see all the videos on my YouTube channel?
To see all the videos on your YouTube channel, navigate to “Library” on the YouTube app, and tap on “Your videos”.
Your private and unlisted videos will not be shown directly on your channel.
In order to see them, you need to go to “Your videos” on the library instead of “Your channel”.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do this:
- Open the YouTube app.
- Sign in to your account.
- Tap on “Library” on the bottom navigation bar.
- Tap on “Your videos” to see all the videos on your YouTube channel.
After you’ve selected “Your videos”, you’ll be able to see all the videos on your YouTube channel, including private and unlisted ones.
Knowing how many videos a YouTube channel has can be beneficial in two ways.
Firstly, you’ll be able to tell whether the total number of views from a channel is from a viral video, or from a lot of videos.
Secondly, it shows how many videos a YouTuber has uploaded to get to where they are today (e.g. PewDiePie).
Consequently, it gives you a reality check if you’re hoping to become a full-time Youtuber.
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Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.