YouTube rolls out real-time statistics on video views

YouTube has introduced a tool allowing video creators to see how many people are viewing their videos on a minute by minute basis.

The real-time statistics can be seen on two charts: minute-by-minute for the last 60 minutes and hour-by-hour for a sliding window of the last 48 hours.

The statistics can be seen by clicking on ‘realtime’ in the analytics section of YouTube.

In a support page for the feature, YouTube said: “Real-time data is estimated and meant to provide general guidance on potential view activity on your videos. This approximate character of the numbers is also shown in the rounding off to two significant digits.”

However, the company stated: “The real-time report does not support filtering or further customisation of data. Therefore, the geographic filter, the date picker, the comparison and the download functionalities are disabled in the interface.”

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