Snapchat allows displaying subscriber count for users
Snapchat in response to requests from its creator community has announced that it will now allow users to display their subscriber counts on their public profiles.
The listing is optional, with a toggle that will enable users to display their subscriber count, or not, on their profile listing.
On a post via Tubefilter, Snapchat explained, “We’ve listened to feedback from our creator community and many of them expressed interest in having the option to show that their community on Snapchat is growing. So, starting today, we are giving creators the option to make subscriber counts visible on their public profiles. We understand not every creator wants to have public metrics visible to their fans, therefore, creators can choose to toggle this metric on and off as needed in their settings.”
This is a significant shift for Snapchat which had originally called itself an alternative to Facebook and Twitter style social media which focuses on broad reach and audiences as supposed to more personal and intimate connections.
Snapchat always focused on the fact that the app is about real friends and not appealing to strangers online which is directly related to followers and subscribers.