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How to See & Export Your YouTube Subscribers List

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Steve Spagnola
Written by Steve Spagnola
Last updated April 17, 2024

YouTube Subscribers List

If you have a YouTube channel, you can see your YouTube subscribers list (who make their subscriptions public) in the YouTube Studio Dashboard, complete with channel name, profile photo, subscriber count, and even some extra fields not shown on the UI!

See Your YouTube Subscribers List

Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to browse this information and we’ll also show you two options to export this data into a CSV file if you’d like to perform a deeper analysis on your audience.

YouTube Studio Dashboard

Head to the YouTube Studio Dashboard and sign in with the YouTube channel you want to see the list of subscribers for. You then need to scroll down and look for the “Recent subscribers” card as shown below, then click the “SEE ALL” button.

Click See All Under Recent Subscribers

You’ll then see a window showing your subscriber list. Be sure to select “Lifetime” on the upper right drop down so you can see everyone, then you can sort by either the date they subscribed to you or by how many subscribers that the other channel has.

Browse Your YouTube Subscribers List

You can also click on each subscriber to visit their channel, which is great so you can get a better understanding of the type of people who subscribe to your content.

Export Subscribers to CSV

If you want to export your YouTube subscribers list to Excel or a CSV file, you unfortunately can’t do this directly through YouTube studio, which is usually pretty good about letting you export data from its dashboard.

However, we can record our web traffic as we paginate through all of our subscribers in YouTube Studio and then use the HAR File Web Scraper to export the full list of subscribers from the intercepted network traffic.

1. Browse YouTube Subscribers

In YouTube Studio Dashboard, open up your subscribers list as explained above (be sure you have “Lifetime” set) and then right click on the page and hit “Inspect” to begin recording your network traffic (so we record the subscriber data). Now change the pagination option to show 50 rows per page (this will make your life easier).

Use the Maximum Pagination Setting

This will force YouTube to reload the first 50 subscribers into your browser now that you’re recording. Once that’s loaded, keep clicking next until you browse through the full subscribers list.

2. Export a HAR File

Now in developer tools, look for the “Network” tab and click the down arrow labeled “Export HAR…” to download a HAR file containing the raw YouTube subscribers list data that was sent to your browser. Then upload that to the HAR File Web Scraper so we can parse out the data.

Click Parse Group

Click the “Parse Group” button on the group ending in list_creator_public_subscribers to convert the combined JSON into a downloadable CSV file.

3. Download Subscribers List

Once the parse is finished, you can download the combined data in the creatorChannelData collection as shown below, where each row is a user who subscribed to your channel.

Download YouTube Subscribers List

You’ll also notice 2 bonus columns that are not actually shown on the YouTube Studio UI, but sent in the JSON data captured here: metric.videoCount and metric.totalVideoViewCount so you can filter and sort your subscribers by how many videos they’ve published and their combined view counts in addition to the subscriber count.

YouTube Data API

If you need a programmatic way to export your YouTube subscribers (perhaps on a recurring basis), you can use the official YouTube Data API Subscribers List Endpoint with the caveat that you’ll only be able to access a random sample of 1,000 subscribers total. This may be fine if you’re either OK with a random sample, or your channel is small and has under one thousand subscribers.

The main benefit of using the YouTube API is that it shows you the subscribing channel’s bio directly in the response data, so you don’t need to go clicking through or scraping the other channels to figure out what they’re about. For example, I can immediately see when a subscriber is a real estate business, informing me to make more real estate business related content.

See Subscribers Bios Directly in the API Response

To scrape these 1,000 subscribers from the YouTube API, please see our YouTube Subscriber List Scraper which will help you access the YouTube API and download your subscribers.

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