YouTube Displaying Video View Counts Using ‘Lakhs’ and ‘Crores’ in India

YouTube Displaying Video View Counts Using 'Lakhs' and 'Crores' in India
YouTube has began displaying the View depend on its movies utilizing the Indian numbering format that features models reminiscent of ‘lakhs’ and ‘crores’ fairly than hundreds of thousands and billions. With the brand new format, movies with 15,00,000 views will now be displayed as 15 lakh views as a substitute of 1.5M (million), whereas movies with 500,000 views will likely be displayed as 5 lakh views as a substitute of 500Okay.

The characteristic could be very probably nonetheless in an experimental stage, provided that it doesn’t appear to be obtainable very broadly. It’s not obtainable for me both on the web site or on the Android app, though, a few of my colleagues appeared to have gotten it on their gadgets. As you’d think about, the brand new format is not going to be relevant globally, however solely in India, and presumably in different South Asian international locations like Pakistan and Bangladesh that additionally use the identical system.

For the uninitiated, within the South Asian numbering system, a ‘lakh’ (or lac) refers to 100,000, whereas a ‘crore’ refers to 10 million. That means 1,000,000 is known as ’10 lakh’ within the area, whereas a billion would translate to ‘100 crore’. The system is used throughout the board within the subcontinent to depend cash, individuals or anything.

Meanwhile, some customers who’re already seeing the brand new format are up in arms in regards to the change, and are complaining on YouTube’s assist boards. Many of them, nonetheless, appear to be claiming that altering the situation to UK or the language to English (UK) is reverting the format to ‘millions and ‘billions’. Either means, if the brand new system obtainable for you, do tell us when you prefer it or when you choose the older format.

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