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A number is starting to appear in YouTube Tab title recently like in the image (686) What does it mean? It's also increasing day by day.

YouTube Tab Title

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    I don't see it. Do you have any suspicious add-on? – phuclv Apr 27 '17 at 13:13
  • @LưuVĩnhPhúc I tried disabling my extensions. But it's still there. I've seen in Quora.com that this is also appearing for others. – AtanuCSE Apr 27 '17 at 13:17
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    @AtanuCSE That link has no answers, so not terribly helpful – Eric F Apr 27 '17 at 13:23
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    @EricF Uhu!! I was just showing that this is appearing to others too. If that link contained any answer I would have deleted the question already... – AtanuCSE Apr 27 '17 at 13:26
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A number is starting to appear in YouTube Tab title - what does it mean?

It's apparently yet another unannounced change made by Google/ YouTube and the numbers in the brackets in the browsers tab apparently indicate how many comments/ posts you currently have on YouTube which you have not yet read/ checked...

Source There is a number next to my YouTube tab that keeps appearing


So how can I remove it?

  1. sign in to your YouTube account
  2. click on the bell icon (top right side in YouTube)
  3. click on the gear icon
  4. deactivate "desktop notifications"

Source There is a number next to my YouTube tab that keeps appearing

  • I do not believe this is true though. I dont think it indicates unread messages. This is because different youtube video tabs will have drastically different numbers. I get a (12) on one tab and a (343) in another. And I NEVER read my youtube messages so I know the numbers have got to be ginormous. – CogitoErgoCogitoSum Jul 19 '18 at 20:49
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It's the amount of unread notifications you have.

In the upper right on Youtube you have a notification icon:

notification icon

When you click it, the number will disappear.