Channels at YouTube will need to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time
within the past year to be eligible for ads, according to Muret.
YouTube pays according to what they call watch time
The changes, which will start today, mean that in order to make money from videos, uploaders must have 4,000 hours of watch time
within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers.
Keeping healthy and active is a priority and there's no need to sit idle and watch time
Apparently, the social media giant is now imposing that channels of content creators should have at least 4,000 hours of watch time
in a year, which is bad news for those who are just in the early phase of their YouTube career.
A major impact of this update could be on Facebook's Pages section that may see their reach, video watch time
and referral traffic decrease.
Saudi Arabia currently constitutes one-third of total watch time
on YouTube in the Arab world with 65 percent annual growth in watch time
on mobile devices, of which the top content viewed includes entertainment, music and education.
He worries though that YouTube will not act until public outcry grows severe or existing tactics impair watch time
According to a report published by Google, watch time
on YouTube is growing by 60% year-on-year in the region.
As 57% of those users completed watching the episodes they clicked on, the series racked up 187 years of watch time
YouTube also offers its own analytics with the number of views, watch time
, average view duration and more.
According to analytics agency Tubular Labs, Saudi Arabia has the highest Youtube watch time
per capita in the world.