Youtube will demonetize channels under 4000 hour of watch time and 1000 subscribers

YouTube announced today in the form of an email sent to creators that it will start demonetizing all channels with under 4000 hour of watch time in the last 12 months and 1000 subscriber.

We wonder if this change have anything to do with Logan Paul dead body video posted on YouTube weeks ago, yet another big YouTuber pushes YouTube to take dramatic actions against creators.

These changes will discourage many creators, and will make them abandon their channels for sure. You have 30 days to reach this threshold or your channel will be demonetized.

Below is the email sent by YouTube:

Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, ******* , is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.
One of YouTube’s core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven’t yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.