5-Minute Crafts has more than One Million Subscribers
 
5-Minute Crafts has more than Five Million Subscribers
 
5-Minute Crafts has more than Ten Million Subscribers
 
5-Minute Crafts has more than Twenty Million Subscribers
 
5-Minute Crafts has more than Fifty Million Subscribers
 
5-Minute Crafts has more than One Billion Views
 
5-Minute Crafts makes cooking videos
 
5-Minute Crafts is from Cyprus
 
5-Minute Crafts created their account in 2016
 
5-Minute Crafts is a Content Creator on YouTube

5-Minute Crafts is a YouTube channel and the most subscribed Cypriot YouTube channel maintained, by media publisher TheSoul Publishing[1] (based in Limassol, Cyprus), who also owns other YouTube channels such as BRIGHT SIDE, and ACTUALLY HAPPENED. The videos uploaded on 5-Minute Crafts are usually compilations of DIY projects, life hacks, pranks, and crafts that are posted on both Facebook and YouTube. They are the most subscribed How-To channel on the platform. Despite this, they have received a lot of criticism by many due to them being a content farm and posing a danger to viewers by some of their videos.

The YouTube channel, 5-Minute Crafts was at one point one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in subscribers, gaining over 1 million subscribers every month and averaging over 50,000 subscribers every day from 2018 to 2019 and was even at one point the 3rd most subscribed YouTube Channel behind PewDiePie and T-Series. In addition, the channel also achieved 500 million video views every month. It is now the 8th most subscribed YouTube channel and the 44th most viewed YouTube Channel. The channel has now established over 70 million subscribers and 19 billion video views. It is also the fastest channel to have reached 50 million subscribers, doing so in 828 days. Likely due to negative backlash and changes to the YouTube algorithm, 5-Minute Crafts has slowed down in both subscribers and video views.

Controversy

As many people have mentioned, the channel is a huge content farm, churning out as much content as possible without much bother for quality aside from visual. They send out about four 10 minute long videos every day, with high-quality graphics. On closer inspection, you see the content they produce features swift tutorials and crafts, each video is often a compilation of said crafts and is made to fit videos on social media apps with a shorter, speedier format, such as Instagram, where a user requires to make the video under a few seconds to grab viewers' attention and get the point across in time; since Instagram lacks a feature in which a viewer can go to/rewind a particular part of the video. Otherwise, on YouTube, they go slow and add long pauses to add length to the video, which proves that they're clickbait.

The channel is also infamous for its clickbait, where they would display a picture in the thumbnail regarding a specific "life hack" but do not have the same advertised content in the video. However, many people have learned which thumbnails are real and which ones are fake, so this is no longer a big problem. They're also infamous for lying about the quality of all their hacks, acting like something instantly fixes something when it doesn't even though most of their hacks are real. The channel's videos sometimes appear in people's recommendations even when they are not subscribed to them. They have also appeared on the trending page on YouTube many times. The channel was also infamous for repeating videos a lot at one point. This trend started dying in March 2019 as almost every video had new clips causing the channel to erupt in the growth of subscribers suddenly.

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Subscriber Milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: March 4, 2017
  • 2 million subscribers: April 6, 2017
  • 3 million subscribers: May 21, 2017
  • 4 million subscribers: June 28, 2017
  • 5 million subscribers: August 3, 2017
  • 6 million subscribers: September 6, 2017
  • 7 million subscribers: October 16, 2017
  • 8 million subscribers: November 17, 2017
  • 9 million subscribers: December 8, 2017
  • 10 million subscribers: December 21, 2017
  • 11 million subscribers: January 4, 2018
  • 12 million subscribers: January 22, 2018
  • 13 million subscribers: February 6, 2018
  • 14 million subscribers: February 23, 2018
  • 15 million subscribers: March 12, 2018
  • 16 million subscribers: March 26, 2018
  • 17 million subscribers: April 8, 2018
  • 18 million subscribers: April 22, 2018
  • 19 million subscribers: May 6, 2018
  • 20 million subscribers: May 18, 2018
  • 21 million subscribers: May 29, 2018
  • 22 million subscribers: June 7, 2018
  • 23 million subscribers: June 17, 2018
  • 24 million subscribers: June 26, 2018
  • 25 million subscribers: July 4, 2018
  • 26 million subscribers: July 11, 2018
  • 27 million subscribers: July 18, 2018
  • 28 million subscribers: July 25, 2018
  • 29 million subscribers: August 2, 2018
  • 30 million subscribers: August 11, 2018
  • 31 million subscribers: August 18, 2018
  • 32 million subscribers: August 26, 2018
  • 33 million subscribers: September 4, 2018
  • 34 million subscribers: September 13, 2018
  • 35 million subscribers: September 22, 2018
  • 36 million subscribers: October 2, 2018
  • 37 million subscribers: October 13, 2018
  • 38 million subscribers: October 21, 2018
  • 39 million subscribers: October 31, 2018
  • 40 million subscribers: November 9, 2018
  • 41 million subscribers: November 17, 2018
  • 42 million subscribers: November 28, 2018
  • 43 million subscribers: December 5, 2018
  • 44 million subscribers: December 13, 2018
  • 45 million subscribers: December 26, 2018
  • 46 million subscribers: January 4, 2019
  • 47 million subscribers: January 17, 2019
  • 48 million subscribers: January 29, 2019
  • 49 million subscribers: February 10, 2019
  • 50 million subscribers: February 21, 2019
  • 51 million subscribers: March 6, 2019
  • 52 million subscribers: March 19, 2019
  • 53 million subscribers: April 5, 2019
  • 54 million subscribers: April 19, 2019
  • 55 million subscribers: May 6, 2019
  • 56 million subscribers: May 30, 2019
  • 57 million subscribers: June 18, 2019
  • 58 million subscribers: July 7, 2019
  • 59 million subscribers: July 28, 2019
  • 60 million subscribers: August 23, 2019
  • 61 million subscribers: September 29, 2019
  • 62 million subscribers: November 11, 2019
  • 63 million subscribers: December 23, 2019
  • 64 million subscribers: February 5, 2020
  • 65 million subscribers: March 6, 2020
  • 66 million subscribers: April 14, 2020
  • 67 million subscribers: June 10, 2020
  • 68 million subscribers: August 31, 2020
  • 69 million subscribers: October 17, 2020
  • 70 million subscribers: December 14, 2020
  • 71 million subscribers: February 14, 2021
  • 72 million subscribers: April 11, 2021

Video View Milestones

  • 1 billion views: June 27, 2017
  • 2 billion views: October 2, 2017
  • 3 billion views: December 12, 2017
  • 4 billion views: February 13, 2018
  • 5 billion views: April 13, 2018
  • 6 billion views: June 3, 2018
  • 7 billion views: July 13, 2018
  • 8 billion views: August 18, 2018
  • 9 billion views: September 24, 2018
  • 10 billion views: November 5, 2018
  • 11 billion views: December 16, 2018
  • 12 billion views: February 3, 2019
  • 13 billion views: March 29, 2019
  • 14 billion views: June 3, 2019
  • 15 billion views: August 2, 2019
  • 16 billion views: October 11, 2019
  • 17 billion views: January 25, 2020 and February 11, 2020
  • 18 billion views: July 3, 2020
  • 19 billion views: November 29, 2020
  • 20 billion views: April 12, 2021

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