An Open Letter to YouTube

I fully appreciate that each YouTube channel wants to grow it’s subscribers. This is one of the primary ways channels define their worth. Sort of like Twitter followers. Plus, the creator awards are really nice!

Even though Google and YouTube are brilliant, sometimes they miss the little things. It is common for YouTube channels to add a “Subscribe” annotation to their videos. YouTube already knows I subscribe to the above channel, right? Why is the “Subscribe” annotation shown when I’m already a subscriber? This seems like an easy fix, can you take care of it YouTube?