PewDiePie with his Custom Play Button (for surpassing 50 million subscribers). The Custom Play Button or Ruby Play Button is a creator award given to YouTubers for reaching 50 million subscribers.
This makes him the first content creator to reach the milestone and one of the few people to earn the red diamond Youtube play button. While some might think that PewDiePie would keep this mounted on his wall for years to come, he instead gave it away as a gift.
Pinkfong, the creator behind the globally popular “Baby Shark” videos, received the Ruby Play Button from YouTube for notching over 50 million subscribers, the South Korean firm said Thursday.
While YouTube’s usual slew of Play Buttons are gold, silver, or diamond, PewDiePie and T-Series received an extra-special “Red Diamond” Play Button for their efforts – a trophy that the Swede unboxed in an emotional video four days later.
There are currently three channels who have received a custom Ruby play button. Those are T-Series, PewDiePie and 5-Minute Crafts. PewDiePie was the first YouTuber to reach the milestone of 50 million subscribers, followed by T-Series and most recently 5-Minute Crafts.
The T-Series play button displays the letter T, and is made with transparent glass. Although the name “Ruby Play Button” is widely used, the fact that T-Series received a glass trophy indicates that each channel that reaches 50 million subscribers will receive a customized award, not necessarily red in color.
It is made of gold-plated brass. In March 2018, the look of the Gold Play Button was updated from a metal button housed within a window box with the channel’s name printed on the front glass pane to a cleaner-looking flat designed metal plaque award featuring the channel’s name embossed on it.
The Red Diamond Play Button is a special award by YouTube given to channels who reach 100,000,000 (100 million) subscribers. There are currently only four YouTube channels that have received this award, that being of YouTuber PewDiePie, the Indian music label T-Series, Cocomelon and SET India.
The first receiver of the award was PewDiePie who actually coined the term “Ruby Play Button” which would remain the name of this award for several years. He reached 50 million subscribers on December 2016 and later claimed his play button.
Pewds is one of the longest-running YouTubers on the internet, with reaction videos. … In an October 25 video upload, PewDiePie explained why he decided to give away his 100m subscriber YouTube play button to a fan as a wedding gift.
The Design of the Diamond Play Button
After all the buzz, they are not really made of diamond. In fact, it doesn’t even a diamond piece. It’s simply a bright plaque award. These silver color brushed metal plaques with a big clear crystal is what YouTubers crave.
Is the 10 mil plaque real diamond?
The Silver Play Button at 100,000 (100 thousand) Subscribers, made out of 92% nickel, 5% carbon and 2.5% zinc, with traces of other metals. … The Diamond Play Button at 10 million Subscribers, made out of silver-plated metal inset with a large piece of colourless crystal.
Receiving a YouTube Play Button award
So here is the bad news: There is no such thing as a 1,000 subscribers Play Button award! (By the way, there is no award if your channel hits 10,000 subscribers either.) In YouTube terms, 10K subscribers still make for a pretty small channel.