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Technology PewDiePie is 'taking a break' from YouTube in 2020

02:40  16 december  2019
02:40  16 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has used a video critiquing YouTube 's new harassment policy to announce that he's " taking a break " from the site in early 2020 . While he said a more detailed explanation would come later, he hinted that it might be due to burnout.

I am taking break from YouTube next year, because I made up my mind!” he says at the end of the video. It isn’t the first time he has alluded to stepping back from YouTube . PewDiePie first mentioned plans to taking a break from the platform in August 2019.

One of YouTube's best-known stars is close to taking a hiatus. PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has used a video critiquing YouTube's new harassment policy to announce that he's "taking a break" from the site in early 2020. While he said a more detailed explanation would come later, he hinted that it might be due to burnout. "I'm feeling very tired," he said. He'd alluded to this in August, suggesting that he'd like to think about something besides YouTube "for the first time in 10 years."

PewDiePie wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera

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PewDiePie has announced he’ll be taking a break from YouTube in 2020 to concentrate on his life away from the screen. The star has become the biggest YouTuber of all time, collecting a staggering 100million subscribers over the past decade thanks to his gaming and opinion videos.

PewDiePie has officially announced that he'll be taking a break from creating new content for YouTube with the start of 2020 . The announcement comes as a major surprise given PewDiePie 's incredibly consistent rate of publishing YouTube videos. PewDiePie hasn't announced exactly when

The declaration also draws attention to a common problem for online video personalities: burnout. Creators frequently feel compelled to put out a non-stop wave of content lest they lose viewers, and that can discourage them from taking time off. PewDiePie clearly has enough viewers that he can afford a break, but many smaller-scale YouTubers might not have that luxury.

PewDiePie (YouTube)

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