HowToBasic (facing away from the camera and pixelised to obscure his identity) with collaborators Maxmoefoe and Anything4Views
|Years active||2011–present |
|Total views||3.1 billion|
Updated: 26 February 2021
HowToBasic is an Australian YouTube comedy channel that is part of the Fullscreen network, with over 16 million subscribers. The creator of the videos does not speak or show his face, and remains anonymous. The channel primarily features bizarre and destructive visual gags disguised as how-to tutorials. The channel first gained popularity in 2013.
As of February 2021[update], HowToBasic has over 16 million subscribers, making it the 5th biggest Australian YouTube channel. The channel's estimated net worth is US$2 million as of February 2018[update].
The channel was briefly suspended on two occasions: once in 2014 and again in late 2015 on presumed violations of YouTube's policy on misleading content. Soon after each time, the channel was restored, and suspension lifted.