Most questions on the SE websites tend to abbreviate their views above 1000 views. Meaning that a question with 1000 views shows it as "1k views", 10,000 views as "10k views" and so on.

But, is there a way to view the actual number of views on a question?

To clarify:

Suppose we have a question with 9,568 views. But, this is shown as "9k views" on the question. I need to find a way to view the "9568 views" and not the "9k views" approximation.

Is there a way to view the actual number of views of a question?

  • 5
    Hover over the number?
    – honk
    Jan 22 at 17:00
  • @gnat: That questions related to the mobile web version and a feature request. Also there is no answer. :)
    – Himanshu
    Jan 23 at 5:44
  • @Himanshu the fact that this is about mobile was clarified in the comments under the answer here: "But, how do I view it on a phone?" As for dupe target being feature request and having no answer (yet), I see no problem with this
    – gnat
    Jan 23 at 6:07
  • @gnat: Fair enough. Though, I think the question linked by toolic is more suitable.
    – Himanshu
    Jan 23 at 6:21

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The exact number of views for a question (subject to caching) can be seen by hovering over the "Viewed X times" (where X can be an exact number of views for small view counts < 1000, or a rounded number in the form of 1k, 2k,... for larger view counts). Then, a popup hint will show up listing the exact number of views currently registered by the Stack Exchange engine.

Screenshot for a very active question on Meta — Formatting Sandbox:

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  • But, how do I view it on a phone? Jan 22 at 17:23
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    @ArktourosUltorMaximus7600 if you're asking only about mobile please edit the question, currently it's not even mentioned so people wasting their time chasing the wrong goose. Jan 22 at 17:50
  • @ShadowWizardChasingStars To be fair, to a person who's only ever browsed the site from a mobile device would never have any inkling that the behavior would differ on desktop and would never think that specifying it would be necessary. Jan 22 at 21:54

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