YouTube Likes & Dislikes Are Changing

Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 1:47 PM PST.


Another major tweak is coming to yet another one of the top applications used on the internet. In a Tuesday statement, YouTube claims it’s testing new designs that won’t include a public dislike count, citing “creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns.” YouTube looks to be following a similar route as Instagram with hiding negative feedback to the public. For years YouTube has let audiences judge a video with a thumbs up or thumbs down icons, but the world has changed and is now entering a phase were any negative feedback could be taken as bullying or unfair treatment. In the design the company showed off, the dislike button is still there for people to tap, but it doesn’t have a count that’s updated in real-time. According to YouTube, content creators will still see that information through YouTube Studio.


YOU CAN SEE THE TEMPORARY NEW DESIGN DOWN BELOW

The announcement comes just after people on Twitter found out that the White House YouTube account received a heavy amount of dislikes on every video that President Biden was on. Although YouTube has been considering this feature for years now this could be one of the reasons they finally decided to launch the new project.


Tell us what you think about this concept? Is YouTube being a little sensitive or do you think this can be beneficial to people that deal with negativity?


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