YouTube hides “dislike” numbers – com! professional


YouTube has chosen a different path than Instagram and Facebook, where users have been able to forego the display of “Like” numbers for around six months. In the future, the video platform will no longer show how many negative reviews a video has received.

In the future, YouTube will no longer show how many negative ratings a video has received. The button with the lowered thumb can still be clicked, as the Google video platform explained. The “dislike” number will only be visible to the author of the video.

YouTube had the problem that the button was sometimes misused for campaigns against individual users. That could be painful for the video authors, since with a high “dislike” number the distribution of the clips could also be restricted.

The display of “likes” is not affected by the change

In the meantime, their personal “dislikes” can still have an influence on the video selection suggested to individual users, explained YouTube in a blog entry. The display of the “likes” is not affected by the change.

The video platform is choosing a different path than Instagram and Facebook, where users have been able to do without displaying “Like” numbers for around six months. Facebook and Instagram do not have a “dislike” button anyway.


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