YouTube hides dislikes, but it’s not because of the YouTube Rewind … promised

YouTube’s policy is changing regarding dislikes on videos. A connection with the fact that the most hated video on the platform is the YouTube Rewind? Not even !

Ended the number of dislikes on YouTube // Source: YouTube

We suspected, YouTube already had some expressed the idea in the past, it is now official: the dislikes will disappear from YouTube. Publicly at least.

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Last March, YouTube launched a mass experiment on certain users of the platform. The latter saw themselves withdrawing the counter from dislikes under the videos they were watching, leaving only the likes counter (or blue thumbs as some still call them). And it turns out that the experience was conclusive.

Users who do not have access to the “JI don’t like “Were less likely to play a role in attacks against a creator of content, this being seen by some as” a game or a scoreboard “. These attacks particularly affect channels with few subscribers and this measure should therefore reduce the importance of these raids on videos from people who do not like a creator or a creator or his beliefs.

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A metric now private

Although this data will not be displayed publicly on YouTubes pages, creators will still be able to access it from the engagement tab of YouTube Studio. This should result in less stress and embarrassment associated with creating videos.

Because yes, the button Dislikeitself remains present in order to notify the YouTube algorithm that we do not like a video and thus improve the recommendations.

A reaction to YouTube Rewind?

The first thought that crosses the mind when this news is announced is obviously the YouTube Rewind. This video published annually by YouTube and supposed to reflect the platform’s community has met with strong criticism in recent years, to the point that the 2018 edition is, even today, the most videodislikéeof the platform with 19 million inches down against only 3 million up. While the quality can obviously be criticized, the crowd effect obviously played a role, leading to general euphoria against the video.

In 2020, YouTube decided not to publish Rewind so as not to “celebrateThe Covid year, before finally announcing in 2021 that the format is now dead.

Matt Koval, head of creator liaison at YouTube, explains however that this decision is not related to the number of dislikes on the YouTube Rewind, “although some in-house teams have learned the hard way what it’s like to receive a lot of dislikes“. I promise, it’s not related …

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