Why it matters: This week YouTube announced that the number of likes for all videos will be private on all platforms. Change begins immediately. YouTube says this is an attempt to stop the disgusting thugs, who have been trying to confront them for some time.
On Wednesday, YouTube announced incremental changes that will make the number of dislikes per video visible only to uploaders. Users can still click the thumb button to tune into YouTube recommended videos according to the blog post, but they don't see how many other people don't like a video. Therefore, creators can still use the data, among other YouTube Studio metrics, to measure their channel's performance. This change applies to all of its platforms. p>
For years, YouTube has been trying to find a way to tackle the problem of targeted harassment campaigns that are causing a great deal of user hate. So in March, YouTube tested the number of likes for invisible users. p>
This hate can reduce the number of recommendations a developer or video receives, channel reach and possibly earnings. restriction. YouTube says it has found that this happens more often for smaller channels, and many users decide whether or not to watch a video based on the number of likes they receive versus dislikes. p>
Whether dislike numbers will be hidden from the public, stop hating, stay. be seen. YouTube did not say whether the large number of non-fans can still limit recommendations for a video or channel. However, YouTube clearly considers the experiment a success as it is officially announcing the change.
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YouTube removes the "Dislike" counter from all videos