YouTube hides likes and dislikes
YouTube hides likes and dislikes

YouTube has announced that it will hide the number of public dislikes on videos. The company said the change aims to prevent young content creators from being targeted with hate speech or harassment and encourage respectful interaction between viewers and content creators.

The Decline button is still there. But only for private comments, not for public defamation. This movement did not come out of nowhere. The platform announced in March that it was trying to hide public hate figures.

Personal creators can always hide ratings in their videos. However, it is critical that everyone is reluctant to leave.

In the past, viewers could see the relationship between likes and dislikes by simply clicking on a video. You can use this number to decide if you want to continue your search. It will no longer be an option.

The platform said it was unlikely that people would use the buttons to attack the creator when testing the masking of numbers they didn't like.

Creators can check how often their videos have been disapproved in YouTube Studio. The company said it still allows well-intentioned viewers to leave private comments for YouTubers or use Dislikes to improve the algorithm's video recommendations.


The number of likes becomes private on YouTube

Other social networks also give users the option to hide rating indicators. If you want to avoid potential social pressure to show everyone the most important measure of platform-wide success, you can hide the number of likes on Facebook and Instagram.

The number of likes for your YouTube video is always public (if you have public ratings enabled). Instagram has not yet disabled the similar feature for the entire site. But it is increasingly focused on what data creators can access and what data viewers can access.

The company said: “We strive to be a place where content creators of all sizes and backgrounds can find and share their voice.

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