Posted 11 ноября 2021,, 07:17

Published 11 ноября 2021,, 07:17

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

YouTube has disabled display of dislikes under video

YouTube has disabled display of dislikes under video

11 ноября 2021, 07:17
Since November 10, video hosting YouTube has stopped displaying the number of dislikes under videos posted on the platform to ensure "respectful interaction between viewers and authors".

At the same time, the ability to dislike will still be available, the corresponding button will remain. The creators of the videos will also be able to see the number of those who marked the video as disliked.

The company came to the decision to hide dislikes after an experiment. Initially, YouTube was going to find out how the display of the negative rating counter would affect the total number of dislikes. Participants in the study could dislike videos, but they did not see the number of such ratings. As it turned out, users were less likely to press the corresponding button when statistics were hidden from them.

“We want to create an inclusive and respectful environment in which authors will have the opportunity to succeed and feel safe to express themselves", - the company said.

Recall that the video made by the service itself has gained a record number of dislikes. It's about the video YouTube Rewind 2018, which has 19 million dislikes. Last year, the video service for the first time refused to publish its annual YouTube Rewind.