YouTube trended in the news not too long ago when it launched a new feature with hiding dislike count for some videos. It looks like what it was attempted to do actually worked, as it’s going to be carried out across the board.
Now, all videos on YouTube will be without dislike count. YouTube has a good number of reasons why it got rid of the dislike count.
Creator Liaison Matt Koval posted a video along with a blog post stating why the company decided to get rid of the dislike count on all YouTube videos. There are a few good reasons why YouTube is implementing this.
Reasons Why YouTube Decided To Hide Dislike Count
One reason is because of what Koval calls “coordinated dislike attacks.” Apparently , if there’s a Youtuber that a group of people don’t like, that group will converge on that creator’s videos and hit the dislike button.
This is an attempt to drive up the dislike count and drive down the video’s ratings as well. Koval says that disabling the dislike feature has apparently led to a reduction in attacks.
Koval says that high dislike counts could make creators feel disgraced. Another reason is so that creators won’t have to feel bad by having the dislike count public. This reason could go either way among creators as well .
If a creator makes content that’s meant to provoke people or stir up bad feelings, then their video should be disliked; thus, whether they’re embarrassed or not is irrelevant.
On the other hand, people are often harsh on creators who are not as great at a trade as others. A lot of kids post content that’s not professional quality, and this causes a lot of people to hit the dislike button, giving the video a bad reputation.
Creators can still see the dislike count on the back-end. The dislike count is hidden from people watching the YouTube videos, but the creators will still be able to see their dislikes in the Creator Studio.
YouTube doesn’t want to blind people to the negative feedback, so users can still see how their videos are doing on the back-end as well.
In Other News : YouTube Is Focusing On Podcasts
YouTube is known for video content, but companies basically upload their podcasts to the platform. Not too long ago, the company announced that it’s going to put a lot of effort into podcasts.
The details on that are still a bit fuzzy at the moment, but the company appointed Kai Chuk to lead this ambition.
If the company is planning on making its own podcasting platform, it might do as other companies have done . While we await this, we can now anticipate this feature.
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