YouTube begins to hide all the ‘dislikes’ of its videos, why?

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Brian Adam
Professional Blogger, V logger, traveler and explorer of new horizons.
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They are as old as social networks, when they gave their managers to experiment with saying that we like something or not. A hand with a thumb up or down that defines whether a content, comment, post or video has seemed good or bad to us. Facebook, for example, banished them from its platform long ago but YouTube hasn’t done it yet. Although he has shown the plans in which he works. And it is that from the video platform they have just announced that they want to put an end to one of the most harmful indicators that have ever been seen on the video web, since it is an absolutely irrelevant and manipulable data that has served on many occasions as a weapon to erode the work of youtubers whose sin was thinking differently from the majority. So much better if it is removed forever from there. Why does YouTube end them? It was the platform itself that a few hours ago published on its official Twitter account the reasons that have led it to want to try other alternatives to the current dislikes, which will soon be applied to all the videos on its platform. They advise that “creators will still be able to see the exact number of ‘Likes’ and ‘Dislikes’ in YouTube Studio. For viewers, if they are in the experiment, they can still like or dislike a video to share feedback with creators and help fine-tune the recommendations you see on YouTube. ” In reality, this disappearance of dislikes is not occurring in a generalized way, but rather as a test to see how they leave that module in the future. As reported from YouTube, “in response to comments from creators about wellness and dislike campaigns […] we are testing some new designs that do not show the public dislike count. If you are part of this little experiment, you may see one of these designs in the next few weeks. “The message shows one of the examples of how we can give a dislike without recording the total number that has been harvested. Other ways of showing the same information will surely appear, in A / B tests where the one that guarantees greater interaction with users will be chosen. We will see when it reaches the final version of YouTube, both on the web and in our apps.

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