YouTube Testing New Designs For Like And Dislike Buttons

YouTube is testing a few new designs that don't show the public dislike count.

YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing platforms where users can watch, like, comment, share and upload videos. YouTube can be easily accessible from smartphones, laptops, PCs, tablets, and even smart TVs. 

Now, YouTube announces in a blog post and Twitter that it will be testing with a small group of users, a few potential designs for the like and dislike buttons that appear below YouTube videos.

"Viewer feedback has always been, and will continue to be, an important part of YouTube. But we've heard from creators that the public dislike counts can impact their well-being, and may motivate a targeted campaign of dislikes on a creator’s video. " Said in a blog post

So, we're testing designs that don’t include the visible like or dislike count in an effort to balance improving the creator experience, while still making sure viewer feedback is accounted for and shared with the creator. 

Creators, you'll still be able to see the exact number of likes and dislikes in YouTube Studio. For viewers, if you're in the experiment, you can still like or dislike a video to share feedback with creators and help tune the recommendations you see on YouTube.

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