YouTube is experimenting with new designs for Like and Dislike buttons that do not show the public the dislike count on the creator video for viewers, in response to creator feedback.
In the coming weeks, selected users who are part of the experiment can see the new design on the platform that does not display the dislike count to the public.
The campaign is intended to help with the well-being of creators and avoid targeted dislike campaigns. It also solicits user feedback on the experiment.
“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 count can affect their well-being and may motivate a specific dislike campaign on a creator’s video. Therefore, we are testing layouts that do not include visible likes or dislikes in an effort to balance improving the creator experience, while also ensuring that viewer feedback is taken into account. and are shared with the creator, “he said separately in a post.
Creators will still be able to see their likes and dislikes count within YouTube Studio. As for the viewers, they may still not like the video. The experiment only hides the dislike count of a video from the public.
“Creators, you 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 comments with creators and help adjust the recommendations they see on YouTube, ”YouTube said.
Users who are part of the experiment can also provide feedback related to the new design.