YouTube has released a new update that will be very useful to the creators of the entire website.
Starting from Wednesday, the company has announced that it will stop showing “dislike” counts in videos. This means that the dislike count will not be visible to visitors. The company says this step would protect creators from targeted harassment.
The dislike button remains but the dislike counts will be only visible to the creators.
People often abuse YouTube to carry out their personal revenge against an actor or an influencer.
YouTube blog read, “Earlier this year, we experimented with the dislike button to see whether or not changes could help better protect our creators from harassment, and reduce dislike attacks — where people work to drive up the number of dislikes on a creator’s videos. As part of this experiment, viewers could still see and use the dislike button. But because the count was not visible to them, we found that they were less likely to target a video’s dislike button to drive up the count. In short, our experiment data showed a reduction in dislike attacking behavior.”
The “thumbs up” button and the count will remain visible to the visitors.