YouTube simply introduced that, “in response to creator suggestions round well-being and focused dislike campaigns”, the positioning is testing some new designs that “don’t present the general public dislike rely”.
Whereas this isn’t a particular site-wide change being made for everybody, it exhibits YouTube is not less than contemplating the transfer, and is presently testing “a number of new designs”—certainly one of which is pictured right here—for a small variety of customers as a part of an “experiment”.
YouTube’s dislike button, and the very public means its rely may very well be used in opposition to a video, is a bizarre factor! Generally it may be a means for followers to let their displeasure at one thing be identified, like a Name of Obligation trailer that, at one level, was the second-most disliked video in YouTube historical past. Different instances, although, it may be a means for assholes to harass creators.
When the positioning says it’s utilizing “creator suggestions round well-being and focused dislike campaigns” as the idea for this potential change, I’ll depart it to you to determine whether or not they’ve been spurred into motion by ‘small-time YouTubers being attacked by hateful mobs’ or ‘huge companies sad with damaging PR’.
Whereas the detest button itself would stay, solely the uploader of the video would be capable to see the variety of instances it had been chosen by checking the metrics on their YouTube Studio web page.