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YouTube Currently Working on Hiding Dislike Counts On Videos To Reduce Video Harassments

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YouTube’s Like and Dislike counters had been prioritized at the bottom of every videos in view on the platform for a very long time as its gives viewers a rating insight of the video they are currently viewing, but it has also posed as a means of harassment and so-referred to as dislike assaults on YouTube.

Recent reports says that the video streaming platform is currently looking to hide the dislike counts on videos for viewers and only display it to its creators at the backed side, doing this will thus only leave the “like” count display to video viewers.

In YouTube weblog post, the Video streaming company stated that its currently undergoing a test that hides dislike numbers on positive films. According to the company who revealed that been hiding dislikes number of a video will reduce the frequency of dislike attacks and will save so many videos from being particularly attack with focused dislike especially on new creators and smaller channels video where disliking video is mostly observed at a high maximum rate than likes.

However the dislike button will not be leaving completely after the integration as unique dislike counts will only be visible to the creator of the video in the YouTube’s creator dashboard under the engagement tab. According to report, this feature has began rolling since the start of yesterday.

According to YouTube creator Matt Koval who stated that while likes and dislikes were primarily launched and seen as a simple way for YouTube video viewers to indicate the interest in content of a particular video to them, many other users have no doubt also transformed the dislike counter into a sort of game, whereby intending to increase the number of dislikes of a well formatted video which even most times is done as a form of spamming attack merely because a user might not like the particular creator and their content.

Meanwhile, YouTube conducted analysis determined that the quantity of dislikes on videos on an average scale didn’t have a sizeable effect on ordinary viewing and as such the purpose of the function was really serving its course.

The update is channeled to help reduce the amount of critics on YouTube and to safe guard all its viewers and creators. Though we would like to get your opinion on this topic, do leave a comment down in the comment box below

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Dino is a Tech Consultant. Entrepreneur, Website/Blog Developer, Graphic Designer, Blogger and Digital Marketer, he has long been freelancing for more than 6 years before starting up Smartcoretech, during this time was writing for websites like Opera News Hub, Paulworkspace, thescoove.africa etc. He is currently reporting on tech related contents on company's such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Facebook, Twitter etc. He also writes on Phone Reviews and Movies. When he is not writing he is working as an IT Manager for a company in his Local. Feel free to contact him via any of the available channels present

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