YouTube Issues Statement on Removal of Dislike Count on Videos

In a statement on Wednesday, YouTube announced that they will stop publicly displaying the number of “dislikes” in order to protect content creators from targeted attacks and harassment. Critics have long cited the public nature of the number of likes or dislikes as harmful to mental health. With this move, YouTube joins the likes of Facebook and Instagram, which allow users to opt out of this feature. People using YouTube may still click the “dislike” button available under videos on the platform, but will no longer be able to view the total tally of dislikes.

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YouTube Has More Downloads Than The World’s Total Population

In May 2021, Google’s YouTube App crossed a whopping 10 billion downloads with the second-highest downloads from India. That is more than the current population of the world, 7.9 billion. Android phones contain a Google suite of Apps one of which is YouTube, which could also be a reason for the high number of downloads.

This has moved apps like Facebook to the second position with 7 billion downloads. With a 1 billion difference, WhatsApp is at 6 billion downloads. Other common apps like Messenger are placed number 4 with 5 billion downloads and last in the top 5 is Instagram with more than 3 billion downloads. While Snapchat and TikTok continue to grow in the number of downloads per day with over 1 billion and 2 billion downloads respectively.

Google’s John Justice Reveals Stadia Plans, Data Caps, Android TV, And Not Overpromising

A lot of modifications were seen in Stadia’s first year, though Google continues to face difficulties to overcome in the gaming market. With the year coming closer, John Justice, Google’s Head of Product for Stadia, mentioned in an interview the state of the platform and plans to reveal compelling points and talked about how Stadia won’t overpromise with its announcements. Read More

How To Watch Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 Event On YouTube

After the official announcement of the iPhone 12 event, Apple has published the placeholder for the “Hi, Speed” live stream. Here’s a guide on how to has published the placeholder for the “Hi, Speed” live stream.

Similar to the September “Time Flies” Apple Watch and iPad event, Apple will live stream the whole event on YouTube where it will also be available for replaying later. Other than that, it will also broadcast the event through its Apple TV app and Events webpage. Read More

YouTube To Introduce Pop-Up Reminders To Curb Toxic Comments

Youtubers face a lot of toxic and negative comments on a daily basis no matter what they do or say on their channel. Almost everyone on the platform seems to have faced these comments. Naturally, it can be harmful to their mental well being, so YouTube is trying to reduce the number of hate comments through a new feature they’re experimenting with. Read More

YouTube Music’s Explore Tab Will Now Show Users The Global Top Charts

In its attempt to introduce new and better features, and compete with other streaming platforms, YouTube Music has released another update. Its Explore Tab will now show global top charts to users.

The App released a second section in the bottom bar in June this year to replace the video-focused ‘Hotlist’. In late 2018, they added playlists for Top 100 songs and music videos. These playlists are based on the number of views a video is getting on YouTube and, according to Google, is the “most accurate representation of what’s happening in music culture.” Read More

YouTube Adds Big ‘Create’ Button For Android To Prompt Users

YouTube is a primary source of all kinds of entertainment for all users, with only a fraction of users creating content through the mobile app. Google wants to encourage users to create more content, and for that they have made changes to the layout of the home page of the mobile app, emphasizing the “create” button. Read More