Final month, in an try to create an “inclusive and respectful” setting, Google hid YouTube dislike counts for viewers. That was a fairly controversial transfer, and now Google’s turning its consideration to the “like” button subsequent. Fear not, although, since you’re neither dropping the power to present movies a thumbs-up, nor see what number of different viewers agree. As a substitute, tapping the “like” button has picked up a cheerful little animation to make liking a video that rather more thrilling.
This jazzy new animation is at the moment solely out there on the YouTube app for Android and iOS, and was first noticed a few month in the past by Redditor /u/LanDest021 (by way of 9to5Google). It is a fairly enjoyable, if inconsequential new look — the button is topic to a flurry of colour adjustments whereas expelling a cloud of colourful streamers and confetti earlier than settling again all the way down to a sober and static black. Sadly, the button stays as plain and boring as ever on desktop.
Whereas this animation is not as disruptive because the elimination of dislike counts, it is definitely eye-catching. It is doubtless it is a refined push to encourage individuals to award extra thumbs-ups, however whereas the animation is enticing, it is uncertain how a lot it is going to change behaviors. The animation for tapping the “dislike” button hasn’t been equally up to date, and at the moment creates a pop-up window that hyperlinks to a help web page detailing all latest adjustments to the platform. Sadly, In the event you’re not a fan of both characteristic, neither may be disabled.
In the event you aren’t seeing the animation you’ll be able to attempt downloading updating your app or grabbing the final model of YouTube from APKMirror.
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