YouTube Rewind 2019 Ditches Old Format After Last Year’s Video Became Most-Disliked on the Platform

YouTube Rewind 2019 Ditches Old Format After Last Year's Video Became Most-Disliked on the Platform

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YouTube Rewind 2019 is out now with some of the most popular videos of the year

HIGHLIGHTS
  • YouTube Rewind 2019 is out now
  • This year, YouTube’s Rewind video features popular videos from 2019
  • The initial reaction for YouTube Rewind 2019 has been somewhat mixed

YouTube Rewind is an annual end-of-the-year video that aims to highlight some of the key trends posted on the platform. Rewind is released and promoted by YouTube itself. Last year’s YouTube Rewind quickly became one of the most disliked videos ever within weeks of its release. No wonder YouTube is taking a different route with this year’s Rewind. YouTube Rewind 2019 is out now, focussing on videos YouTube users liked during the year.

To start with, YouTube Rewind 2019 acknowledges the fact that everyone hated last year’s Rewind. The video received around 16 million dislikes on the platform. The video starts with, “In 2018, we made something you didn’t like. So in 2019, let’s see what you DID like.”

In its blog post announcing YouTube Rewind 2019, the company said, “we can’t ignore the elephant in the room: Last year’s YouTube Rewind, um, wasn’t your favorite (to put it lightly…). So this year, we tried something different and looked at what you did like — a lot. Our Rewind 2019 video compiles the top videos and creators that you liked and watched the most around the world, from the biggest games to must-watch beauty palettes and breakout stars.”