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Like or dislike a video

Liking a video is a quick way to let a video creator know that you enjoy their work. If you're signed in, liking a video will add it to your "Liked videos" playlist.

If you’re not the biggest fan of a video, disliking it is one way to show your opinion. Keep in mind that if you want to report inappropriate content, you should flag the video instead.

Like or dislike videos

To like a video, use the thumbs up icon  under the video player. To dislike a video, use thumbs down . To undo your choice, simply select the icon again.

Hearts on comments

If you leave a comment on the Community tab or the watch page, creators can use a heart  to show appreciation for your comment.

When a creator uses a heart  on your comment, you'll know in two ways:

  • On your comment, you'll see the creator's avatar with with a small heart .
  • You'll get a notification (depending on your opt-in settings on desktop and mobile)  that a channel owner "loves your comment." 

Access to Discussion tab

The Community tab replaces the Discussion tab. Comments from the Discussion tab can be accessed in the activity log and will be available for 30 days after your account gets access to the Community tab. 

To access the activity log:

  1. Open the YouTube app and sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to www.youtube.com/comments.

View your liked videos

When you like a video, it's automatically added to a playlist so you can easily revisit all your liked videos. Here's how to see videos you've liked:

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Library .
  3. Tap Liked videos.

If the instructions above don't lead you to the right place, you probably have not yet received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Account tab .
  2. Tap the Liked videos playlist, located under "Library."

A maximum of 5,000 videos can be displayed in the Liked Videos playlist.

Remove liked videos

You can remove "likes" from videos and manage your Liked videos playlist.

  1. Go to Library .
  2. Select Liked videos playlist.
  3. Tap More  next to the video you'd like to remove.
  4. Select Remove from liked videos.

If the instructions above don't lead you to the right place, you probably have not yet received the new version of this feature, which is slowly launching to all users. Please use the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Account tab .
  2. Tap the Liked videos playlist, located under "Library."
  3. Tap the video you want to remove.
  4. Tap thumbs up under the video player.

Manage privacy settings for liked videos

You can manage the visibility of your liked videos playlist.

  1. Go to youtube.com/account_privacy and make sure you're signed in.
  2. Check or uncheck the box for Keep all my liked videos private.
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