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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.

There are two versions of the YouTube desktop experience, the current version and the old version. Follow the instructions for the experience you have.

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 your Google account.
  2. In the menu on the left under "Library," select Liked videos.

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. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. In the menu on the left under "Library," select Liked videos.
  3. Hover over the video you’d like to remove and click the X on the right.
In the current version of the YouTube desktop experience, you will need to click Edit before you see the to remove the video.

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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