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Experiment: Testing out a new comment section on mobile
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We want to make it easier for people watching videos to find comments in the YouTube app without having to scroll through “Up Next” videos, so we’re testing out a new comment section that appears directly below the video. The new section will show up to 3 comments, with an option to view all comments while you continue to watch the video – just like you can today. 

We’re still in the experimental phase with a small percentage of people to gather feedback, and the design may change over time.  Please let us know what you think via our official Feedback tool.


Here are some FAQs in case you have more questions: 

VIEWER FAQ
Q: Which comments will show up in this new comments section?
A: We consider a variety of viewer and creator signals, for example, how recently the comment was posted, or if the comment is pinned by a creator. This design may change over time based on your feedback, so let us know what you think via our official Feedback tool

Q: How do I view all comments?
A: If you’re a part of this experiment, you can tap anywhere in the new comments section to view and scroll through all comments, while you continue to watch the video.


CREATOR FAQ
Q: Will my pinned comments show in the new section?
A: If you have a pinned comment, it will show up in this section if it meets additional criteria. We consider a variety of viewer and creator signals that may prevent your pinned comment from showing, some examples include, if the comment contains a link, if it is more than 140 characters, or appears to be self-promotional. When a viewer taps to view all comments, pinned comments will continue to always show as the first comment.

Q: Do my current comment moderation settings still apply to the new comment section?
A: Yes! All comment moderation settings still apply to the new section, including blocked words and hide users. Learn more about how to manage and moderate your comments

Q: Will everyone watching my video see the new comment section?
A: No, only people in the experiment who are also watching your video will see this new comment section.
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This is really time-saving, instead of just scrolling down till you see the comments. It would also be great if you add Oldest First on the filters.
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This sucks. Change it back.
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Please change it back.
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New comment section is horrible, most times I can't even open the section to comment and other times it kicks me out midsentence. I have found that if I am watching a video and I go to hit the comment section to open it it's a hit or miss thing with most times it not opening unless I get out of the video completely and go back in. That is provided that a commercial isn't playing because if it is I cannot access comments at all. It's very annoying to have to click in and out of a video just so I can access comments. When i use my back button i am taken out of comments while in a thread which is always been how i get out of a thread but stay in comments but not anymore. And if i am commenting midsentence and a commercial comes on i get kicked out of comment section. It's super annoying and pointless to keep it this way.
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Good idea, terrible realization, please change it back
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I don  like
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Old comment section is better
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Change it back or have an option to set it back to the old settings, it's an annoying feature that makes getting to the comments on mobile difficult especially for people with sight disabilities. I spent a good several minutes trying to find the button because of how small and inconspicuous it is and it is literally a hassle if I wanna just have the video up while reading comments. Add the option to revert back please.
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Please change it back ASAP or I will stop using the app
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Apparently this just updated for me and it's awful.  The old system is leagues better.
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Change of back or make it optional
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I DONT lik
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Please change it back. I hate the fact that when I click to see replies on a comment and back out it takes me all the way back to the top of the comment section and I have to start all over scrolling.
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Please change it back....
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I like to watch a video while also reading comments of that video. This feature makes me do one extra step to do so and it is kind of annoying. I get that this would make it easier to watch other videos but petsonally if I want to see other video recomended to me I would just do that in the home screen.

Please just change it back. Thanks.
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Change it back. Who's ever idea was this fire them.
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I love the new comment section but I believe January 2nd 2020 it was changed back to the old way. Id rather have the new way back anyway to change it to  the new way again?
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Please changed it back!! This new way is not good..
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Ugh yea this dus suck  change it back now or I’m reporting you guys  Because I want to Watch YouTube in peace without this leave my YouTube has nothing to do with this or my account
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Change it back now or else I’m quitting YouTube
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this is a terrible addition
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Good idea👍
But it is not sow my mobile app
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please change it back this is awful
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change it back
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Good in theory, awful in practice.
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Please change it back! I hate this update
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saishan love@.com
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Hell nah, change it back
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Please change it back. This is extremely annoying. Just admit the reason for this is to protect people who don't have sense enough to not read or ignore comments they don't like. Seems like the same reason you disabled the dislike button on comments. What's next? Getting rid of the like and dislike button from videos?
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People always complain about something new. In my opinion new comment section looks well. Btw will you intend to add a search to it?
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Change it back!!! This is terrible!!!
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It was changed back.
Thank you Google.

Don't do this again.
It was horrible. 
Don't touch/update stuff that works perfectly and people are used to.
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new comments section is garbage. either remove it or make right.
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The app isnt useable anymore!!!!
Please change this back(kick me out of the program at least)
Thank you
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Dear YouTube Staff,

Please change the comments section back to what they were before, and please stop trying to fix things that aren't broken.

Sincerely,
Everyone
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Bruh pls, change it back
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Please roll the update back, this new comment section sucks monkey balls
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Please change it back
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This new YouTube desktop mobile terrible. Lags constantly very unstable & comments is no longer there which is one of the reasons I loved YouTube. Google, if you own one of the most popular video sites, why ruin it for all its users? I shouldn't be forced to go on a computer just to comment on a video. The old YouTube mobile desktop interface was just fine aside from it constantly reminding me I was on desktop.
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Oh god I just got an update to my mobile app and it’s disgusting I hate this with a passion. I hate how it looks and functions, please give me back my scroll down past the up next. It didn’t annoying me or most people, at least not enough to where this garbage was the ideal next step.
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Change it back
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Why you keep trying to change it STOP
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Change it back; this is stupid. How about instead of changing the comments we actually acknowledge that your system sucks ass, and needs some fixing. Stop being a cynical company, know that you’re going to get shit, and start ACTUALLY listening to the consumer. Oh, and quit sucking off your advertisers, and fix your piss poor “YouTubeKids”, maybe then people can say fuck without getting demonetized.
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Liked it way better originally
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Why do you keep going back and forth?! This is ridiculous! We want the old comment section back!
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Can we please have an option to opt out of these experiments? I'd much rather have the old format
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Can we please get the old YouTube layout back!! It’s annoying having to click on that itty bitty comment section and then accidentally clicking out of it when you go through replies. Then you have the video recommendations at the bottom?! What the hell is going on with YouTube. This layout is so dumb and I’m annoyed 😑
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Using LG G4.
There is only like 10 pixels height to click to open the comment section, it is horrible and not user friendly please revert it
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Change it back.
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Please, Google, i'm begging you, change it back. or at least let me pick the layout i prefer. the new one is really awful.
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New comment section is trash
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Please give us the old comment section back
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Bro, change it the fuck back. I don't like this new layout thing. While you're at it, terminate that reminder to "keep comments polite and respectful"
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Change it back!!!! WHY ARE YOU DESTROYING YOUTUBE?
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"Time saver?" "Easier to find?" This is just insulting. Obviously someone likes it but the ones who don't like need the possibility to change it back, to *normal*. All I needed before was just scrolling down and read, now I need to click on the comment section and then scroll down. Also, the interface looses continuity, it divides everything in three categories while before if felt more cohesive. CHANGE IT BACK, don't force us your experiments
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Change it back please it’s very annoying
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Please change it back
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Change it back to how it was. It’s more enjoyable just to scroll down and see the comments instead of having to click on something. PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK! Or give an option to people that prefer the old comment section set up.
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I can totally see why this was made. Some people probably would prefer this, but I, personally, liked the old version. Maybe there can be a setting on how exactly you view comments? So that everyone can have their way. It's a good idea, but it's not for me. Thank you!
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Change it back!!!!
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I don't like the new comment section I keep scrolling past it, and it's more hassle to read others thoughts because I have to press on it. Please change it back.
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Good idea, terrible execution, it's really awkward to use.
It would be better if there were a tab like section for going between up next and comments at the top.
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Change it back
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At least give us an option I didn't even updated youtube and comments section moved why?? You can add in settings where we want comments I don't use youtube for comment all time
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Absolutely horrible. Give us an option to change it back ASAP. Unbearable.
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I do like how I can read comments after I download the video, but I do not like the comments section changes.

Before, I can just simply scroll down past the very few suggested videos and then the rest of the page is just comments. Now, I have to specifically open up the comments section. 

The problem is when you open up the replies to a comment, it opens a new window instead of just expanding it. When you want to return to the comments, if you hit the x button it collapses the ENTIRE comments section and you have to reopen the comments and scroll back down to where you were. 

Now, you have to click a new “back” arrow on the opposite side to collapse the thread. Very annoying.
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I hate this change. I don’t like how large the recommended videos are and I get the same few videos recommended. The video tiles are too big so I don’t get the variety of options as before because only 5 videos can fit in that space. That’s annoying and I like to just be able to scroll down and immediately see comments. This isn’t it and I think this would better for kids  youtube channels.
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This sucks change it back
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It sucks. Change it back.
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Ok, it's happened and I'm fine with it. I also love that YouTube now keeps playing in the background, like, say when you go to WhatsApp. Window shrinks and keeps on rolling. Brilliant!!
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It's terrible
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This is horrible!  If I like a comment the entire page freezes and to get it back (tapping n the screen does nothing) I have to refresh the page which starts the whole video al over again.  CHANGE IT BACK!
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Dear Youtube(Team, developers)
I understand that company spent time and money to make this change and you are not going to remove it. But i am asking that me (as a user of this app) had an option for comment s. positions. 
Yes it is near video and you have more space for recommended video. But you made comment s. so small that it is harder to notice it or tap it(and it has arrows which do nothing). I used this app from age off 14+ and i really got used to layout. And i always ended up by scrolling fully down the video to see "go up to c. s" because my brain tells me that c. s. is in the bottom. After mounth of this update i can only describe one feeling "being annoyed" 
Thanks for your attention
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Terribly annoying. Change it back it’s affecting one of the most important parts of the YouTube experience. IThe comment section isn’t as accessible, and it severely affects my enjoyment of the app.
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Really don't like this
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Its a good idea. But please remove the option to directly write a comment, just show one or two comments and when you tap on the section your taking directly to comments. The option of directly writing a comment makes it hard to hit the button around which does opens comments directly
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Please have an option for both now. I loved this change and it made it so much easier to get to the comments. The option would be nice, thanks.
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Please stop this. 
I fricking hate this. 
How do I change this?
This should be optional.
Why are you doing this?
I think I'm going insane.
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I actually think imma stop using or deleting YouTube now. Please stop this or change this for me. 😭😭😭😭
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I don’t like it, please change it back to the old style
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eeu ququero te mmeu cancanal
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How do I change it back? They should have an option for this.
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Please change it back or at least make an option to change it.
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This change has not made it "easier for people watching videos to find comments in the YouTube app without having to scroll through “Up Next” videos", it has made it more difficult to find the comments. It also makes it more difficult and less intuitive to interact with the comments. It wasn't that difficult to scroll past the recommended videos to the comments under the old system. This new way reduces the user experience. But it does allow YouTube to make endless recommendations.
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N.R.8821 is right, there was nothing wrong with the old way, if you couldn't be bothered to swipe your finger once or twice to find comments you were curious to read then you just weren't curious after all. If you want comments to be the highlight after the video, then make them the highlight and give them the proper space and put the videos last.

Standard Google in the 2010's (started earlier but that's a good place to start) and beyond apparently...create problems where there aren't any, over-complicate any simple solutions, try to make desktop sites look like garbage mobile versions (are you and MS sleeping together? Win8 through 10 are a great lesson in how not to update your UI), remove useful features like time stamps in call logs and comment sections, add oversized advertisements where there once weren't any especially if it eats up mobile screen space (GMaps once had a nice, simple, effective interface...now it's just a busy mess, retrace the evolution of that software, you'll see it), and the list just goes on and on.
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It is a nice feature, just wish it was bigger, would always display pinned comments unless they are longer, and that this is just another option, and the comments are also below the up next, or there is a setting to easily change between the two
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I agree I don't like the change to comment section under videos
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Please Change It Back..
Youtube has been around for almost over 15 years and now all of the sudden you decide to move things around? I believe change is good..but not this. It is awkward and unnecessary. Though some think its a faster/lazier way of finding comments, you have to take an extra step in entering and leaving the comments and I see more problems with than just scrolling down. If you think about it, people already have to scroll down to look at “Suggested Videos”. There is no point.
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WHY THE HELL THEY KEEP CHANGING THE  COMMENT SECTION FOR US? MY COMMENT SECTION CHANGES EVERY FEW DAYS.
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Change it back or make it optional
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WHERE  AAREEEE THE COMMENTSS  I THINK IT IS  DISAABLED
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They have been moved back to the bottom.
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I like the new comment section, it's time saver. For those who don't want it, I can suggest to Google to insert an option inside settings to select the new comment section, or to revert to old one.
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Please change it back. We hated it
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Please change it back I beg you. I keep scrolling all the way down for comments . It is making the app unusable for me please make a option to change it please
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@jordan:

How bout a way to TURN ON and TURN OFF comments for the Channel owner, instead of Youtube "deciding" when to turn off comments, and then saying that they did that to "protect" minors on Youtube?  If someone finds a problem, then turn it off because of the bad people, but give the power back to the channel owners please?

Brian
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Hi
But I want to try.
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I like the idea, but it seems others don’t. So if this does end up being a feature Please just make an option in the setting so you can turn this on and off. And yes I was one of the small percentage that got it. It took about a day to get used to, but other then that it’s an amazing feature and you should keep it in the app. Thanks!
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Please change back please...please...please
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Pls change it back
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Please we want you to change it back...we want to watch all videos
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THIS DOESN'T WORK! IM NOT GETTING THE RELATED VIDEOS, I just get the full comment section.....
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before it took 2 seconds to scroll down to the comments and you could easily find a video you would like,but now you need to get out of the video youre watching if you want to watch another.

please remove the new one and bring the old one 
back
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Please change it back, because if we want see the next episode, we must back to main menu, the old just only click the next episode or the related video.
I vote change back, the new one is not efficiency for our see the next episode or related video.
The new one is bad
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Under the video I am watching, there is no section with other videos!!! So my screen looks like only video I'm watching and comments for that video!!! FIX IT!!!!!!!!
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Same for me.
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Plz change it back
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My up next videos completely vanished, please change it back 
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I can see the comments but the recommended videos completely disappeared. Change it back!
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Change it back the up next video completely disappear
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Change it back I can't watch any videos on YouTube. Seriously whenever I open YouTube it is just a blank screen that I can scroll down and up, click on videos that dont play and watch Error 404. Please change it back.
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This is trash change it back
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