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YouTube mobile app gets animated effect for like button

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YouTube mobile app gets animated effect for like button
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The online video sharing platform YouTube added a new animated effect for the like button when someone clicks on the like button it will give you a surprise type an animated firework-like effect that will later change color into red and enlarge while making a jumping movement.

Here are some fan’s expressions/comments, or check out the full comments on the /r/YouTube subreddit.

“I just got this myself and I hate it so much, I never felt this disgusted from hitting the like button,” comments one Reddit user. “But I noticed there’s no animation when hitting it in fullscreen mode so I guess that’s what I’m gonna do from now on.”

“I dislike it simply because the animation is too long,” expresses another Reddit user. “For example, when you like a tweet on Twitter the heart button does a quick pop animation. It should be more like that.”

It doesn’t mean it applies to the Dislike button, which disappointed many of us when it lost its counter functionality. It still takes your uncountable disapproval of the videos without any consequences. Using it now, however, will result in a “Learn more” notification with a link to the creator updates page, which contains information about YouTube changes and updates.

However, it’s worth noting that the new colorful Like button effect is only available on Android and iOS devices. Users who enjoy watching videos on YouTube’s desktop version will still be able to use the standard Like and Dislike buttons. There have been no more declarations or updates on whether this would also be extended to YouTube’s desktop version. It’s also unclear whether the effect will remain on YouTube forever or whether there is a way to turn it off.

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