- YouTube announced that it will not post its Rewind video because 2020 has been “different”.
- YouTube shares a Rewind video, which is a compilation of all the major moments of a year
- Notably, this would be the first time since 2010 that YouTube would not post its Rewind video.
YouTube on Thursday announced that it will not post its Rewind video because 2020 has been "different". Every year YouTube shares a Rewind video, which is a compilation of all the major moments of a year and other viral trends. However, this year the Google-owned music company does not plan to release a video because 2020 has not been a happy year.
YouTube shared a statement on Twitter saying that it would not host its rewind video. "Since 2010, we've ended the year with Rewind: a look back at the year's most impactful creators, videos, and trends. Whether you love it-or only remember 2018-Rewind was always meant to be a celebration of you. But 2020 has been different. And it doesn't feel right to carry on as if it weren't. So, we're taking a break from Rewind this year. We know that so much of the good that did happen in 2020 was created by all of you. You've found ways to lift people up, help them cope, and make them laugh. You made a hard year genuinely better. Thank you for making a difference," YouTube has said in a statement.
Notably, this would be the first time since 2010 that YouTube would not post its Rewind video. Interestingly, in 2018 the rewind video became the most disliked video of the year. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki also agreed that the video that was created in 2018 was cringe-inducing. "We hear you that it didn't accurately show the year's key moments, nor did it reflect the YouTube you know. We'll do better to tell our story in 2019," Wojnicki had said in a blog post.
Meanwhile, YouTube on Thursday faced a massive outage in major countries.The Google-owned video app went down for an hour but the app seems to be working fine now. Soon after users complained of not being able to access YouTube, the company acknowledged the glitch on Twitter and issued a statement
According to downdetector, YouTube went down in India between 5 am to 8 am. Around 94 percent of users had trouble watching videos on the app, while only 3 percent faced difficulties in uploading a video. Around 2 percent of users could not access the website. More than 280,000 users reported errors on YouTube in less than an hour.
YouTube was quick to acknowledge the issue and restore its services soon after.