YouTube Music hides dislike button on the Now Playing screen

It also supports licensed music for up to 60 seconds in YouTube Shorts.

YouTube Music hides dislike button on the Now Playing screen
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YouTube tucked away the dislikes count on YouTube videos to stop the hate, passing this feature to YouTube Music.

The video-sharing and social media platform is now introducing a redesigned Now Playing screen that hides the dislike button.

As spotted by 9to5Google, the change will start with version 5.32 on Android. The redesign is not available on iOS devices right now.

YouTube Music hides dislike button on the Now Playing screen
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Without the dislike button, the track title is positioned slightly to the left and only features the like button on its right side.

This new redesign has two notable feature alterations: the Now Playing screen lets you know where your music is playing from, and a small string of text at the top of the screen lets users know if their music is playing from a playlist, radio station, queue, likes, or an artist’s page.

Other changes include rounding the edges of album covers and a white background for the play button.

YouTube Music’s redesign comes two weeks after the platform started testing a change to make playlists stand out more on the home screen. This update would add your playlist as a card to YouTube Music’s home screen with its art, owner, and how many songs it includes.

The redesign has not appeared on many devices, so probably it’s a server-side change.

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