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Most of YouTubers constantly say about their protective immunity to haters and indifference to dislikes and negative comments below their videos. However, the analytics suggests otherwise. There are lots of search queries on Google as “How to find out who dislikes your YouTube video?”
It is a good example to explain human nature. No matter how zealously we deny but we really care about other people’s opinion regarding us, especially when it is negative. Let’s delve on YouTube a little bit and understand whether it is possible to know your enemy by sight even if it does not matter, actually.

Can You See Who Disliked Your Video on YouTube

Nobody knows whether YouTube did this to protect the mental health of its users or for other reasons. However, it does not allow the author of the content to see exactly, I mean to know the nickname of the person who disliked the video. At the same time, it is also impossible to see who liked your video as these two buttons are anonymous. The total count of “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” is available. If you have thousands of followers, you are likely not to bother yourself with an investigation of haters. However, it matters to some bloggers. YouTube pursues the policy of freedom to express your voice, and hidden names are the right method to stay objective and honest.

How to See who Disliked Your Video

For those who have just become gloomy, there is a consolation prize. In the Analytics section of YouTube, you can see some metrics such as demographics, location, and data for interactions that includes comments, shares, likes, and dislikes as well. You are still not able to find out specific names but this information is better than nothing. It provides you with an understanding of your viewers’ traits who do not like your videos.

To get into the Analytics section you should:

  1. Log in to YouTube.
  2. Click on your avatar or icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose YouTube Studio from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Analytics in the left panel.
  5. Here you will be able to see several tabs that refer to different types of statistics such as Overview, Reach, Engagement, Audience.

  6. Find a line with the name Like / dislike where you can see all the information regarding one special video below the chart. You have access to geography, date when dislike was put, whether this person is subscribed to your channel or not, and what device type he uses.

What is more, there is the flip side of the coin. If you are a viewer and want to find out an answer to the question whether someone can see if you dislike a youtube video or not, there are some news for you. YouTubers cannot call you by your name or surname but they know what country you are in, and what device you used to put that nasty “thumb down”.


Even if, YouTube does not provide you with special names, you get much power using statistics. You are awarded with an opportunity to understand the preferences of your viewers, and better customize ads, promote the channel. There is no sense to worry about the names of your viewers. You’d better work more on the name of your channel or videos. It is definitely more useful.

About the author
Marina Hikm
Marina Hikm
Content Contributor for OneTwoStream
Marina is a leading social media expert who managed online presence for several local and international brands.
Being a typical representative of Generation Y, Marina is an inquisitive explorer of the world and a supporter of constant self-education and self-development.

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