YouTube Cancels Annual Rewind Video for 2020
For the first time since 2010, the video platform is taking a break from its recap compilation because "it doesn't feel right" this year
Published Nov 12, 2020For the first time since 2010, YouTube is taking a break from its annual end-of-year recap compilation video, Rewind.
The platform announced its plans to nix the project earlier today, blaming the trash fire that was 2020 — marked by economic instability, the ongoing pandemic, civil unrest and numerous environmental disasters — as the reason this year is "different."
"Since 2010, we've ended the year with Rewind: a look back at the year's most impactful creators, videos and trends," the platform said in a statement. "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."
This news may actually come as a welcome change for some YouTubers, as both last year's Rewind and 2018's Rewind videos were among the platform's most disliked uploads.
"We know that so much of the good that did happen in 2020 was created by all of you," the company added. "You've found ways to lift people up, help them cope and make them laugh. You've made a hard year genuinely better."
Read YouTube's full statement below, where you'll also find last year's Rewind video.
About Rewind this year. pic.twitter.com/oVayH8iyqG— YouTube (@YouTube) November 12, 2020