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4.2
102.7M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    70%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    3%
  5. 1
    12%
  • Pure awesomeness but... Jun 28, 2018

    By slendypants
    The app is unbelievably good and runs really well but here are the issues that NEED to be fixed: 1.the notification-the notification system use to work really well but nowadays it’s broken and it doesn’t notify the subscriber about the newest upload. 2.the lag-this problem is caused by disconnecting or lagging right when you click on the video, when this happens the video plays but with the quality taken down and the audio of the video not being set as the video(the video plays but the audio starts after a few seconds). 3.same problem but-this problem is basically the same but it happens during the video with no lag or disconnections. 4.comments-for some reason nowadays when you want to add a comment in the comment section there’s no problem but when you’ve added the comment and leave, after a few hours if you return to see your comment for a reason it’s not there. 5.basically the same with the likes-it’s just the same but when you like the video and leave and after a few hours you return the video isn’t liked by your account. That’s it, this is what I’ve been experiencing for the past couple of weeks. I apologize about the few grammar mistakes I’m not American or English so I’m sorry. I hope you read this and I hope that this helps you to fix these problems. ♥️♥️
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  • Good app but advertisement overload Sep 16, 2020

    By ScarletSkies4
    I understand the need for advertisements but it’s to the point now that it’s negatively impacting my experience. Now that there’s two, back to back ads in every break it’s irritating how much I have to interact with the app just to finish watching the video. The more I use the app the worse the experience gets. I usually like to use the app while doing other things like cooking or cleaning. I mostly listen and don’t always have my phone in hand. In an 11 minute video with 6 ads, the middle break had a 30 second unskippable ad followed by a 2 minute ad that was skippable. Unless I am physically on my phone to return to the video that would be 2:30 minutes of ads just for 1 of 3 ad breaks in an 11 minute video. It’s overload. I get that using the free version means you gets ads but it’s overshadowing the content. I don’t want to interact this much with something I’m watching. It’s not a game app. Guess I’ll just stick to watching it on the desktop with my ad blocker. Otherwise, yeah YT is ok. They’re just getting into Pandora territory which is disappointing. Didn’t mind the ads until recently.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By globalCinematic universe
    Initially it was the suitable app for passing your time when you are on a cellular data. But now you have to check your data consumption because easily streaming for half an hour could reduce you data consumption so drastically. Plus, even downloading a video consumes a lot of internet. Please try to resolve this so one can easily see a tutorial without having to worry that half your internet is gone in no time
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Jirro
    Why can I no longer tap on timeline to skip to that point any more? Now I have to drag the marker to point I wish to go to. It was much more convenient before. And videos keep getting stuck on an ad. By that, i mean it'll play it, and instead of going back to the video, it just plays the same ad. This will keep repeating until i close the video and reopen it. Not good.
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  • I have an idea for the inbox tab Jun 8, 2020

    By Stoocy05
    I love using the app so much, and other than the comment section being moved, it’s great. I have an idea, though. What if you change the way the “Inbox” tab works? Like when you click the “Inbox” tab, there are two separate tabs on the top. One should obviously be for new videos from your subscription feed and the other should be notifications from comments you’ve left. I tend to comment quite a lot and often find myself scrolling through many videos in my inbox just to find the comment I’m looking for. I also know that many don’t like commenting, so that tab will be kinda useless for them, but what if you make it an option for the users in settings? It would really improve user experience, especially those like me, who like commenting a lot. It would be nice to see this implemented in the app!
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By A Google user
    YouTube please fix it so that by touching the progress bar at a certain point the video will fast forward or rewind to that point. The newest version doesn't allow you to touch the progress bar to fast forward or to rewind the video. Annoying! Not only that the video frame gets stuck, doesn't display properly whenever i go back to it after browsing or using another app. The more updates the worse this app gets.
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  • I’m not getting some notifications and some youtubers aren’t getting any views Aug 29, 2020

    By Bonmar2468
    I’m subscribed to a lot of youtubers but barely ever get any notifications for the ones I don’t watch as much I barely ever get notifications for them. Even if I don’t watch them as much I’m still subscribed to them and like there content. The main reason I’m writing this is because I watched a video by the youtuber TheFrozenGargon he has 90k subs but most if not all his videos made under 2 years ago only have around 2k views. He does admit that a lot of his content was different then what most of his subs originally wanted to see but I would say 4/10 of the comments on the video were all saying they weren’t getting any notifications for his channel. He knows that a lot of this was his fault but it was also yours he would have such a drastic view and subscriber gap it would be more like the views got lower over time but they really didn’t they got insanely low out of nowhere. The really sad thing is that his channel probably won’t ever recover from this. Please just realize this notification problem effects more then just the subscribers it also effects the content creators more than anyone else.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Olivia Havill
    This app is just horrible now. The video will pause but the audio will still play and then the video will start again but it won't be at the same with the audio. This is really annoying me because this is the only app I use my phone for because I have nobody to talked to. And now what's the point. Please fix the app.
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  • So many problems Jul 19, 2020

    By Gjvthxffeesxbgf
    The loading times can be pretty awful. Whenever I switch to a different tab or turn off my phone and play the video I was currently watching, the video takes sooo long to load when I unpause it. This doesn’t occur when I’m using the app and I don’t get why it happens when the app is running in the background. I understand why ads are a thing and this hasn’t been a problem before but now it feels like overkill. Every time I watch a video an ad pops up. Sometimes they’re 15 non-skippable ads and at its worst there’s two. And look, taking away the comments for videos that have been COPPA’d is one thing and removing the mini player is another. It makes no sense. I don’t get how this would be harmful for kids. And the way you decided what videos are for kids is awful. Some of creators have moved on from their channels so when you automatically decide their videos are for kids it removes a whole decade of comment sections. And I hate how I have to worry about my niece stumbling upon two anime girls talking about sex because you automatically decided all animation is for kids.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Miru DG
    Does the latest update have a bug???? Everytime I try to tap on the timeline bar to skip the video to a certain timestamp... IT DOESNT SKIP!! It just goes back right where I am currently in the video. Instead, I have to drag it to that certain timestamp in order to skip. To make it short, TAP TO SKIP DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE. Please fix this!
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Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • Pure awesomeness but... Jun 28, 2018

    By slendypants
    The app is unbelievably good and runs really well but here are the issues that NEED to be fixed: 1.the notification-the notification system use to work really well but nowadays it’s broken and it doesn’t notify the subscriber about the newest upload. 2.the lag-this problem is caused by disconnecting or lagging right when you click on the video, when this happens the video plays but with the quality taken down and the audio of the video not being set as the video(the video plays but the audio starts after a few seconds). 3.same problem but-this problem is basically the same but it happens during the video with no lag or disconnections. 4.comments-for some reason nowadays when you want to add a comment in the comment section there’s no problem but when you’ve added the comment and leave, after a few hours if you return to see your comment for a reason it’s not there. 5.basically the same with the likes-it’s just the same but when you like the video and leave and after a few hours you return the video isn’t liked by your account. That’s it, this is what I’ve been experiencing for the past couple of weeks. I apologize about the few grammar mistakes I’m not American or English so I’m sorry. I hope you read this and I hope that this helps you to fix these problems. ♥️♥️
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  • I have an idea for the inbox tab Jun 8, 2020

    By Stoocy05
    I love using the app so much, and other than the comment section being moved, it’s great. I have an idea, though. What if you change the way the “Inbox” tab works? Like when you click the “Inbox” tab, there are two separate tabs on the top. One should obviously be for new videos from your subscription feed and the other should be notifications from comments you’ve left. I tend to comment quite a lot and often find myself scrolling through many videos in my inbox just to find the comment I’m looking for. I also know that many don’t like commenting, so that tab will be kinda useless for them, but what if you make it an option for the users in settings? It would really improve user experience, especially those like me, who like commenting a lot. It would be nice to see this implemented in the app!
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  • Some issues with the latest update Dec 8, 2017

    By Reality Macro
    I use this app probably more than any other app on my iPhone. For the most part it’s really great, but not without flaws. Most of the videos displayed in the Home screen no longer show the video length timestamp in the bottom right corner of the thumbnail which is really irritating. It looks like all other views in the app show the timestamp, so hopefully it’s a bug that’s fixed ASAP. A couple random videos in the Home list show the timestamp while the other 95% do not, which makes no sense. Sometimes the video rotation gets stuck in landscape and will not revert back to portrait view, only the opposite landscape view. This has been a problem for a few months now, and the only way to fix it is to force quit the app. This is quite irritating. Finally, a good addition but extremely overdue feature is the ability to sort the Watch Later playlist. FINALLY this utterly BASIC feature exists. I have no idea why the Watch Later playlist worked so differently than regular playlists for so long, but that’s fixed now. The best addition from a few months ago was the feature of double-tapping to rewind and fast forward. Every video player needs this. It’s incredibly user friendly. It’s way better than the rudimentary 15-second skip buttons that many players now have.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Holi C
    great for learning, searching and being creative! I don't ususally rate apps but youtube can pretty much be the key to imagination :D also, it's so easy to upload videos and create a channel, no matter how big or small, youtube is suportive. I don't really understand how some people can give it a bad rating bc it's such a good app and everyone I know is on it. Helpful for all ages, and they made that clear when they introduced yt kids :) Honestly, I think this is the best social media app! :D
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  • What I love about U Tube! Nov 14, 2019

    By The Apple Corps1
    Almost every site starts out very user friendly, useful and most of all...free! Unfortunately, as greed goes, so do new fees, so called upgrades and no so updates that turn out to be new fees. Not so with U Tube! As with anything now, the are great people for the most, that use this service, but there are crazies that have abused the service. The only complaint is an innocent little video that I put out about kittens that someone put some very nasty comments about it. We rescue animals to save them. This person was very creepy. I do recall that it was a person that had put together voices that were imitations of John Lennon and Paul McCartney talking about events that never happened. I’m not a Beatles expert, but I knew the conversations never happened. I commented that the conversations weren’t real. I’m sure that’s why the author made the comments on my innocent little video.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Nicole Kelley
    I love YouTube Premium. My only complaint is that my downloads don't transfer to new devices. Its frustrating having to download an entire new playlist on every device. But this is not going to stop me from paying for the service because the options for music and videos are endless and I have discovered so much great music that I don't think I would have without YouTube. Thank you you guys rock!!
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  • Amazing app but tiny annoying features. Oct 15, 2020

    By WheresMyDad99
    I love this app. I have met many amazing people through it, and it’s sort of a pass-time mostly for me. The only things keeping me from giving this the 5 stars it deserves, are it’s new updates. I haven’t checked computer updates but on mobile description and comments are completely separate from each other. Instead of just clicking a button to read the description, it pulls it up completely covering everything else, same with the comments. Instead of just scrolling down, it is right by the top, which I don’t think is much of a problem other than confusing, but the fact that it takes up the entire bottom half of your screen if you click on it is annoying. I really don’t like having to take the time to click in and out of these. I really don’t care a ton or think it’s the end of the world, it’s just really annoying.
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  • What the- Jul 20, 2020

    By DeviledEggsareGross
    Everything is just fine, except for a few details, this may just be for me, I don't know. I am unable to watch certain videos because restricted mode is on, I assure you I checked and turned it off on multiple occasions. The other thing is that when I search for a video to watch, instead of the video showing up, I see movies, ads, channels, and other completely unrelated things to my search. This makes no sense to me, I have never had a problem with this in the past, and it has started happening fairly recently. I have checked here in the app store, maybe to update it, but I can't. I am confused about why this is happening to me, and if possible if you could fix this. If anyone else has had trouble with this, and knows how to fix this, please let me know. By the way, this is my first time making a review, it seems a little formal (Not really).
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  • Overall good app but there are some problems Sep 3, 2018

    By mgoldman78
    I use this app very often! But of course, any good thing also has some down sides. I think that you guys should ban the people who truly deserve it. And there are TONS out there who really need to get taken down(Mainly Logan and Jake Paul) also, I think the three dots by each video should be put in a different spot. Because if I am trying to press it, it will click on the video and I will have to try to tap on it repeatedly until it finally works. For example, say you see a video from a youtuber you dislike, you try to press the three dots to get the video off of there. But when you try to press it, it clicks on the video instead. You go back and try to do it again. But it clicks on the video once again. You do this repeatedly until it finally works. This has happened to me too often. But overall, this is a really well made app.
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  • One major bug Oct 15, 2018

    By Storm flare
    I’ve had this app for quite a long time. Years, really. I haven’t had any major issues throughout, but recently I’ve had a bug where, for a specific few content creators, there’s a bug with ads that makes the actual video unwatchable. What happens is, I click on a video and it loads an ad. The ad then cuts and it changes to the video. This has happened, usually if there’s a loading error with ad. However, then the video cuts back to the ad, which doesn’t load, and cuts back to the video, and so on and so forth. I thought it was just a one-off, so I tried another video by the same person. Same issue. I restarted my phone and the app, no fix. I came back days later, same issue with the same person. I’ve only had it happen with two creators, but they are ones I would regularly watch so I’m a little annoyed.
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  • Good app but advertisement overload Sep 16, 2020

    By ScarletSkies4
    I understand the need for advertisements but it’s to the point now that it’s negatively impacting my experience. Now that there’s two, back to back ads in every break it’s irritating how much I have to interact with the app just to finish watching the video. The more I use the app the worse the experience gets. I usually like to use the app while doing other things like cooking or cleaning. I mostly listen and don’t always have my phone in hand. In an 11 minute video with 6 ads, the middle break had a 30 second unskippable ad followed by a 2 minute ad that was skippable. Unless I am physically on my phone to return to the video that would be 2:30 minutes of ads just for 1 of 3 ad breaks in an 11 minute video. It’s overload. I get that using the free version means you gets ads but it’s overshadowing the content. I don’t want to interact this much with something I’m watching. It’s not a game app. Guess I’ll just stick to watching it on the desktop with my ad blocker. Otherwise, yeah YT is ok. They’re just getting into Pandora territory which is disappointing. Didn’t mind the ads until recently.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By globalCinematic universe
    Initially it was the suitable app for passing your time when you are on a cellular data. But now you have to check your data consumption because easily streaming for half an hour could reduce you data consumption so drastically. Plus, even downloading a video consumes a lot of internet. Please try to resolve this so one can easily see a tutorial without having to worry that half your internet is gone in no time
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Jirro
    Why can I no longer tap on timeline to skip to that point any more? Now I have to drag the marker to point I wish to go to. It was much more convenient before. And videos keep getting stuck on an ad. By that, i mean it'll play it, and instead of going back to the video, it just plays the same ad. This will keep repeating until i close the video and reopen it. Not good.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By K. Goggin
    I use this app more than any other app. I hate the ads and how they have gotten worse. No one should be allowed to put an ad on a 30 sec video. Especially if the ad is longer than the video. TIP exit out of a video then start it again. It may talk 2 to 7 times but eventually the ad will get skipped. Works well on a pc too if you hit the refresh button. Another thing is the PIP won't work with music. Recently the layout changed for the worse. I can't stand the + tab were the subscription tab was.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Delvrax Delfungo
    My issue after the last update is this. I can no longer quick into a later part of a video and it automatically go there. I have to drag the red dot to progress video. To get that function working again I have to uninstall the app and reinstall it. Then I'm able to click a section of a video by tapping it. That functionality Works only for a few hours. Then I have to uninstall app and reinstall it again. I am using the LG V60.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By A Google user
    YouTube please fix it so that by touching the progress bar at a certain point the video will fast forward or rewind to that point. The newest version doesn't allow you to touch the progress bar to fast forward or to rewind the video. Annoying! Not only that the video frame gets stuck, doesn't display properly whenever i go back to it after browsing or using another app. The more updates the worse this app gets.
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  • So many problems Jul 19, 2020

    By Gjvthxffeesxbgf
    The loading times can be pretty awful. Whenever I switch to a different tab or turn off my phone and play the video I was currently watching, the video takes sooo long to load when I unpause it. This doesn’t occur when I’m using the app and I don’t get why it happens when the app is running in the background. I understand why ads are a thing and this hasn’t been a problem before but now it feels like overkill. Every time I watch a video an ad pops up. Sometimes they’re 15 non-skippable ads and at its worst there’s two. And look, taking away the comments for videos that have been COPPA’d is one thing and removing the mini player is another. It makes no sense. I don’t get how this would be harmful for kids. And the way you decided what videos are for kids is awful. Some of creators have moved on from their channels so when you automatically decide their videos are for kids it removes a whole decade of comment sections. And I hate how I have to worry about my niece stumbling upon two anime girls talking about sex because you automatically decided all animation is for kids.
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  • Sensors too many videos May 26, 2020

    By jasneskis
    1. This app is very good for the most part. Lately it has been censoring too many videos. I have to now go to other places on the web to see what I need to learn. 2. When casting there needs to be a way to change the play back speed of a video. It works on small computer, phone and tablet. It needs to work when casting also. 3. When casting I can have videos added to queue to play in order I choose. It would be nice to be able to set this feature for the computer, tablet and phone too. 4. It would be nice if I didn’t loose my active queue list every time I stopped casting. Than I have to set it up all over again . Usually I play videos I found and want to see 1 minute so they will be saved to history and easy to find again to set up again on my queue list. 5. The 10 second foreword or back is nice when casting videos. This feature should be available on tablet and computer. Stop start rewind is an extremely important feature for my use when learning. It would be nice if time were available in 30 second forward/back times also.
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  • Moving the comment section back May 13, 2020

    By Leewan Leewan
    It was a good app. Didn’t like the change for moving the on-going video to the small bar too much cos it really doesn’t let me view the video concurrently while I am scrolling through other stuffs because it’s so small. But it wasn’t a deal breaker. Now the comment section is. It’s not user friendly neither is it intuitive. There are changes that just take time to get used to but it’s for the better, but the change to the comment section is definitely not one of them. The movement to scroll makes a lot more sense than requiring me to tap to expand. It’s entirely too easy to exit out the comment section when I want to return to all comments after I clicked into the more replies. I was more than happy when you guys changed it back the first time only to find it’s been updated again recently. Please stop trying to move the comment section can you? Even if you had to do this, then at least let me swipe right to go back to the “all comment” after I clicked into one reply, instead of only taping the “back” arrow on the top left.
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  • I hate the constant refreshing and the false notifiactiona Sep 8, 2020

    By Antoine : )
    I really hate it it's always telling you like in your subscriptions that some of your subscribers like someone that you subscribe to is uploaded a video but they didn't actually upload a video and then you go out and refresh it and it still says the same thing and at the same time also that I am when I go to my notifications there's no the no notifications no alerts but when I go to my videos and look at the comments there's a comment that did not notify me in my notifications which I have the settings on by the way and also I hate that when you go into videos and always is always constant refreshing like when you go into your videos and then him go into the section of your video not home it just doesn't like let you press on the video it's always refreshing on its own like instead of it letting you press on the video is just constantly refreshing constantly and constantly and constantly and it's so annoying Also I was using the voice thing because I'm too lazy to write this all ha ha Ha
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  • I’m not getting some notifications and some youtubers aren’t getting any views Aug 29, 2020

    By Bonmar2468
    I’m subscribed to a lot of youtubers but barely ever get any notifications for the ones I don’t watch as much I barely ever get notifications for them. Even if I don’t watch them as much I’m still subscribed to them and like there content. The main reason I’m writing this is because I watched a video by the youtuber TheFrozenGargon he has 90k subs but most if not all his videos made under 2 years ago only have around 2k views. He does admit that a lot of his content was different then what most of his subs originally wanted to see but I would say 4/10 of the comments on the video were all saying they weren’t getting any notifications for his channel. He knows that a lot of this was his fault but it was also yours he would have such a drastic view and subscriber gap it would be more like the views got lower over time but they really didn’t they got insanely low out of nowhere. The really sad thing is that his channel probably won’t ever recover from this. Please just realize this notification problem effects more then just the subscribers it also effects the content creators more than anyone else.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Olivia Havill
    This app is just horrible now. The video will pause but the audio will still play and then the video will start again but it won't be at the same with the audio. This is really annoying me because this is the only app I use my phone for because I have nobody to talked to. And now what's the point. Please fix the app.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Miru DG
    Does the latest update have a bug???? Everytime I try to tap on the timeline bar to skip the video to a certain timestamp... IT DOESNT SKIP!! It just goes back right where I am currently in the video. Instead, I have to drag it to that certain timestamp in order to skip. To make it short, TAP TO SKIP DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE. Please fix this!
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Tianxiong Zhao
    I wish I didn't update the app. Now the progress bar doesn't work anymore. It no longer let's you jump forward or backward when you click a certain point and instead it will move u the the beginning or the end or one of the ad spot, depending on how long the video is. I can't believe a huge company would release something with such an obvious bug. Don't you guys go through internal testing before putting it out?
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Ganesh Ram Subramaniam
    We can no longer tap on the progress bar! (It was removed as apparently majority users tapped it by accident) Can't this instead be made into a feature that can be turned off/on? Now, the minority of users who were used to using it correctly, will have to suffer. Very progressive! Well done!
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