Every year for the past decade, YouTube puts together its biggest moments and trends into a popular year-end “Rewind” video. However, because 2020 is what it is, the video sharing platform will not be looking back on the past year.
In an announcement shared to Twitter on Thursday (Nov. 12), YouTube wrote that “Rewind was always meant to be a celebration of you.”
“But 2020 has been different,” the statement continues. “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,” the message concludes. “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.”
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— YouTube (@YouTube) November 12, 2020
In 2019, the Rewind video honored the platform’s record-breaking creators and videos in beauty, music, dancing and more. In 2018, YouTube turned their year-end roundup into a full-blown short film, with cameos from Will Smith and popular creators like Liza Koshy, the Try Guys, Marshmello and more.