YouTube To Stop Making Year-End ‘Rewind’ Videos (Exclusive)

After shelving the 2020 iteration of YouTube Rewind due to myriad tragedies that emerged last year, YouTube has exclusively confirmed to Tubefilter that it is doing away with the annual compendium for good.

The decision was made on what would be the 10th anniversary of Rewind. YouTube says it is not abandoning the project because of the hate it has received on more recent efforts, but because its platform has become so massive that it is impossible to encapsulate its vastness and diversity within a five-minute compilation.

Accordingly, YouTube says it will be passing the baton to creators, who have increasingly been producing their own unofficial iterations of YouTube Rewind in recent years.