YouTube is a global village that functions on the game of getting YouTube video views, subscribers who support the creator, like that show the content is worth watching, and shares to friend and family. An individual’s publicity relies on the number of views he/she got on his/her uploaded video.
In today’s fast era of technology, YouTube is one of the most viewed streaming platforms. Apart from it, YouTube serves as a public platform for emerging talent. It provides them a chance to display their novel content on this platform with a new zeal and zest. If you are an old user of YouTube, then you must have an idea about the blue dot which appears across some of the YouTube videos. Let’s discuss what does the blue dot on YouTube means?
A Blue Dot on YouTube:
The first question that piqued the mind of most of the users: what does the blue dot depict? Like the purpose of it. Let’s solve this query. Apart from the scenario of subscription, sometimes the blue dot shows the availability of new content from the channel to which you have recently subscribed to. And by the blue dot, you know that the channel has recently posted new stuff. The new stuff can be anything i.e. Livestream in community tab, video, or even a post. For further convenience, you can check the homepage of the channel by itself to get the latest updates.
A Red Dot on YouTube:
Besides the blue dot on YouTube, there also exists a red dot on YouTube. Mostly, this red dot depicts controversial stuff. And it depicts disabled or banned channels. The red dot informs the users about the unavailability of the channel without specifying the root cause behind its unavailability. In case, if you see a red dot across the name of your favorite channel then, keep in mind that in near future, you will no longer entertain yourself from its content.
Seeing Blue Dot, Especially When There Is No Content Available:
There are several reasons behind seeing a blue dot, even when there is no new content available.
Desktop Version and Mobile Version
Sometimes, when an individual uses the desktop version, he gets updates and notifications regarding posts, videos, and live streams. Whereas, in a mobile version, they only notify the person about the new post. Therefore, when you see a blue dot on the channel, keep checking the posts from the community or live streams.
This scenario is rare, but still, it exists. For instance, if you have watched the video of your favorite content creator for a few seconds, YouTube got crashed, then the blue dot will still appear on the screen. To get rid of it, you can play the video and skip it to the end. Or another solution is to delete the watch history, in this way the blue dot will disappear.
Data Not Synced or Refreshed
In case, if YouTube is showing a blue dot across the channel, then there are chances it is showing you the cache of the Channel. So, to get rid of it, refresh your YouTube Channel regardless of the desktop or mobile version.
Youtube is the global platform where people from every corner of the world introduce their talents and interests through unique content. People or content creators who get a good amount of likes on their videos have a huge fan following in the form of subscribers, get famous.