YouTube has been a social media platform from the very beginning, and so it adds further options to make it easier for users to use the site. This time one of the features will be removed - the possibility of creating our own subtitles based on an existing video. This is a controversial decision, as people with disabilities will lose one of the sources enabling them to watch videos comfortably. YouTube's decision is explained as follows:
"This feature was rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse so we're removing them to focus on other creator tools. You can still use your own captions, automatic captions, and third-party tools and services."
The option will be removed on September 28, 2020. The reception of the whole situation by Internet users is very negative, and YouTube can expect fierce criticism. The deaf journalist Liam O'Dell announced Youtube's intentions via Twitter.