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YouTube Help Is there no longer be HD again for 720p?

zhugelianges

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Hi everyone,
I got an issue.
Usually after I using Youtube requirements upload, as 720p, there would be a 720p*HD sign. Like this,
2.JPG

But then no matter I watch 720p video, or I upload 720p video, the button become this (no HD again for 720p)
HD.JPG

Anyone know what happen?
Thanks a lot!!
 

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I noticed this as well. Thought it was interesting, I guess we're moving on to 4K (I mean, we were already there, but ya know) xD
 
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zhugelianges

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Is this due to the recent notice by Youtube and other streaming services to limit the streaming quality in order to save the Internet bandwidth? Even my Wifi has slow down from past few days.
I heard that the limitation of streaming is due to COVID-19, and it acts the same way for Netflix, or other streaming platform
Not sure if it's true or not
 

Stanley | Team TB

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If I am not mistaken YouTube did an update that removed the 'HD' icon on videos... I believe the reasoning was that most content was HD and so they no longer felt the need to promote it as such. (I believe this was covered on a recent episode of Creator Insider).
 

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If I am not mistaken YouTube did an update that removed the 'HD' icon on videos... I believe the reasoning was that most content was HD and so they no longer felt the need to promote it as such. (I believe this was covered on a recent episode of Creator Insider).

This is correct! YouTube takes a bias in what the content quality is to try to promote both technically and actually the highest quality content, and since 4K is so accessible 720p isn't necessarily a selling point anymore.
 
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