Let's say I watched a YouTube video which I found interesting.
I would like to upvote it, but I don't want everyone to know that I watched it.

Is there any way for anyone outside YouTube to know that I had an of interaction with this video?
For instance, could the news below pop up into someone's Google+/something feed?

Your friend Robert has liked the video "How to live with an incurable disease"


Likes on videos can be made public here: https://www.youtube.com/account_privacy. Regardless of these settings, the channel owner always can see the country of origin for likes and dislikes.

Dislikes on videos, as well as likes and dislikes on comments are always anonymous. There are no analytics whatsoever for comments.

Google+ has no relation to YouTube anymore.

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  • Very insightful, thanks! I just checked the link you provided, and discovered that my likes were indeed public. Is it correct to say that video likes are public by default? – nic Jun 2 '18 at 14:09
  • There's no longer an option for keeping liked videos private on the account_privacy page. Does anyone know how privacy for these is now handled? – Russell Davis Jan 30 at 16:11

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