In a surprising move, YouTube has announced that it will increase the default playback speed of all its videos to 2x, claiming that it will improve the user experience and save time.
However, the decision has sparked a backlash from many users, who are unhappy with the fast and distorted audio and video quality. They have also complained that they cannot enjoy the content or understand the speech at such a high speed.
The users have launched a petition to demand YouTube to revert the change and allow them to choose their own playback speed. They have also threatened to boycott the platform and switch to other video services.
YouTube, however, has defended its choice and said that it is based on scientific research and user feedback. YouTube also added that it hopes that the users will adapt to the new speed and appreciate its benefits.