YouTubers Control Their Destiny in 2018 YouTube Rewind


Can you count the number of influencer cameos in this video?

As 2018 wraps up, it seems as though everyone is reflecting on notable events that happened in the past year. What better way to sum up this year’s trends than with a YouTube Rewind video?

Every year, some of the biggest YouTube stars come together in a video highlighting the platform’s successes throughout the year. This year’s YouTube Rewind is just that, pairing funs trends like the “In My Feelings” challenge with more serious topics such as the rise of mental health awareness on the platform.

This year’s rewind got a special kickoff from Will Smith, who is well established in Hollywood but relatively new to the YouTube scene. The video’s Fortnite-inspired concept allows YouTubers to control their own destiny, and what each of them wishes to appear in the video suddenly becomes part of the production.


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How to stand out during #YouTubeRewind. Go to @YTRewind to watch @sofiaalcastro’s 2018 in review! ⏪🙌

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Though the number of influencers featured throughout the video are too many to name, a few highlights include Lele Pons, The Try Guys, Liza Koshy, Hikakin, Elle Mills, Jordindian, and Shalom Blac.


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The masks are coming off. Swipe to see more creators featured in this year’s #YouTubeRewind, and watch Rewind tomorrow at 10am PST!

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YouTube Rewind offers a fun and empowering summary of how the platform has changed the world this year. You can watch the full 2018 YouTube Rewind video below.