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Next month marks a new era for Netflix. The streaming service announced they’re changing the way users review TV shows and movies.

Instead of the current five-star rating system, Netflix is planning to switch it up Facebook-style by replacing the stars with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down.

The new system is quite intuitive — Netflix will give suggestions based on your “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” rating.

The idea came after the company tested hundreds of thousands of members back in 2016 and received positive feedback on the new rating system. According to Variety, Netflix’s VP Todd Yellin said,

“We are addicted to the methodology of A/B testing. The result was that thumbs got 200% more ratings than the traditional star-rating feature.”

Additionally, the new system will offer a percent match feature that shows how good of a match any given movie or show is for that individual user.

The new Netflix rating system doesn’t kick in until April so if you’re freaking out, you have some time to adjust. We have a feeling the new “thumbs up” procedure will work out just fine, though.

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Lindsay Flora is an editorial intern at Femestella. She has loved entertainment news since she can remember and wants to be bff’s with Miley Cyrus. In her spare time she analyzes rap music and hangs out with her cat, Lord.