A browser extension lets you view dislikes on YouTube (for now)

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If you’ve decided that you can’t go unnoticed by the number of dislikes you find on YouTube videos, at least for now there’s a way to get them back.

A group of developers has created an open source browser extension, with the appropriate title. “Return YouTube Dislikes,” Which brings back the number of dislikes on YouTube. The extension retrieves data from YouTube’s own API, which is also disliked when used for public data, and restores the old layout we used to see on videos before YouTube. Decided to end the dislike Last month to address harassment issues and “unwanted attacks”. The return was viewed by YouTube dislikes 9to5Mac.

Interestingly, the extension shows you the exact number of dislikes a video has received, not just the estimates that YouTube previously offered. (Creator Can still see Number of dislikes received from their content; The number is not only available to the public. Individual users may still dislike the content to help correct their recommendations).

Available on extension. ChromeIt has already been downloaded by over 200,000 users and received over 3,800 positive reviews in total. This Can be installed Also on Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Brave. If you’re an iOS user, the developers have a version for you too, but this jailbreak is broken, so they advise interested parties to “use it at your own risk.”

As mentioned above, there will be expansion. temporary Return to YouTube Dislikes. on them GitHub page Regarding the project, the developers note that YouTube will remove the “Dislike” field from its API on December 13. This means that after this date, the number of dislikes will not be accessible through the API, which, according to the developers, “[removes] Any ability to judge the quality of content before viewing. ”

Currently, extensions derive their information from a combination of YouTube’s API data and scraped data. The developers claim. “Save all available data” To ensure that it will be available when YouTube closes the number of dislikes in its API. In addition, they have a plan for when YouTube will remove the “Dislike” field, although it is unclear if this will work now.

“With the removal of dislike statistics from the YouTube API, our backend will be switched to using scraped dislike statistics, estimates derived from extension user data, and estimates based on view like ratio,” the developers told Github. Written on

Return to YouTube Dislike is not perfect. Dislike counts are updated every 2-3 days, which is “not ideal,” the developers said, and what they are working on.

The extension is free, although there are developers. Take donations Patreon and Russian payment platform YooMoney.

Although I understand why people are clamoring for the return of dislikes, as a person who prefers platforms that are not a swamp of negativity, I do not miss them. Everyone has their own, I say. Enjoy your dislikes as much as possible.


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