Youtube users do not agree with the removal of the dislike count. The result is clever browser add-ons that reveal the number.
Youtube, as announced, is slowly turning off the visibility of the number of dislikes. This is happening in waves, so if you can still see this meter, it may not be there tomorrow. There is no rule whatsoever as to which accounts have them disabled and which not yet.
In response to the new YouTube policy, a browser add-on was created whose only function is to restore the visibility of the dislike count. It is used by over 50,000 people.
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The internet responded quickly to the removal of dislike count. A Discord server was created, where developers began to figure out how to get around the new YouTube policy. It turned out to be possible, as a result of which the “Return YouTube Dislike” add-on was created.
At this point, more than 50,000 people have installed it on Chrome and 7,000 on Firefox. The full code is visible on the creators’ page. There is no greater philosophy here, the add-on installs and the thumbs down come back.
It’s hard to say how long this will last. It is a bit like the situation with Facebook, where many people fought for its old appearance. Finally, FB itself became interested in browser add-ons and simply began to remove them using legal tools. It may be similar in this case.