YouTube has decided to completely hide the number of dislikes for videos on the platform, but a team of independent developers wants to keep this feature. This is how the "Return YouTube Dislike" browser extension appeared, which uses the YouTube APIs to access that number, which is currently hidden on the clip pages. But it seems that this is only a temporary solution.
Return YouTube Dislike is a new browser extension, compatible with Chrome (download), Edge, Firefox, Opera and Brave. It uses the public YouTube API to collect this data and display it again on the clip pages. In fact, the number of dislikes displayed is much more accurate than before. YouTube only shows an approximation of the nearest "round" value, while the return data for Return YouTube Dislike is much clearer.
However, the data revealed by this API is only updated once every 2-3 days, so you won't be able to see in real time how many dislikes a video receives. YouTube has also announced that it will make changes to the platform on December 13 and will no longer allow the use of this API. This way, you will only be able to see this number for the next week using the browser extension.
However, the team behind the extension says that it plans to collect all the data related to the current dislikes, in order to preserve the functionality of the extension even after December 13, with the existing data. Then they say they have a plan to be able to collect this data even after it is no longer available, but it is not clear how.
The reason these developers are trying to keep this feature is because the ratio of likes and dislikes can give a clearer picture of the quality of the clips right before you play, so you can spend less time looking for a clip. useful.