Return YouTube Dislike

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Bring Back Dislikes On YouTube.

In November 2021, YouTube removed the ability to see the number of dislikes on videos. While YouTube claims this is a strategy to prevent “dislike attacks”, this has the consequence of hiding a critical way that the community can respond to videos which may be spammy, inaccurate, dishonest, offensive, or otherwise objectionable.

The tweak accesses the Return YouTube Dislike database. The 11-digit identifier of videos you watch will be shared with the Return YouTube Dislike server in order to retrieve dislike count data.

For your PC, check out the Return YouTube Dislike extension for Chrome and other browsers.

Why does this matter?

Prominent YouTubers have spoken out about their concerns with this change. Here are some of their videos:

What’s New in Version 1.5.0

  • If fetching dislike values failed, the tweak will retry fetching again a few times.
  • If fetching dislike values is ultimately failed, the tweak will set the short error code to the dislike button.
  • Dislike values are now cached in-memory to reduce load at RYD server.
  • Improved handling of the dislike values on the UI.