This tutorial explains how to bring dislike count to YouTube rating bar. Return YouTube Dislikes is a free Chrome extension which can help with that. With this extension, you can restore the dislike count to YouTube in one of the easiest ways possible. You just install it and forget it. It will automatically add the dislike count by reading it from the API and will show you the rating bar as well.
Just recently YouTube announced that they will be making dislike button from videos private. And then they did it because as of now, you can cannot see dislike count on videos. They have done it to prevent dislike-attacking behavior of people. Earlier this year they conducted it as an experiment and they found out that people are less likely to attack a video if there is no dislike count to show.
How to Bring Back Dislike Count to YouTube Rating Bar?
It is very easy to use Return YouTube Dislikes extension. You can install it from Chrome web store and it will start working right away. And it will work on any Chromium based browser such as Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and others.
Now, after you have installed the extension then you just go to any video on YouTube which wasn’t showing the dislike count. The extension will add the dislike count again for you. So, it would appear like it never disappeared. You can just see the dislike count again and it will also restore the like-dislike ratio or the rating bar.
In this way, you can use this simple Chrome extension to restore dislikes to YouTube. The process is simple and very straightforward. However, I would like to make it clear that this will not always work in the future. This is working because YouTube still includes the dislike statistics in the API. Once the API adapts the new changes then this extension will not be able to show you dislikes or rating bar anymore.
If you are a YouTube user and annoyed by the fact that YouTube will no longer show dislike statistics then the Chrome extension I have mentioned here will help. Use it to instantly bring back the dislike statistics on all the videos which don’t show it anymore. For now, it works as it should and you can use it on any Chromium based browser.