Youtube has some sort of monopoly in the video-sharing platform niche. It has so big of a monopoly that it could do anything without any repercussions. One of the things that it recently did without giving a hoot about the viewers is get rid of the dislikes.
Yes, you now cannot view the number of dislikes on a YouTube video. YouTube said it did this in order to help protect its creators! YouTube wants to remove healthy criticism because people today cannot handle it. Can you imagine what kind of chaos that would create in our society if we stopped criticising anyone and allow them to do what they want?
Imagine a high school student flying a passenger jet because he thinks he can do it. Imagine an electrician doing an open heart surgery because apparently, he watched all the episodes of House M.D.
“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
The good thing however is that we can still get dislikes back on Youtube. Below are two ways in which you can restore dislikes on the computer as well as Android smartphone.
Restore YouTube Dislikes on PC
The easiest way to restore dislikes on YouTube in chrome is to install an extension called Return YouTube Dislike. This aptly named chrome extension does exactly what it says. After installing this extension to Chrome from the chrome store, you would be able to see the number of dislikes on Youtube.
The installing process is very easy
- Just go to Chrome Store
- Type “Return YouTube Dislike”
- Click on “Add to chrome”
- The extention would be automatically added to the chrome
Restore YouTube Dislikes on Android
Sadly for now you cannot add Chrome extensions on Android. However, there is a workaround for getting dislikes back on android as well. The best and easiest way to get youtube dislikes back on android smartphones is to download YouTube Vanced.
YouTube Vanced is a YouTube clone that blocks all the ads on YouTube. Recently the app was updated to show dislikes on YouTube on public request. Installing YouTube Vanced is very easy as well. Just make sure the “install from unknown sources” option is clicked for this to work.
Note: YouTube Vanced is not available on the Play Store since it violates the terms and conditions for an app. Since it restricts ads, it is not good for Google’s business.
How to install YouTube Vanced on Android and restore YouTube dislikes
- Go to search and type YouTube Vanced
- Click on the first result that pops up
- Click on Vanced Manager
- Install YouTube Vanced from Vanced Manager
- Enable YouTube dislikes at the startup
To be honest, the only reason YouTube removed dislikes on their video is so that they could protect their image Currently the most disliked video on youtube is YouTube Rewind 2018 from the official Youtube Channel. The YouTube Rewind 2018 video has 3 million likes and a crazy 20 million dislikes as of February 2022.
With these two methods, you can restore YouTube dislikes on Android smartphones as well as Chrome browsers on PC.