How to See Dislikes on YouTube Again?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to See Dislikes on YouTube Again?

In November 2021, YouTube announced that the platform would remove the Dislike counter, which meant that you could still dislike videos but you couldn’t SEE the dislike counter.

Whatever made them believe that’s a good idea is beyond my power of comprehension.

Either way, the internet being the internet, an extension was immediately created that brought back the dislike counter on YouTube.

And here’s what you have to do to install it:

  1. Find “Return YouTube Dislike” on Google
  2. Click on “Add to Chrome”
  3. Click on “Add extension”
  4. Refresh your YouTube page to see the dislikes again

Need help installing the extension and making it work? Then read my guide below for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to see the dislikes on YouTube again!

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How to See Dislikes on YouTube Again

How Can You See Dislikes on YouTube Again?

The answer to this is an extension that brings back the YouTube dislikes – it’s called “Return YouTube Dislike,” and you can find it on the Web Store.

Follow the steps below to install the extension and see YouTube dislikes again:

1. Find “Return YouTube Dislike”

Find “Return YouTube Dislike”
Find “Return YouTube Dislike”

Step one – open Google and do a search for “return youtube dislike“. Then, open the first web result (, which is the official web store).

2. Click on “Add to Chrome”

Click on “Add to Chrome”
Click on “Add to Chrome”

You should already be on the main page of the Return YouTube Dislike extension. Next to the name of the extension, you should see the “Add to Chrome” button.

Select it!

3. Click on “Add extension”

Click on “Add extension”
Click on “Add extension”

Chrome (or any other browser) will ask you if you’re sure you want to add the extension. And yes, you are sure, so select “Add extension” from the pop-up window.

4. Refresh your YouTube page to see the dislikes again

Refresh your YouTube page to see the dislikes again
Refresh your YouTube page to see the dislikes again

Last but not least, refresh your YouTube page (or open one if you didn’t have it open already) and check out your brand-new (still old) dislike counter!

Click on it to refresh the YouTube page and let the extension do its job.

Now the dislikes are back with just a few simple steps!

You can pin the extension to the top of your browser bar, but you won’t have to use it manually, fortunately.


YouTube’s removal of dislikes is a controversial topic. Many argue that the dislike meter was just as useful as the like meter.

You could judge a video’s quality and reliability based on the dislike count (which is correct).

Now that it’s gone, unreliable videos could sneak into your recommendation list (also correct).

Fortunately, you can get the dislike counter back by installing the Return YouTube Dislike extension.

It works on most internet browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and more.

Need help with something else? Contact me below and I’ll be sure to reply soon!


Is the “Return YouTube Dislike” extension illegal?

No, it’s not.

It’s just an extension that changes the way your internet browser behaves.

There are a ton of such extensions that are legal and entirely safe to use.

This extension brings back the YouTube dislikes and lets people judge a video’s quality more accurately.

Nothing bad can happen if you install the extension, though.

Ever since its appearance, the extension has been up the entire time. It wasn’t taken down, and its users weren’t penalized.

Don’t worry; keep using the extension for as long as you need it!

Will YouTube return the dislike button?

We don’t know if YouTube will ever add the dislike button back.

They might or they might not. Their reasons for removing the dislikes were to mitigate harassment and personal attacks on creators based on dislikes.

Whether this was a real phenomenon or not is still up for debate.

All we can say is that, for now, there’s a solution to removing dislikes on YouTube.

You don’t have to use a crippled YouTube, thanks to the extension mentioned above!

Most users argue that YouTube should bring back the dislikes, but whether that happens or not remains to be seen.

Can YouTubers see who disliked their video?

No, they can’t.

Likes and dislikes are anonymous, which means your name isn’t tied to them.

You can like or dislike any video, and the creator will see just the action and not the person.

This applies to comments, as well. You can’t see who disliked your comment unless the person tells you in person.

This anonymity helps people retain a sense of safety and honesty.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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