In an update back in November 2021, YouTube removed the dislike count on videos from the public view. According to the platform, this move aims to discourage the leads from hating brigades, in which users intentionally downvote specific creators or their videos.
While you can still dislike a video, you will not be able to see the total count for dislikes unless you are the creator of the video.
However, if you are curious to know just how many dislikes a video garners, there are some YouTube tricks that make this possible. And in this post, we will be discussing a few of them.
Return YouTube Dislike is a Chrome extension that helps you show the dislike count on a video. All you need to do is, install the extension on your Chrome browser, visit any video on YouTube, and you should be able to see the dislikes count once again.
This plugin also works on Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Brave.
The data may not be accurate
The Return YouTube Dislike extension works in a way that it estimates the number of dislikes based on cached or previous data as well as the behavior of the extension users.
This means that the estimate of the number of dislikes is not completely accurate, but the overall ratio might be.
Moreover, all users help the extension in deriving the ratio of dislikes which also means that the developers behind the Return YouTube Dislike extension are gathering the data on your video views. So if you have data privacy concerns, think twice before installing it.
You can also view any YouTube video’s dislike count without installing anything. The “YouTube Dislike Viewer” website lets you do just that right on the browser.
All you need to do is paste in the YouTube video’s URL, hit the Get button, and the dislike count will be shown to you.
The site also highlights for users that the results are estimated only, and it may not work well with some YouTube videos owing to their settings.
If you are just curious to know the videos that get the most dislikes of all time, then you can check out this Wikipedia page. It lists the top 50 most (estimated) disliked videos on YouTube.
Do note that on December 13, 2021, YouTube removed public dislike counts on all videos. The number of dislikes just before they were hidden is shown in the table on this page, taken from the night of December 12, 2021.