Technology Google Chrome change that weakens ad blockers begins June 3rd

vtqhtr413

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Google is continuing with its plan to phase out Manifest V2 extensions in Chrome starting in early June 2024, weakening the abilities of ad blockers.

Google says this decision was made based on the community's progress and feedback, which were deemed satisfactory to continue without further delays.

Starting June 3, 2024, with Chrome version 127, users with active Manifest V2 extensions will see warnings on Chrome Beta, Dev, and Canary channels, while extensions still using Manifest V2 will lose their "Featured" badge.

Gradual disabling of V2 extensions will follow on the stable Chrome release, with recommendations for V3 alternatives. Users can temporarily re-enable their Manifest V2 extensions, but this option will eventually be removed.

Enterprises using the "ExtensionManifestV2Availability" policy will be exempt until June 2025, so they will be given an extra year to transition to Manifest V3 compatible add-ons.
 

nicolaasjan

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Enterprises using the "ExtensionManifestV2Availability" policy will be exempt until June 2025, so they will be given an extra year to transition to Manifest V3 compatible add-ons.
It should be noted that 'normal' users can apply this policy as well. :)

To do so, open the command prompt as administrator and enter the following:
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome" /v "ExtensionManifestV2Availability" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f

Relaunch Chrome.
(after that Chrome will tell you: "Your browser is managed by your organization")
 

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