An incident on YouTube that resulted in users directly skipping to the end of videos has sparked controversy. On Reddit, following complaints from many users who couldn’t watch videos due to ad blockers, Google issued a statement.

Aim to Improve Performance

YouTube Made a Statement Regarding Users Who Use Ad Blockers

Google stated that this situation was not a measure against ad blockers, but rather it was done to enhance the performance and reliability of YouTube. The company mentioned that this feature was misunderstood by some users, and in fact, users who do not use ad blockers also experienced similar issues. However, the possibility that this change could indirectly affect the viewing experience of ad blockers was noted.

Screenshot of the Problem

Google emphasized that this incident was not a move against ad blocking, but rather they are working to improve user experience.

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