Many ad blocker extensions may soon stop working in the Chrome browser
The. factor is that Google told about plans to stop supporting the Chrome Manifest V2 API and transfer totally to Manifest V3, which is incompatible with existing ad blockers
The. Manifest V3 API significantly limits extensions from intercepting user community requests and changing elements on a page, which will make it tricky to track and block advertisements on sites
Google. explains the transition to Manifest V3 by the want to make the browser and extensions safer and extra private. However, it is possible that all these actions are aimed solely at merely stopping the work of blockers. Moreover, recently the company has been actively fighting them – for example, it is limiting the viewing of videos on YouTube to these who block ads
Manifest. V2 is anticipated to be totally phased out in June next year.