Google is already facing outrage from the community for trying to tighten the ropes around the Adblocker extensions. With the change in API and other things, Google indicated that the Ad Blocker extensions have no place on the Google Chrome Browser. But now, the company has said that they are not against the Ad Blocker extensions and are not blocking the same from Google Chrome. Devlin Cronin wrote a post on Google Security Blog explaining the stance of the company on this controversy.
According to the post published on the Security Blog, Google is working with the developers to improve the ad-blocking extensions and not blocking it. Google is encouraging the developers to create new ad blocker extensions for the platform. To protect the privacy of the users, the company is supporting the ad-blocker extensions. Back in the last year, Google announced that they are working to improve the Chrome browser extensions system. With the introduction of Manifest v3, the developers were unhappy to notice that the Manifest v3 would severely affect the Adblocker extensions. Everyone thought that Google is hurting the adblocker extensions with the Manifest V3.
The Manifest V3 is the component that is developed to improve the performance, privacy, and security of the extensions. But the part restricts the extensions from accessing specific information from the web pages, which the adblockers need to function correctly. In the blog post, Google confirmed that there are a lot of misconceptions about the component in the system. The company the segment is expected to improve the performance and not to cripple the ad blocker extensions. According to the company, Manifest V3 component is still in the development, and more of the additions to the part will be made in the future, which will ensure smooth functioning of the ad blockers.