[Update: May 04] YouTube bugs/issues & pending improvements tracker

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 15, 2020) follows:

YouTube is easily the most popular video-sharing platform in almost every country in the world.

The site claims that it has over 2 billion monthly logged-in users and over a billion hours of video is consumed every day.

Despite having had its fair share of controversies, YouTube still remains the first place most individuals seeking to share or watch videos find themselves going too. And this might not change anytime soon.

But not everything works as it should and thus at times viewers, or even creators for that matter, run into issues or have to deal with pesky bugs that pop up every so often on YouTube.

Just yesterday, YouTube went down for many users across the world for a few hours. Viewers were greeted with an error message when trying to play videos on the site as per multiple reports.

YouTube did acknowledge the situation and fixed the problem for all users and provided a follow-up comment with an apology for the interruption.

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Fortunately, major issues such as this do not happen often, however, less impactful bugs do annoy users more often than not.

We recently reported on a few bugs and issues on the site/app such as the bug which turns on captions automatically and the AS-10 error in channel monetization amongst others.

Usually, YouTube does a good job of acknowledging most bugs and issues encountered by users and fixes them within a matter of hours or a few days depending on the number of affected users.

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It also releases updates regularly for the application on Android and iOS to make sure that any bugs that may be present are ironed out.

That being said, it isn’t always easy to keep track of which bugs have been acknowledged or fixed and which ones are still pending acknowledgment.

Therefore, in this post, we will be tracking the status of all existing bugs, issues, and pending improvements to the best of our abilities in order to help you save time.

The tracker below will be regularly updated as and when a new bug pops up or when there is any development on existing bugs, issues, or pending improvements on YouTube so it would be wise to keep an eye on this post regularly.

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Update 1 (November 17)

IST 11:00 am: Several users are reporting that they aren’t able to play certain songs which were previously available on YouTube Music. A “Song is unavailable” message pops up when trying to play these songs at random. Head here for more info.

Update 2 (November 18)

IST 01:45 pm: It seems that assigned editors and managers of YouTube channels are not able to upload videos on the channel. In a fresh response to a query on Twitter, TeamYouTube claimed that their team is still working on fixing the problem.

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Update 3 (November 19)

IST 10:15 am: Some Google Pixel 3a/3a XL and even a few Pixel 4a users are reporting that the audio playback gets choppy or completely stops after the screen is locked. It goes back to normal once the screen is unlocked. Head here to know more.

IST 04:30 pm: YouTube Music users have realized that they don’t have the option to toggle off the autoplay feature when adding a single track to the queue. This has, of course, left many users frustrated. Head here for more details and a few workarounds.

Update 4 (November 21)

IST 09:50 am: TeamYouTube has reached out to another individual who has been affected by the bug which prevents managers and editors from uploading videos to the channel.

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In its tweet, TeamYouTube has claimed that creating a new channel using the email associated with the affected YouTube account should solve the problem temporarily. Unfortunately, the tweet does not entail any details regarding when the issue will be fixed.

We’ve been seeing similar reports from designated channel editors/managers. Creating a new channel using the email associated with the affected YouTube account should enable you to upload in the meantime as a workaround
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Update 5 (November 24)

IST 07:45 pm: Some YouTubers are reporting that they aren’t able to stream because a “Live streaming isn’t available right now” error keeps popping up. Head here to know more about the issue.

Update 6 (November 25)

IST 01:40 pm: YouTube is yet to fix the issue where the volume on ads is way too loud compared to the volume of the actual video. This issue has been around for several years. Head here to know more about the problem and why it is the case.

IST 02:55 pm: YouTube Premium users who are using the service on their Smart TVs are reporting that they are still being served ads even though YouTube Premium is supposed to offer an ad-free experience. More details here.

Update 7 (November 27)

IST 07:20 pm: Many YouTube web users are reporting that the theme option keeps defaulting to Light Mode even after selecting Dark Mode via the settings. YouTube has acknowledged the issue and a fix should be released soon. Full coverage here.

Update 8 (November 28)

IST 11:50 am: YouTube claims that it has fixed the issue wherein editors and managers of YouTube channels were not able to upload videos. We’ve shared a screenshot of the comment made by TeamYoutube on Twitter:

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Update 9 (December 01)

IST 05:35 pm: It appears that many users are facing an issue wherein the autoplay feature continues to work even after it has been disabled on browsers. Fortunately, it appears that YouTube is aware of the problem and a fix is in the works.

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Update 10 (December 03)

IST 09:35 am: Some YouTube creators are claiming that they aren’t receiving any likes on their recent videos even though people have actually liked these videos. Head here to know more about the problem and why it may be happening.

IST 04:17 am: Some of the YouTube users (majorly in Europe) are now being blocked from watching certain videos with a prompt asking for information like credit card details and age verification-related documents. For more details on the matter, head here.

Update 11 (December 04)

IST 06:00 pm: Many YouTube creators were unable to view the real-time view count in YouTube Analytics and are still not able to see stats for a certain time period. YouTube is currently working to fix the problem for everyone. Head here for the full story.

Update 12 (December 05)

IST 01:15 pm: Those who signed up for the free trial of YouTube Premium are struggling to find a way to cancel their subscriptions. Head here to know more about the problem and a possible way out.

IST 06:10 pm: YouTube TV users are reporting that their screen keeps freezing when the Metro by T-Mobile ad starts playing. The problem has been officially acknowledged and a fix for it is in the works. Read the full story here.

Update 13 (December 07)

IST 01:15 pm: After troubling users for months, team Youtube has now confirmed that the AS-10 error in channel monetization has now been taken care of. Head here for more details.

IST 06:55 pm: Many users are claiming that the YouTube link preview feature is no longer working on apps such as WhatsApp. However, some say the problem was fixed via a recent update to WhatsApp. Read our full story here.

Update 14 (December 11)

IST 04:30 pm: Some YouTube users are claiming that the autoplay function keeps defaulting back to ‘on’ even after manually disabling it multiple times. Head here to know more about the problem.

Update 15 (December 14)

IST 05:25 pm: It appears YouTube along with most other Google services are down all over the world. Users have been flocking to Twitter to share the news using the #GoogleDown hashtag amongst others.

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Update 16 (December 17)

IST 01:00 pm: The WhatsApp link preview issue is still persisting according to many users who aren’t able to preview YouTube links in the app. Head here to know more details including a new workaround.

Update 17 (December 18)

IST 05:12 pm: Multiple users have reported that they are unable to play 4K videos in YouTube on their Samsung Smart TVs. The videos keep on buffering and default to 360p resolution. Check out the full story, which also includes possible workarounds, here.

Update 18 (December 21)

IST 05:52 pm: After reports of comments not working/showing in the live chat sessions surface, YouTube support states they are working on fixing the issue. Head over here to check out the full story.

IST 06:18 pm: The freezing issue when pausing a YouTube video on the 3rd gen Apple TV appears to have been fixed with the Apple TV Software Update 7.6.2. More details here.

Update 19 (December 22)

IST 12:00 pm: It seems that the YouTube link preview issue has been addressed in the recent WhatsApp beta builds for Android. However, this isn’t the case with the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS. More details here.

IST 05:30 pm: YouTube has fixed the real-time view count issue on YouTube Analytics entirely. The company has begun information affected users of the same. Check out all the details here.

Update 20 (December 26)

IST 03:17 pm: Some YouTube channel owners are claiming that they cannot use the community tab even after crossing 1,000 subs and maintaining them for more than a week.

Fortunately, YouTube support has acknowledged the issue and claims that it is looking into it at the moment. This means that affected users can expect to get the community tab feature soon.

Update 21 (December 31)

IST 06:21 pm: Some users are facing a bad case of scrolling issues on the YouTube app on Android as well as the desktop site on macOS. As a result, there has been a slew of complaints across several forums and subreddits.

Read all about it through this link.

Update 22 (January 5, 2021)

IST 04:38 pm: YouTube had started fixing the missing offline/downloaded videos issue in 2018, but recent reports suggest that it’s still present years on. Read more about it through this link.

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Update 22 (January 23)

IST 11:29 am: A bunch of PlayStation 4 users reported that they are encountering a black screen upon trying to watch YouTube on the console. Fortunately, YouTube is already working on fixing the issue as per this tweet.

IST 11:46 am: Several Twitter users reported that they were unable to load YouTube previews after copy-pasting a twitter link. The good news is that the issue got fixed quickly enough.

IST 11:55 am: Several YouTubers reported that they were unable to change endscreen elements on old, already published videos. An error message “endscreen element is too small” always popped up on trying to do so.

Again, as it stands, YouTube today fixed the issue.

Update 23 (January 27)

IST 12:26 pm: A number of issues have surfaced in the recent past, some of which have already been addressed while others await fixes from YouTube.

If there is anyone experiencing occasional freezing of the ESPN app on YouTube TV, well, the issue has reportedly been fixed. The story is the same for the issue with switching accounts on Android.

Update: The issue on ESPN freezing on YouTube TV has been fixed. Let us know if you’re seeing otherwise.

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If your app version is already 16.03, the issue on switching accounts should be fixed. Also, logging out and back in usually helps. Let us know how it goes.

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On the other hand, YouTube users whose videos have mysteriously disappeared from their playlist and those with a borked Watch Later list can expect fixes to these issues in the near future.

Appreciate the info – we’ve received similar reports and we’re looking into the issue. We’ll inform you once we have an update.

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Sorry to hear about the trouble – we’ve seen similar reports about this issue & currently looking into it. We’ll send an update once we have more info to share. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

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Update 24 (January 28)

IST 12:58 pm: The YouTube missing playlist videos issue has been finally fixed as per recent tweets from the YouTube team.

Update – the issue about missing videos in playlists has been fixed. Let us know if you’re seeing otherwise.
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IST 01:14 pm: Several users had been reporting since the past few days about YouTube search option within channel pages being broken. Clicking on it would return nothing. Good news is that it has finally been fixed.

IST 01:19 pm: There have been several complaints doing rounds about YouTube live not working on Roku and Fire TV Stick. But for some reason, the live chat continues to show.

The good news is that YouTube is aware of the issue and is working on fixing it as we speak.

IST 01:22 pm: A few users also reported that they are having trouble connecting via the live chat. This could be related to the above issue. Thankfully, this too is being looked into.

Update 25 (January 30)

IST 03:54 pm: The live stream chat issue given right above has finally been fixed as per YouTube’s Twitter handle.

IST 04:01 pm: There have been many reports doing rounds about sudden appearance of inappropriate/obscene/adult ads on YouTube across many platforms. Good news is that the issue has already been acknowledged.

IST 04:07 pm: YouTube is currently working on fixing the ‘unable to switch accounts’ issue that has been bothering many users on Android.

Update 26 (February 01)

IST 01:04 pm: There have been a bunch of recent reports about comments not loading and disappearing immediately after commenting. YouTube is apparently aware of the issue and is working on a fix already.

Update 27 (February 09)

IST 05:17 pm: Many YouTube channel owners report that they’re unable to set a custom URL even after meeting eligibility requirements and here’s the likely reason.

Update 28 (February 13)

IST 05:17 pm: YouTube’s website appears to support picture-in-picture (PiP) again on all browsers with the latest iOS 14.5 beta. Thus, if you are on iOS 14.4, you should see the fix rollout within a month or so. For more details, head here.

Update 29 (February 15)

IST 02:20 pm: Team YouTube has confirmed that devs are looking into into reports about eligible channels not having their community tab enabled. Details here.

Update 30 (February 16)

IST 12:06 pm: Some YouTube users on Android are having trouble accessing and updating their Watch Later playlist on the app and the good thing is that the issue is already being looked into.

Appreciate the details – our team is already working to fix the issue with watch later and playlists not updating. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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Update 31 (February 17)

IST 02:35 pm: Responding to affected users on Twitter, Team YouTube says developers are looking into missing playlist subcategories and the inaccurate revenue report in YouTube Analytics for February 8.

Appreciate the follow up – the revenue reported in YouTube Analytics for February 8th is not accurate. This will be adjusted in the next few days. Team is working on a fix. Thanks for your continued patience.
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Update 32 (February 18)

IST 03:12 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where creators say new uploads fail to appear in subscription feeds has been fixed. As for the broken search functon, a fix is still in the works.

Update 33 (February 20)

IST 07:24 pm: YouTube website picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, only recently re-enabled with the iOS 14.5 beta update, has stopped working again. For details and workarounds, head here.

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Update 34 (February 23)

IST 06:25 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where the miniplayer fails to update when new videos are added/deleted from a playlist has been fixed.

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Update 35 (February 26)

IST 06:25 pm: A YouTube glitch has led to many videos having a negative number of likes or dislikes and many are perplexed. Fortunately, we have an explanation for it all. More details here.

Update 36 (February 27)

IST 03:00 pm: Many users report that their child’s YouTube gets redirected automatically to YT Kids and we have an explanation along with a couple of workarounds that may help, here.

Update 37 (March 02)

IST 01:40 pm: Some YouTube users are now reporting a strange issue where they can hit both the like and dislike buttons at the same time. Details here.

Update 38 (March 05)

IST 05:20 pm: YouTube is aware of the YouTube Premium showing ads, Featured sections not working, and the YouTube app crashing on PS4 issues. The company is currently looking into the issues and has already fixed the ads issue partially. Check out more details here.

Update 39 (March 09)

IST 02:30 pm: YouTube users have been facing the annoying “Oops! Something went wrong” monkey error for a while now and even though nothing official, you may want to try these workarounds.

Update 40 (March 10)

IST 12:16 pm: YouTube app is not playing or loading videos and instead showing a black screen on numerous platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox, Android TV, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, and even Blu-ray players. Check out the full coverage here.

IST 03:06 pm: For those still experiencing YouTube PiP issues in iOS 14.5 beta when accessed via a web browser can check out a new workaround here.

Update 41 (March 12)

IST 04:00 pm: Several users are reporting that their YouTube Android app isn’t loading at all and instead displays a blank screen with an infinitely spinning circle.

Thankfully, the issue should be gone now as a Community Manager on the YouTube forum says that it has been fixed.

Update 42 (March 13)

IST 05:07 pm: There have been several reports from at least YouTube desktop users saying that thumbnails aren’t loading for them. Thankfully, YouTube is already aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

Update 43 (March 15)

IST 04:01 pm: Some Android users are reporting that the YouTube app no longer respects the screen timeout settings after a video stops playing.

A fix for the issue might be in the works, however, there are a few workarounds available too. Head here for the full story.

IST 04:22 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where users could hit both the like and dislike button has now been fixed. Details here.

Update 44 (March 17)

IST 06:03 pm: Some users are unable to upload their videos to YouTube because it gets stuck while processing the HD version of the video. Thankfully, YouTube has confirmed that they’re aware of the issue about slow uploads and are working on fixing it.

Update 45 (March 18)

IST 11:03 am: YouTube has been quite busy responding to queries on Twitter regarding several issues at hand. We have rounded them up and shared the details below.

1. The issue where some YouTube creators are unable to create custom URLs even after meeting the requirements is being looked into. Details here.

2. Another annoying issue that YouTube is also looking into is one that causes YouTube Premium to show ads when it shouldn’t. Details here.

IST 07:35 am: It seems that folks on all platforms (1, 2, 3) are having an issue with YouTube as the video quality automatically drops to 360p even after selecting higher quality video playback options. YouTube is yet to acknowledge the problem officially.

However, it seems that the issue might be due to the heavy load on YouTube servers as pointed out by an individual.

Update 46 (March 20)

IST 01:37 pm: The YouTube app has suddenly stopped working for many Apple TV users. It throws a “Something went wrong” error upon trying to watch any video.

Thankfully, Team YouTube has responded on Twitter saying that they’re already aware of the issue and a fix for the same will be rolled out soon.

IST 01:42 pm: Several users are having trouble adding their tax information on YouTube. The error code reads OR_AMF_04. Thankfully, this issue too has been escalated to Google.

IST 01:46 pm: There are a few reports doing rounds about YouTube videos flashing green and black randomly. Fortunately, YouTube is already aware of the problem and is working on a fix.

Update 47 (March 22)

IST 01:40 pm: Team YouTube can confirm that devs are aware of the HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue and is working to resolve it.

Confirming we’re aware of the HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue, and currently working to fix it.
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Update 48 (March 24)

IST 02:08 pm: There have been some reports doing rounds about videos getting stuck in “checking” for monetization and the Studio home page not updating itself to the latest stats.

Fortunately, the team is already aware of the issue and has recommended signing out, clearing cache, and logging back in as a workaround. For more details regarding the new “checks”, head here.

Update 49 (March 26)

IST 12:57 pm: YouTube Kids recently got a new update that took away the cast button, but support says the matter has been escalated to devs for further investigation. Details here.

IST 17:51 pm: YouTube notes that the issue where YouTube Studio users were unable to switch accounts due to the menu not loading has now been resolved.

Update: The issue on the switch account menu not loading properly has been resolved. Let us know if you’re experiencing otherwise.
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Update 50 (March 30)

IST 12:02 pm: Some YouTube users are now reporting that the progress bar now appears in yellow rather than the usual red. Details here.

Update 51 (March 31)

IST 04:08 pm: YouTube has acknowledged the yellow progress bar issue and says a fix is in the works. Details here.

IST 04:20 pm: Team YouTube can also confirm that they are aware of the playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick and that a fix is in the works. For those experiencing black/green flashes on vidoes, the issue has been fixed.

Thanks for the details – confirming we’re aware that there are some playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick. Our team is currently working on a fix. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.
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Thanks for your patience – we’ve already resolved the reported issue about videos showing black/green flashes. Reach back out to us if you see otherwise.
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Update 52 (April 01)

IST 02:08 pm: YouTube support on Twitter has now confirmed the yellow progress bar glitch has been addressed and the problem has been fixed.

Update 53 (April 02)

IST 03:56 pm: Some users are getting the ‘Oops, something went wrong’ error message when trying to access the YouTube Studio but the issue should be resolved now.

Update 53 (April 05)

IST 12:30 pm: Team YouTube has officially confirmed the screen time-out bug and is looking into the matter. More details here.

IST 02:24 pm: YouTube Analytics has seemingly messed up something up leading to missing statistics for March 14 for several users. Thankfully, the issue has been acknowledged.

Update 54 (April 06)

IST 12:20 pm: Several YouTube users are reporting that comments are no longer showing or loading on desktop/PC but there is a workaround which you can look up here.

Update 54 (April 07)

IST 01:50 pm: 1. Team YouTube is now looking into the comments section not showing up issue on YouTube desktop. More details here.

2. The YouTube PS4 (PlayStation 4) app updated yesterday and it has been crashing ever since for some users. Thankfully, YouTube is already working on a fix for the bug.

3. Some users have recently been reporting that their YouTube Premium is not getting activated even after being charged for it. The issue is being worked upon.

Update 55 (April 09)

IST 05:36 pm: As per several user reports from the Google Support community, Google Home devices are not allowing kids to play songs on YouTube Music. Check out the complete coverage here.

IST 07:01 pm: Likes on own YouTube videos keep disappearing but thankfully, YouTube is already working on a fix for the issue. Details here.

Update 56 (April 12)

IST 02:28 pm: YouTube creators have stumbled upon a bug where earned likes on their videos have vanished all of a sudden. The issue is already known and a fix is in the works, says support.

Update 57 (April 13)

IST 06:43 pm: In case you continue to face the YouTube Premium not working issue even after being charged, then you would want to head here to process a refund [Source].

Update 58 (April 14)

IST 12:49 pm: Several users report YouTube TV says ‘Outside your home area’ or asks to verify area but Google has shared how to fix the issue. Details here.

Update 59 (April 15)

IST 05:06 pm: Several users have reported that embedded playlist are not working on YouTube. The workaround is to remove “videoseries” from the standard embed code. Also, YouTube is already looking into the issue.

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IST 05:12 pm: YouTube premiere function has been crashing for some but YouTube is already working on a fix.

Update 60 (April 16)

IST 03:15 pm: 1. PlayStation 5 and Xbox One users report that most of the tabs that run along the sidebar on the YouTube app are missing. Subscriptions aren’t showing up either and the only tabs that are showing up are the generic ones like gaming, music, and news.

Thankfully, YouTube is already aware of the issue and working on a fix.

2. There is a discrepancy between likes and dislikes on the watch page and YouTube Analytics that’s affecting many channels and the YouTube dev team is aware of the issue and already working on a fix.

Update 61 (April 19)

IST 12:05 pm: 1. Some users report that video uploads are getting stuck on the “Running checks” stage. YouTube is already aware of the issue and is investigating it.

2. Some users report that video chapters are failing to work on YouTube but the dev team is already looking into the matter.

3. The YouTube app for Xbox keeps crashing for some users and the only way to work around the problem is by re-installing the app, which can be quite frustrating. For this, YouTube has said the following:

If you’re playing a video and launch a game using the ‘app switcher’ the console may shut down due to a Microsoft firmware bug (they’re working to fix it). To get around this, start the game directly from the Home screen or exit the video before using the app switcher.
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Update 62 (April 20)

IST 12:41 pm: 1. Some users report that their subscribers data is being underreported by Analytics for some days to which YouTube responded that they’re already aware of the issue and are working on a fix.

2. The YouTube app issue that prevented screen timeout/sleep after a video ended has been fixed. More details here.

IST 04:13 pm: Several YouTube users report that all the thumbnails on the Android app are blurry except for the first two from the top. Thankfully, YouTube has already acknowledged the issue.

Update 63 (April 21)

IST 01:09 pm: YouTube TV Roku app seems to be having issues lately wherein live channels aren’t working. Thankfully, the issue has already come to YouTube’s attention.

Update 64 (April 22)

IST 06:24 pm: A couple of issues with YouTube have now been fixed. The YouTube mobile app blurry thumbnail one has been addressed combined with the black screen issue on YouTube TV.

Update 65 (April 23)

IST 07:25 pm: YouTube’s video quality settings recently got updated with new options for the media player menu and a new section in the app settings but some users are not liking this change. Check out the complete coverage here.

Update 66 (April 24)

IST 01:25 pm: Some users report that their subscriber change is stuck at 0 for around a month to which YouTube responded that they’re aware and working on a fix.

IST 01:31 pm: Some users report that manual drag and drop within a YouTube playlist has stopped working recently to which YouTube replied that they’re aware and working on a fix.

Update 67 (April 26)

IST 05:54 pm: YouTube just suffered a short outage seemingly across the world – opening it threw a blank screen with nothing but the error 429 on it. Thankfully, things returned to normal in minutes. More details can be found here.

Update 68 (April 27)

IST 06:16 pm: Some users report that they keep getting “returned error” messages that cause comments to be deleted on YouTube. Thankfully, the issue has been resolved.

Update 69 (April 28)

IST 03:02 pm: 1. Several creators have reported a severe drop in revenue from short uploaded YouTube videos to which YouTube has replied the following:

Wanted to clarify: an issue starting mid-April caused pre-roll ads not to serve on videos Source

2. Several users have also reported an issue with downloaded videos due to which they’re unable to play offline. The bug is being looked into.

Update 70 (April 29)

IST 01:02 pm: 1. The YouTube issue wherein longer playlists did not shuffle properly is now fixed. Details here.

2. The issues about getting an age-restricted error and history tab not being synced when using living room devices has been fixed. Details here.

3. The reported issue with likes/dislikes discrepancy has been resolved for YouTube creators.

Update 71 (May 04)

IST 02:02 pm: 1. The YouTube issue where restricted videos did not work on PlayStation and Xbox has been fixed as per Team YouTube on Twitter.

2. YouTube live stream is reportedly not working. Trying to do so results in a “Live streaming isn’t available right now” error message. Thankfully, YouTube is already investigating the matter.

3. A fix is finally in the works for the captions turning on automatically issue on YouTube. More details here.

4. The missing tabs issue on the YouTube app on smart TVs has finally been fixed. More details here.

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YouTube bugs and issues tracker
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
YouTube Down (November 12) All platforms Fixed
Unable to turn on comments on YouTube channel All platforms Workaround
Error AS-10 Google Chrome Resolved
Too many foreign language videos All platforms Workaround
Captions turn on automatically All platforms Fix in works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Watch history issue Multiple platforms Possible fixes
YouTube app on Apple TV freezing Apple TV Possibly fixed
Error saving video data Multiple platforms Workaround
Restricted mode does not turn off All platforms Workaround
YouTube Analytics incorrect real-time views Multiple platforms Fixed
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Shuffle feature does not work with longer playlists All platforms Fixed
Unable to create new YouTube stream keys Multiple platforms Workaround
PlayStation 4 (PS4) YouTube sign-in error PS4 Official workaround
Old watched videos keep getting recommended All platforms Possible solution
YouTube Library tab broken and sidebar missing Android App Acknowledged
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Merch shelf issues Multiple platforms Acknowledged
Unable to watch restricted videos on YouTube PS4/XBOX Fixed
Editors and Managers unable to upload videos All platforms Fix in the works
“Live streaming isn’t available right now” error All platforms Workaround
YouTube Premium users seeing ads Multiple platforms Fix in the works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Community tab not getting enabled All platforms Acknowledged
YouTube app/site scrolling issues Android/macOS Unacknowledged
Missing offline/downloaded videos Android/iOS Issue persists
PS4 black screen PlayStation 4 Fix in works
YouTube link preview on Twitter not working Android/iOS Fixed
Can’t change endscreen elements Windows Fixed
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
ESPN freezing on YouTube TV All platforms Fixed
Watch Later List has been borked Android/iOS Acknowledged
Videos deleted from playlist All platforms Fixed
Switching accounts issue Android Fixed
Channel search function broken Desktop Fixed
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
YouTube live not loading Roku and Fire TV Stick Acknowledged
YouTube live chat not working All platforms Fixed
Random inappropriate/obscene/adult ads All platforms Acknowledged
Unable to switch accounts Android Fix in works
Comments section not loading All platforms Fix in works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Unable to comment (keeps disappearing) All platforms Acknowledged
Custom URL missing even after meeting eligibility All platforms Fix in works
Picture-in-picture not working in YouTube website iOS 14 Fixed, Workaround
Inaccurate revenue report in YouTube Analytics for Feb. 8 Multiple platforms Acknowledged
New uploads do not appear in subscription feeds Multiple platforms Fixed
Broken search function for channels Multiple platforms Fix in the works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Playlist isn’t updating when videos are added/deleted Multiple platforms Fixed
Some videos have negative number of likes/dislikes Multiple platforms Unacknowledged
YouTube gets redirected automatically to YouTube Kids Multiple platforms Workarounds
Both like and dislike buttons get highlighted at the same time Desktop Fixed
YouTube Premium users are being shown ads Multiple platforms Acknowledged
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
YouTube app crashes on PS4 Multiple platforms Acknowledged
YouTube Featured sections not working Multiple platforms Acknowledged
YouTube “Oops! Something went wrong” monkey error Desktop Workarounds
YouTube app black screen issue Multiple platforms Fixed
YouTube app blank screen issue Android Acknowledged
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Thumbnails not visible on YouTube Desktop site Acknowledged
YouTube app screen timeout issue Android app Fixed
Stuck on processing HD version during upload Desktop Acknowledged
YouTube video defaults to 360p automatically Multiple platforms Unacknowledged (Refer update 45)
YouTube app not working on Apple TV Apple TV Acknowledged
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Error when adding tax information Desktop site Acknowledged
YouTube videos flashing black and green All platforms? Fixed
HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue YouTube TV Fix in works
“Checks” running longer than usual YouTube Studio Fix in works
Missing cast button YouTube Kids Escalated (workaround)
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Switch account menu not loading YouTube Studio Fixed
Yellow progress bar for playing videos Desktop Fixed
Playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick Fire TV Stick Fix in works
“Oops! Something went wrong” error YouTube Studio Fixed
Missing stats for March 14 on Analytics YouTube Analytics Acknowledged
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
YouTube comments not showing YouTube desktop/PC Acknowledged
YouTube Premium not getting activated even after payment All platforms Acknowledged
YouTube app update leads to crashes on PS4 PlayStation 4 Acknowledged
YouTube likes not registering on video All platforms Acknowledged
YouTube likes disappearing from video All platforms Fix in works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
YouTube TV says ‘Outside your home area’ YouTube TV Workaround
YouTube embedded playlists not working YouTube desktop Workaround
YouTube premiere function crashing YouTube desktop Acknowledged
YouTube sidebar tabs missing YouTube app on PS5/Xbox/Smart TV Fixed
Likes and subs discrepancy in Watch Page vs. YouTube Analytics YouTube Analytics Fin in works
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Uploads stuck in “Checks running” YouTube desktop Acknowledged
Xbox YouTube app crash Xbox Fix in works
Video chapters not working YouTube desktop Acknowledged
Subscribers being underreported YouTube Analytics Fix in works
YouTube app thumbnails blurry YouTube app Fixed
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Live channels not working YouTube TV Roku YouTube support aware
YouTube subscriber change stuck at 0 YouTube Analytics Acknowledged
Drag and drop videos within a playlist not working YouTube Acknowledged
Opening app throws error 429 Android/iOS Fixed
Comments deleted automatically when adding links Desktop Fixed
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Less revenue from 2-minute long clips N/A Addressed
Downloaded videos unable to play offline Mobile Acknowledged
History tab not being synced and age-restricted error Living room devices Fixed
Likes/dislikes discrepancy YouTube Fixed
YouTube pending improvements tracker
Suggested/Official features & functions Platform Status
Go to channel option from 3-dots menu removed Multiple platforms Workaround
Default video quality setting Android Testing
Ads volume way too loud All platforms Unacknowledged
YouTube Music bugs and issues tracker
Bug/issue Affected platform Status
Song is unavailable issue All platforms Workaround
Media playback issues when screen is locked Android Workaround
Eligible channels not having their community tab enabled All platforms Acknowledged
Watch Later playlist not updating Android Acknowledged
Google Home devices not allowing kids to play songs on YouTube Music Google Smart Home Escalated

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