We're always working to resolve problems that pop up on YouTube. If your problem is listed below, we're aware of the issue and are working to fix it as soon as possible. If your problem isn't listed below, learn how you can report an issue.
Subscriptions, uploads, and playlists not appearing properly
UPDATE: 18 AUGUST 2017 17:15 UTC
Since January 2017, a few users have noticed inconsistent behavior in their subscriptions:
- Tapping or clicking Subscribe does not change the look of the button immediately.
- Channels you're subscribed to still show Subscribe button.
- Missing playlists, subscriptions, and uploads on your mobile device.
- (Fixed) Subscriptions not appearing in the Channel list of your Subscriptions tab.
Since users are still subscribed to these channels, they see notifications and videos appearing in the subscription feed. Subscriber counts are not affected by these issues.
If you are missing playlists, subscriptions, and uploads on your mobile device:
Try switching accounts to locate your content.
- Tap on the Account icon or profile photo.
- Tap the arrow next to your name.
- Tap on a channel in the list to start using that account.
For all other issues, check back here for updates.
Third party extensions subscribing you to channels without your permission
22:40 UTC 26 MAY 2017
Since early April, you may be experiencing an issue in which third party extensions subscribe you to channels without your permission. These are not official extensions from the Chrome Store and this behavior violates Chrome Web Store Terms of Service.
You may be experiencing this issue if:
- You see notifications for videos and channels that you don’t remember subscribing to.
- You see notifications for videos and channels that you have unsubscribed from.
Please be aware when downloading apps or extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store. If you believe that a violative app came from the Chrome Web Store, report it to Chrome.
Install and manage extensions
Only add extensions from the Chrome Store or sites you are familiar with.
- Before you install an extension, check which Chrome settings the extension changes.
- Check chrome://extensions to disable or remove extensions that you don't recognize.
- If you think you have malware, remove it.
- If you find something in the Chrome Web Store that violates the Chrome Web Store Terms of Service, report it.
Learn more about managing extensions.
Create videos and manage your channel
Subscriber count has dropped
UPDATED: AUGUST 31, 2017
From August 30-31, 2017 you may notice that your subscriber count has dropped. If so, it’s because we discovered a larger than normal amount of either closed or spam accounts subscribed to your channel. We have fixed the issue and removed these accounts from your subscriber counts. This is part of our regular process to make sure that our site metrics are free of spam.
Learn more about subscriber counts.
YouTube Capture unavailable on iOS 11
With the release of iOS 11, the YouTube Capture app is now incompatible with the new operating system and will not open. Any videos you’ve already uploaded to YouTube using the YouTube Capture app will not be affected.
We have built many of the features into the YouTube app so you don’t need two different apps for editing and uploading. Note that uploading through the YouTube app does not support multi-clip editing.
If you do not update to iOS 11, the app will continue working for the time being.
YouTube Partner Program
Monetization icons for channels with fewer than 10K views
12 SEPTEMBER 2017
In April 2017, we announced we’d stop showing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 lifetime views. Due to a technical issue, you may still see monetization icons in Creator Studio. We're currently working to fix this.
Once the issue is fixed for you, you'll no longer see the following notices in your account, which were previously displayed incorrectly:
- Green icon next to the videos in Video Manager
- "Monetization" feature labeled as "Enabled" at www.youtube.com/features
- "Account status: Monetization enabled" at www.youtube.com/account_monetization
- Ability to edit monetization settings for individual videos in Video Manager
Once your channel has 10,000 views, we'll review your application to join the YouTube Partner Program. This view count threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel.
You can learn more about changes to the YouTube Partner Program on the YouTube Creator Blog.