Isn’t it annoying that you are watching a video on YouTube and scroll down to read the quirkiest comments by people, but comments are not loading? Well, we know how super irritating it is!
After all, who doesn’t want to know what other like-minded people are thinking and commenting? Don’t worry guys! We have ensured that you will fix this issue after reading this article thoroughly. Here, we have listed 10 best and effective ways to fix YouTube comments not showing up. So, without any more discussion, let’s start:
1# Check Whether You’ve To Sign In To Youtube
The first thing to do if you cannot see comments loading on any YouTube video is to check whether you have signed in on YouTube or not. Many times, you can only access YouTube when you sign in with the account associated with your Google Id. So, if you have not signed it, simply head over to the ‘sign in’ button on the top right corner of YouTube, enter your email and password, and you’re done.
2# Open Youtube In The Incognito Tab
When you open any page or site in the incognito tab, then there is no browsing data, cache files, or cookies that can interrupt the working of that page. So, consider opening YouTube from it once and check if the problem is with the web browser that is not allowing you to view the YouTube comments.
If you are using chrome, then you can either press Ctrl+shift + N together to open an incognito tab or just tap on the 3 dots at the top right of your page. From there, you can clearly locate the ‘new incognito mode.’
For safari or macOS users, you can open the incognito tab by pressing the command+shift+N keys together. For those who use YouTube on android or iOS, the process is as simple as clicking on your profile at the upper right and select ‘turn on incognito.’
3# Review The Comment Section Of Any Other Video
Sometimes, the issue of YouTube comments not showing up occurs with a particular video from the official end only. Therefore, it is always advisable to check the comments for any other video, or you can also try various Youtuber to see if the issue is persisting for all videos or for a specific one.
Similarly, if you are unable to comment on a YouTube video, then try commenting on some other videos to ensure the source of the problem. Many times, some Youtuber intentionally ‘hold potentially inappropriate comments for review,’ so if your comments are posted successfully on other videos, then the problem is not within your account or device.
4# Sort Comments From Top To Newest
If YouTube comments are not loading on any video you are browsing, but it shows a rotating circle, you can try to sort the comment from top to most recent. It is one of the most common issues that have been reported by many people so far.
Sorting comments from old to new or vice versa refresh the comment box. With this, you might be able to load all the comments properly and enjoy reading them!
5# Clear Chrome Cache Files, Data, And Mainly Cookies
Cache files or cookies can be one of the most prominent reasons for why you are unable to view the YouTube comments of any video. Here are the exact steps you can follow to delete cache and cookies from your browser:
- Navigate to the chrome settings and type’ cache’.
- Now click on the ‘clear browsing data.’
- After that, select the time range to all-time for deleting the complete history.
- At last, click on clear data.
In case you’re using Microsoft Edge, follow these steps to clear cache files from your browser:
- Open chrome settings and search ‘cache.’
- Tap on ‘choose what to clear.’
- Now select the time range as ‘all-time’ and clear data.
This method mainly works for many issues, such as the one you’re facing right now – YouTube comments not showing up. That’s why it is recommended to delete your browser’s cache cookies from time to time.
6# Clear App Cache And Data (Android/Ios)
As mentioned above, clearing the cache cookies and data can prove effective in solving the issue of YouTube comments not showing. So, just like you did for the browser, clear it from your mobile app is also significant.
For android, you can follow these steps to clear the cache from your YouTube app:
- Locate the settings of your YouTube app and select ‘apps and notifications.’
- Now from the long list of apps, select ‘YouTube.’
- With this, you will see a page consisting of app info, select ‘storage,’ and then clear data or clear cache.
- And you’re done!!
Unfortunately, for IOS users, there is no direct way/method to delete the YouTube app cache files or cookies. So what you can do instead is uninstall the YouTube app from your device and install it again. When you uninstall an app, all the stored files and cookies related to it get deleted automatically, so you can use the app with no issue after that. The same can be tested on android too.
7# Disable The Proxy On Your PC
Sometimes using a proxy server on your PC can interrupt the working connection of YouTube or any other web page, so disable it and see if it fixes the issue of YouTube comments.
- Open the chrome, then settings, and click on the ‘advanced drop-down button.’
- After that, tap on the ‘open your computer’s proxy settings.’
By following these steps, you will be redirected to your PC settings, from where you can disable the proxy connection easily.
7# Disable Ad Blocker And Any Other Extensions
The main job of an ad blocker is to block some aspects of a site, majorly ads. However, sometimes using ad blockers can interrupt a site’s functioning, just like in this case. So, disabling the ad blocker and other extensions from your browser can also help fix the issue of ‘YouTube comments not showing up.’
To do so, all you have to do is click on the three dots at the upper right of any page and choose ‘more tools.’ From there, select ‘extensions,’ and you will see all the extensions installed on your system currently. Now just switch off the ad blocker and all the extensions you wish to disable.
8# Change Your Youtube Layout
If none of the above-discussed methods worked for you, then it’s time you try changing your YouTube layout. Follow the below-mentioned steps to do so:
- Open the YouTube page, click on your profile picture and select ‘settings.’
- Now click on the ‘view additional features’ under settings.
- After that, tap on the ‘YouTube logo’ from the upper left.
With this, your YouTube layout will set back to the old one. Now check if you can view the YouTube comments or not.
9# Reset Your Web Browser Settings
If your problem with YouTube comments not showing up is because of a particular web browser, the only thing you can do is reset your web browser settings. It will set your browser to default settings. Now you will have to sign in again to all your accounts that have been stored with the browser.
Here is the process you can simply follow to reset your browser settings:
- Click on the three dots at the upper right corner of any page.
- Then select Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Now click on ‘advanced’ from the left and select ‘reset and clean up.’
- After that, tap on ‘reset settings’ on the pop-up box.
So, these are the top 10 ways to fix the problem of ‘YouTube comments not showing up. Alternatively, make sure your internet connection is stable and smooth because an inadequate connection can also result in these types of issues. Other than that, you can try all the methods we have described one by one and check if you can load your YouTube comments. For any queries, comment down and let us know!