YouTube is seen as one of the most popular social networking services and video-sharing websites. Every day, millions of individuals worldwide upload and watch thousands of videos. YouTube, among other things, has a comment section below videos where you may get the gist of a video without even listening to or watching it.
Many YouTube users have recently reported that the comments on the videos they are watching are not loading. Some of them see a loading icon that continues spinning, while others see a blank comment section.
Troubleshooting YouTube Comments That Aren’t Loading
However, resolving YouTube comment loading issues is not a simple operation. There’s no specific way to figure out why your YouTube comments aren’t loading, and it could be YouTube, or it could be your browser’s cache.
Don’t worry if you’re one of these YouTubers. The fixes listed below can assist you in resolving this issue.
Why Are YouTube Comments Not Loading?
The following are the most prevalent reasons why YouTube comments vanish:
2. Inadequate or lost internet connection: Another possibility is a slow Internet connection. It may result in the YouTube comment section of the website loading slowly, causing inaccessibility to some sections.
3. You don’t allow cookies: If you’ve prevented third-party cookies from being accepted by websites, this can also cause issues. When you try to access certain web pages in such instances, you will receive the “Cookies must be enabled” warning. For example, click here to open Chrome’s cookie management and look for the Accept Cookies From Sites option.
4. Interference with YouTube by a third-party plugin or browser extension: You may also notice that some plugins and extensions can conflict with the YouTube commenting system. It occurs when they prevent the page from loading specific elements. To resolve this issue, temporarily disable them until everything returns to normal.
5. Proxy configuration some users use proxy servers to circumvent ISP restrictions.
However, proxy networks do not typically operate well with online services such as Google. So, before you try to access YouTube, ensure sure your proxy server is turned off.
6. Corrupted browsing data: As you watch YouTube videos daily, there is a chance that the system will introduce an error that prevents YouTube comments from loading.
7. You don’t have enough space on your drive: Another probable cause of non-loading YouTube comments is a lack of hard drive capacity. If your laptop/PC has limited storage space, your browser will have difficulty retrieving the material and storing it in the browser cache.
8. There is a technical problem with YouTube: After all, it could be that the YouTube API is having a technical problem, preventing users’ comments from showing. Typically, these are short-term concerns, and even if the outage is severe, it only lasts a few hours.
How to fix YouTube comments not Loading
1. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account.
As a first step, sign in to any of your Google Accounts, whether on the YouTube website (Windows and macOS) or app (Android and IOS).
Even if you’re not signed in, you should be able to access the comments area; however, you won’t post or engage. Nonetheless, not being logged in was sometimes the primary reason users could not see any comments appearing.
Signing in, we assume that YouTube has your browsing profile and permits certain elements to be displayed.
You should see the Sign in button if you aren’t already signed in.
To access this Sign In page on mobile, hit the Profile symbol in the upper right corner.
You could also try signing into another Google account that you may have sitting around. Try revisiting the comments area with this spare account. Additionally, utilizing a different Google account may allow you to submit YouTube comments again successfully.
2. Refresh the YouTube page.
If you haven’t tried reloading the video page yet, we strongly advise you to do so. Even a little action like this may be sufficient to resolve the “YouTube Comments Not Showing” problem.
To do so, navigate to the YouTube website using a web browser (Windows or Mac) and click the Reload button.
3. Look through the comments section of a different video.
This “YouTube Comments not loading” issue may only occur with the comments area of a single video at times. As a result, it’s best to double-check that the YouTube comments aren’t also missing from other videos. Also, look at the comments section of a separate YouTuber’s video.
Similarly, try commenting on another video if you receive the “unable to publish YouTube comments” error. This stage is to see if your comments can be shared across many YouTube channels. Some YouTubers may have enabled the option to “hold possibly objectionable comments for evaluation.” As a result, if your comments appear on other videos, there shouldn’t be a problem with your YouTube account prohibiting you from commenting.
4. Rephrase your Comment
So you discover that your comments for this one YouTube video do not appear to be posted. As previously said, this could be due to particular wording in your reply. YouTubers can ban “inappropriate” comments that utilize obscene language or spread negativity. As a result, they’ll have to painstakingly evaluate and approve these comments before they can be published. On the other hand, a YouTuber is unlikely to spend time scrolling through hundreds of unapproved comments.
Furthermore, suppose you’ve been commenting on many videos in a row. In that case, your account may be flagged as spam, especially if your comments are identical and appear suspicious, advertising some unrelated product to the movie in general.
As a result, erase your last remark and edit it before submitting it again, but refrain from using:
In general, avoid posting anything that would raise an eyebrow.
Also, try to space out your comments, so it doesn’t appear spam. If your account is flagged for spam, simply refrain from commenting for a few days.
5. Sort the Comments Section from top to bottom, newest to oldest, and vice versa
This has the same effect as refreshing the comment sections. As a result, users have discovered that altering this setting ends the endless loading cycle and displays comments that would otherwise be hidden.
In addition, if your comments aren’t posting, try switching to Newest first. This is because it’s pretty improbable that your comment will appear in the Top Comments right immediately, especially if it starts with 0 likes.
Click the SORT BY button and select either Top comments or Newest first.
6. Open YouTube in Incognito Mode
No extensions or plugins are used when you open a web page in incognito mode. Furthermore, no surfing data, cookies, or other site data are collected to interfere with the web page, e.g., YouTube. As a result of performing this step, you can determine whether there is a problem with your web browser (e.g., Google Chrome), such as an interfering extension preventing the comments from loading.
The steps below demonstrate how to open YouTube incognito, whether using a web browser or the YouTube app.
If you’re using Google Chrome, you can open an incognito window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N at the same time. Alternatively, click the three dots in the upper right corner and select New incognito mode.
To open the incognito window in Safari on macOS, press the Command + Shift + N buttons together.
Tap your profile at the upper right of the YouTube app on iOS or Android devices and select Turn on Incognito.
Finally, if this successfully displays the comments section, you’ll need to figure out were element of your web browser is preventing the YouTube comments from loading. As a result, make sure to try the following actions.
7. Delete Browsing Cache, Specifically Cookies and Site Data
The longer you engage with the YouTube website, the larger your browsing cache or data will become. Cache accumulated over time can inhibit the YouTube site, resulting in various technical difficulties, such as the “YouTube Comments Not Showing” error. As a result, browsing data, including cookies and site data, should be removed regularly.
You can do this by doing a Hard Refresh, which clears the browser cache and reloads the YouTube site.
For Windows, most web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) allow you to do a hard refresh by pressing the Ctrl + F5 keys simultaneously at the YouTube Page.
For Safari on a Mac, hold down the Command() + Option() + R keys at the same time.
Alternatively, we recommend emptying all browser caches linked with the YouTube site on your web browser.
8. Delete Youtube App Cache and Data (Android and IOS / iPhone)
If you’re experiencing the “YouTube comments not showing” bug on the mobile app, we recommend emptying the app cache or data. Removing the YouTube app cache is one of the most effective cures for these technical issues, even mobile apps.
Unfortunately, there is no direct way to erase the YouTube app cache or data if you are using an iOS device. As a result, we recommend reinstalling the YouTube app on your phone. Of course, because you’re deleting all the files, this method is more effective in erasing app data and resolving numerous app difficulties. So, if you’re an Android user, feel free to do the same.
To accomplish this, delete the YouTube app entirely and reinstall it from the App Store. You may erase the YouTube app cache on Android devices by going to the App Info section of the Settings app:
- Launch the Settings app, navigate to Apps & notifications, and choose YouTube from the list of apps.
- Select Storage and Clear Data and Clear Cache from the App Info page to eliminate unnecessary app data.
9. Deactivate Ad block Plus and Other Extensions
An ad blocker can prevent access to particular website components that are likely advertisements. Nonetheless, it can occasionally malfunction and inadvertently interfere with site functionalities, causing YouTube comments to fail to load correctly. This also applies to other add-ons/extensions, even if they aren’t configured for YouTube.
We recommend temporarily removing any web browser extensions, plugins, or other add-ons to see whether that’s the problem.
10. Experiment with a Different Web Browser
We usually recommend using Google Chrome because YouTube is well-optimized for Chrome, and they’re both housed under the same roof. Chrome, on the other hand, is not immune to YouTube mistakes. In reality, people have discovered that using alternative web browsers appears to be the appropriate solution to various YouTube concerns.
As a result, simply launch another web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, which comes preloaded on your Windows PC. Firefox, Safari, and Opera should all function as well!
As a result, if you discover more minor troubles when using YouTube, there may be an interfering cache or extensions in your initial Google Chrome browser. Feel free to use YouTube on the new web browser for a limited period in the interim. Steps 7 and 8 can be used to resolve issues with the Google Chrome web browser.
11. Turn off the proxy settings and any VPNs
When the proxy settings are activated, it can occasionally cause internet connectivity issues, resulting in difficulties loading the YouTube comments sections. VPNs function similarly to proxies, and therefore if the VPN was not correctly configured, these issues might also arise.
As a result, if you’re using a VPN service, consider turning it off and then back on. This correctly reconfigures the VPN, ensuring that you will not experience internet connection issues in the future. If the YouTube comments are still not appearing, disable the VPN entirely and see if it solves the problem.
12. Make Use of the Old YouTube Layout
Many users have stated that the new YouTube site layout leads them to experience various issues. Because it is still in development, the new layout may be buggy for some. As a result, we recommend reverting to the old layout to see if this causes the YouTube comments error.
You might lose out on the Dark theme. However, if you’re like us and desperately require dark mode, you can use a dark mode Google extension afterwards.
YouTube frequently patches these layout change mechanisms. Check the video’s comments for updates on whether this method still works.
13. Reset Web Browser Preferences
So you discover that there are issues with a specific web browser generating the “YouTube comments not showing” error. As a result, if you want to access YouTube comments in that browser, we recommend this final step. After doing so, your web browser will revert to its default settings. As a result, you may need to sign in again to your other internet profiles, such as Facebook and YouTube.
14. Wait for YouTube for a Fix
The YouTube comments won’t load after you’ve tried everything? The best thing to do is wait for the correct repair from YouTube.
This comment error could result from a problem or a bug that YouTube is working on behind the scenes. As a result, if there are any big mistakes like this, YouTube should correct them within a few days. So return to YouTube after a few days.
In the meantime, make sure that the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device is up to date.