YouTube Library tab broken and sidebar missing, users say
Incoming are reports related to two separate YouTube-related issues. First one is specific to the YouTube Android app wherein the Library tab is not working, rather throwing an error. And the second one is on the YouTube desktop client where the content displayed on the sidebar is nowhere to be found. Lets take both the issues one by one.
Library tab not working
YouTube’s Android app users are reportedly not able to access their Library, for it’s throwing a loading error, as can be seen in the some of the following tweets.
@TeamYouTube I have a serious issue that's extremely annoying. When I open the YouTube app, everything works except for the library. No matter how many times I refresh it or restart my phone it doesn't get fixed, please do something. pic.twitter.com/BXD5pBL9Pr
— Noelle Raske (@cinnble) December 5, 2018
So this is the 2nd day this happened to my account. My other accounts are fine but for some reason. I can’t use the library tab on YouTube app or on the website. Thought it was a glitch but doesn’t seem to be. Can you help me @YouTube pic.twitter.com/lzkazdyor9
— ✯WarHeadinc✯ (@WarHeadinc) December 4, 2018
— Hira Shakeel (@NuclearDucki) December 3, 2018
Ughhh apparently I got that YouTube bug that won't let you open your saved playlists/library tab. Just get an error message.
— Jessica “Has the Power of God & Anime on Her Side” (@rainbowreverie) December 4, 2018
It turns out that a YouTube app without a working Library (and thus no access to my Watch Later list) is not very useful. Especially when closing the app, restarting the device, and deleting+reloading the app don’t fix it.
Maybe it’ll be working tomorrow. What’s good on Netflix?
— Maes Hughes (@metadoxy) December 4, 2018
Regarding the aforementioned issue, one of the users even got to hear from Team YouTube on Twitter, and here’s what they said:
Thanks for the report. We'll pass this along to our team.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 5, 2018
But that’s unlike an official acknowledgement.
Sidebar menu gone
Moving on, another major issue that has come to our sight is the sidebar (or guidebar as some users call it on the left side upper corner of the page) gone missing from the YouTube’s desktop client. While some say the content is missing, others say it displays other stuff (as can be seen in the following user shared screenshot).
Users on Twitter say:
— Joshua N. (@HylianTrainer98) December 5, 2018
Okay, but seriously. Is this a glitch or intentional, @YouTube? There's just nothing down the whole left side of the page?? And the playlists and subscribed channels list are just gone??? pic.twitter.com/SVsWYwgLW9
— Anna Beth (@AnnaBethGillon) December 5, 2018
We hope Google looks into the both the matters soon and does the needful to fix things up, just like they are doing for fixing up the YouTube TV app glitch on Apple TVs. Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when any further development takes place on the issues in question.
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