[Update: Fixed] YouTube playlists & saved/liked videos disappeared for some users, multiple platforms affected

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

Original story (published on October 08, 2021) follows:

YouTube has grown to become such an integral part of our online lives. The platform hosts millions of hours worth of videos from entertainment content to educational material and everything in between.

In a bid to allow users to properly organize their libraries, YouTube has a nifty playlists feature. This allows users to organize their videos and save content they deem useful.

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Well, now it is coming to light that there might be an issue with this feature. YouTube users have been flocking community forums and social media platforms, noting that suddenly, their YouTube playlists seem to have all disappeared.

According to these users, on logging into YouTube on the web, they notice that there is no dropdown menu for playlists or liked videos list. Mobile users aren’t spared either.

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Today I got on YouTube and went to go look for a tutorial video I had saved in one of my many playlists as I like to be organized. My playlists are gone. Completely. I didn’t even have an option for playlists on the side bar. On mobile they’re gone too. Just nothing
However I can still save videos to my playlists and they all show up, I just have no way of accessing them. Has anyone else had this problem, or know a solution?
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I know my playlists weren’t deleted. But for some reason, on my phone, the youtube playlists dissapeared. No updates are pending, and I’ve tried restarting my device. Because I have a Google Pixel 5, uninstalling isn’t an option I believe. Need some help.
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Opened YouTube and all my youtube playlists dissapeared? I don’t know where they went and I’m kind of freaking out about it because I’ve spent years curate and I just don’t know where they went. Anyone have any fixes?
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Interestingly, some users have been able to access these playlists on YouTube using YouTube Studio.

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At the time of writing, it remains unclear what exactly causes this bug but what we know is that this issue is pretty widespread. We shall continue to keep an eye on this development and report as and when we get more info.

Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to be the first to know if anything changes if you too have had your YouTube Playlists disappeared.

Update 1 (October 08)

03:35 pm (IST): YouTube support confirmed that the team is aware of the issue where the playlists of some users are missing. A fix for the bug is in the works, however, there’s no ETA.

We’ve received similar reports about missing playlists and our team currently working on a fix. Appreciate your patience in the meantime. (Source)

Update 2 (November 22)

11:50 am (IST): The YouTube issue where playlists along with saved/liked videos kept on disappearing for some users has now been resolved.

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