YouTube channels hijacked with videos from CasualChannel User, issue under investigation
YouTube is the second most visited website on the internet, right after Google. With more than 2.6 billion monthly active users, the company generated a revenue amounting to $28.84 billion last year.
Owned by Alphabet Inc., the website was founded in April 2005 and was soon purchased by Google.
But as is the case with every online service, technical glitches such as YouTube playlists not showing up in search results and videos missing ‘upload date’ information have ruined the user experience for many.
Some say they tried reinstalling the YouTube app and clearing the cache but nothing seems to help. Below are a few reports from YouTube creators who are seeing videos from CasualChannel User on their channel page.
@TeamYouTube There is this YouTube channel that puts their videos onto other peoples channels home page. I don’t know if he’s hacking or something, but it is annoying. Here’s the channel that is doing so:
@TeamYouTube Hi Team YouTube My YouTube channel is hacked please help me to recover my channel. My channel is about BTS but now there are some unknown videos that I haven’t uploaded and also I’m not having delete option
Users are confused and wondering how videos from CasualChannel User landed up on their channel page.
Thankfully, YouTube developers have commented on the matter and said they are aware of the issue where some users are seeing videos from CasualChannel User on their channel page. They also shared a workaround that requires users to log out of the YouTube app and log in again.
Thanks for the video clip – we’ve received similar reports that some are seeing Casual Channel User in their YT homepage & we’re looking into it. Btw, we recommend logging out + back in to your account & update the app if available – that might help fix the issue too.
Unfortunately, they did not share any ETA on when the issue will be resolved. We hope the developers soon find out the root cause of the problem and fix it as soon as possible.
As always, we will be keeping tabs on the matter and update this article as and when required so make sure you keep checking this space.
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