YouTube 'public watch hours or watch time not updating or reducing' glitch comes to light

YouTube is home to incalculable viral content including videos, shows, movies, songs, and more.

That’s when YouTube analytics come in handy as it gives a better understanding of a particular video and channel performance with key metrics and reports.

But when this feature is bugged, it can affect those yardsticks. For instance, we previously saw how YouTube Studio analytics started showing zero views.

YouTube ‘public watch hours not updating’ glitch

And now, several users (1,2,3,4,5) have taken to the community forum to complain about an issue where their YouTube watch time is not updating or keeps reducing.

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Hi, i have seen for months, that my watch time has been decreasing and yet i am uploading frequently. Would like to know why this is happenjng. Thanks

I’m a gaming creators since from 7 days I’m not getting views my views totally gets down even my shorts also not going to short feed section please help

Reports suggest that YouTube creators are having trouble seeing the updated number of minutes viewers have spent watching their content as it’s randomly declining.

In some cases, the total amount of watch time or number of public watch hours is continuously decreasing while in other cases, it’s not updating altogether.

This is quite concerning for many as it can possibly become a major hindrance in the way of monetizing their YouTube channel.

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We hope YouTube addresses this issue quickly as it’s seriously affecting those who want to capitalize on their channel. Unfortunately, we haven’t come across a workaround at this moment.

That being said, stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know if and when there are any further developments regarding the issue.

In the meantime, make sure you check out our YouTube bugs and issues tracker to see similar problems affecting users.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated YouTube section, so be sure to follow them as well.

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