[Updated] YouTube Music 2022 Recap not working, showing up or disappeared for some, issue acknowledged (workaround inside)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on November 25, 2022) follows:
The end of the year 2022 is near, so the most popular music streaming apps are in full rollout of the annual ‘musical personal tastes summary’ for its users.
Each service names the summary differently, although in essence they are similar. Spotify users are receiving ‘Wrapped’, Apple Music users are receiving ‘Replay’, and YouTube Music users are receiving ‘Recap’.
However, currently multiple YouTube Music users are reporting that Recap 2022 is not working, showing up or disappeared for them.
YouTube Music 2022 Recap not working, showing up or disappeared
Several reports indicate that users are experiencing issues when trying to browse their YouTube Music 2022 Recap. In some cases, Recap 2022 is not showing up or completely missing.
2022 recap not showing up. Ive made sure the app has the most recwnt updates and ive met the time requirement for the recap but its just telling me to come back later. This happened laste year too and i never got one then either.
seasonal recap not showing up. ive listened to alot of music on youtube music but whenever i try to see my recap it says “nothing to hear here”. my app is up to date and i have all the requirements.
Meanwhile, in other cases the Recap is glitched, skipping all stories at high speed.
YouTube Recap 2022 stories not working? The 2022 Recap shows in my YouTube Music App, but when I want to watch the stoires of the Recap it glitches out and skips all the stories very fast not letting me see or pause it.
I tried restarting my phone, loggin out and in, reinstalling but nothing helped.
YouTube music recap not working. Hey team, my YT music recap isnt working. When selecting the button, i am unable to see anything as it rapidly goes through 10 slides in less than half a second.
Try this workaround
Fortunately, there is a workaround that is helping those affected by the problem. Basically, all you need is to enable animations on your phone through system settings:
try enabling animations in your phone’s settings – it just fixed mine
For some unknown reason, disabling animations on the device causes a malfunction in YouTube Music 2022 Recap. Fortunately, the YouTube team is already aware of the problem and working on a fix.
we’re aware and looking into this issue w/ the YouTube Music Recap 2022. we’ll pass along your report too!
Feel free to leave your comment in the box below if the workaround was useful for you. We will update this story once new relevant developments emerge.
Update 1 (December 02, 2022)
04:55 pm (IST): Through a support website, YouTube team outlines how YouTube Music users can access their Recap 2022 from all supported platforms.
From the web version, the process is as follows:
Go to music.youtube.com in a web browser. Select your profile photo and then Your channel. Find “Your Recap” shelf. You’ll see your Recap playlists. Select your Recap playlist to open it.
From Android to iOS devices, you can access as follows:
Go to the YouTube Music app on your mobile device. Make sure you’re signed in. Select your profile photo and then Your Recap. You’ll see the Recap page with your playlists, along with your top stats in stories. Note: If you have photos available in Google Photos, and you’ve opted in to the photos feature, you’ll see your photos featured within Recap. You can download and share each of your photo cards with friends. To view your stories, select Watch now. You can also download, or share the stories.
Also, here’s what you can do if you don’t see personalized photos featured within your Recap (or how to prevent them from appearing if you prefer):
Update 2 (December 23, 2022)
12:02 pm (IST): In a recent response, YouTube support said that users should have at least 10 hours of music listening time across YouTube platforms from January 1 to November 15, 2022 in order to get YouTube Music Recap.
to be eligible for YTM recap, any free or paid YT + YTM user needs to have at least 10 hours of music listening time across YouTube platforms from January 1, 2022 to November 15th, 2022. lmk if you have other q’s (Source)
Update 3 (December 28, 2022)
11:38 am (IST): The affected users are now being urged by support to provide feedback for additional research.
to be eligible for the 2022 Recap, make sure you’ve had at least 10 hours of music listening time across YT platforms from January 1 to November 15, 2022: https://goo.gle/3I114jL if you’re still having trouble seeing it, send us a feedback report here: https://goo.gle/3vhthvi
Update 4 (December 29, 2022)
17:11 pm (IST): YouTube has recently advised users to update their YouTube Music app to the most recent version available in order to receive the Recap in addition to the 10+ hours of music listened.
to view your 2022 Recap, you’ll need to have at least 10 hours of music listening time across YouTube platforms from January 1, 2022 to November 15th, 2022. also. make sure you’re using the latest version of the app!
However, there are some users who satisfy both requirements but have not yet gotten a Recap.
I have version 5.36.51 and have absolutely listened t more than 10 hours worth of music in that time frame.
Update 5 (January 02, 2023)
18:11 pm (IST): Some YouTube Music listeners allege that their Recap statistics are wrong since the featured artists or songs are not the ones they listened to the most (1,2,3).
The #Recap of @youtubemusic said that the song I heard the most in 2022 was “Voltei Pra Mim” by Marina Sena. Then when I go to check my Last fm today, it turned out that “As It Was” was the one I heard the most.
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