YouTube bugs, issues & new features tracker for 2023 (cont. updated)

Tracker Guide
(Among the following, click on the section of interest to go to it)
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Jan. 4 YouTube TV NBC 4K oversaturation issue Investigating
Jan. 31 YouTube Start up sound too loud on Smart TVs & boxes Fixed
Jan. 4 YouTube YPP Start Appeal button not working Investigating
Feb. 27 iOS ‘Something went wrong’ error Fixed Available
Jan. 12 All Views dropping or disappearing on videos Fixed
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Jan. 16 All ‘The Waffle House has found its new host’ spam comment Unacknowledged Available
Jan. 19 iOS Live Chat mode not working Acknowledged
Jan. 27 All New videos have an upload date from the past Acknowledged
Feb. 10 Web app Three videos per row instead of four Unacknowledged Available
Feb. 15 YouTube Studio Realtime views inaccurate Acknowledged
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Feb. 16 Web app Black screen in full-screen mode Acknowledged Available
Feb. 16 YouTube YouTube video playback getting glitchy or distorted Acknowledged
Mar. 3 Web app Show transcript option missing or not showing up Unacknowledged
Mar. 6 All Videos not going in short feed Acknowledged
Mar. 7 All Channels getting stricks for playlist videos that violate community guidelines Unacknowledged
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Mar. 8 All Hogwarts Legacy (2023) category removed Acknowledged
Mar. 8 All ‘Not interested’ option removed Unacknowledged
Mar. 10 All Keeps pausing the video when trying to type a comment Unacknowledged
Aug. 25 All Recommendations are weird or unrelated to interests Still persists Available
Mar. 28 App Comments disappearing or getting stuck on loading when posting Fixed Available
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Mar. 28 App Not working and throwing ‘internal error’ message on Sony Bravia TVs Acknowledged
Mar. 28 All Captions automatically turning on Resurfaced; Investigating
Mar. 29 All Don’t recommend channel or Block user feature not working Investigating
Mar. 28 All Feed filled with Shorts recommendations Unacknowledged
Mar. 28 All Shorts recommendations repeating content Unacknowledged Available
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May 22 All Videos stuck on ‘Processing will begin shortly’ Resurfaced
Apr. 3 All Home page blank or not loading properly Reportedly fixed
Apr. 5 All Users criticizing the ‘For You’ default tab Unacknowledged
Apr. 7 All ‘5-second countdown’ before ads missing or removed Acknowledged
Apr. 11 All Revenue showing 0 or not updating Fixed
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Apr. 18 All Videos laggy, loading slow or buffering on iOS and other platforms Acknowledged
Apr. 17 All CTR values dropped or lower than usual Acknowledged
Apr. 19 Desktop New YouTube UI or layout on desktop site met with backlash Unacknowledged Workaround
Apr. 19 All YouTube Premium Student plans incorrectly changed to Individual plans Acknowledged
Apr. 20 iOS,Android ‘Liked videos’ missing from Library Acknowledged
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Apr. 20 iOS,Android New ‘horizontal playlist scrolling’ criticized Unacknowledged Available
Apr. 25 All YouTube two-step verification (2FA) not working Acknowledged Unavailable
Apr. 26 All Data is underreported for some dates Acknowledged
May 01 All ‘Includes paid promotion’ tab showing for the entire video Acknowledged
May 02 iOS, Android New Playlists UI on mobile faces backlash Unacknowledged Available
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May 08 All Invalid traffic issue limits ads on Channels Unacknowledged
Aug. 29 Desktop Video resolution defaulting to 360p or 720p resolution Acknowledged Available
May 12 iOS YouTube Studio app ‘Dark Mode’ not working Acknowledged
May 15 iOS Mention feature not working Acknowledged
May 16 All YouTube videos are blurry or of low quality Unacknowledged
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May 16 All Constant long unskippable ads on YouTube Acknowledged
May 19 All Videos pausing by themselves (‘Are you still there?’ message) Unacknowledged (1, 2)
May 24 All Max users unable to login on YouTube TV Acknowledged Available
Jun. 2 All Thumbnails on Subscription page zoomed-in Intended Available
Jun. 2 All Playlists not showing up in search results Fixed
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Jun. 8 All YouTube Watch later button/icon missing Acknowledged Available
Jun. 15 All ‘Open in a new tab’ not working or missing Acknowledged Available
Jun. 26 Xbox ‘Screen splitting or tearing’ glitch Acknowledged Available
Jun. 28 All YouTube Analytics showing zero revenue Acknowledged Available
Jun. 29 All YouTube showing chapters from a different video in description Unacknowledged
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Jul. 5 All Users unable to remove videos from ‘Watch Later’ (502 error) Unacknowledged Available
Jul. 14 All ‘See live count’ button not working (blank screen) Acknowledged
Aug. 3 All ‘Related videos and topics’ not loading while playing videos Acknowledged Available
Jul. 13 All Users annoyed by the ‘1080p Premium Enhanced Bitrate’ setting Unacknowledged
Jul. 21 All YouTube Premium price increase to $13.99 or $18.99 (on iOS) met with backlash Unacknowledged
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Jul. 24 All Next video plays even when Autoplay is turned off Acknowledged
Jul. 24 Pixel devices Partially crashing on Android 14 beta Unacknowledged
Jul. 27 Pixel devices Automatic subtitle translation not working Fixed Available
Jul. 25 All Black screen when uploading Shorts Acknowledged
Aug. 17 All Forcing users to enable ‘Watch history’ to show video recommendations Intended Available
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Jul. 27 All Search bar not working (no results) Fixed
Jul. 31 All YouTube videos buffering more frequently lately Unacknowledged
Aug. 17 All YouTube logo font changed Acknowledged
Aug. 21 All Search results irrelevant Unacknowledged
Aug. 25 YouTube Studio ‘Something went wrong’ error when trying to edit videos Acknowledged Workarounds
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Aug. 29 iOS App not loading or crashing Acknowledged
Aug. 31 Microsoft Edge YouTube videos not playing properly (black screen with audio) Unacknowledged
Sept. 7 All Full screen ads for NFL Sunday Ticket Official word
Sept. 11 All Number of likes/dislikes in Analytics different from the watch page Acknowledged
Sept. 18 All Studio showing low subscribers count Fixed
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Sept. 15 All YouTube Continue Watching allegedly becoming a Premium feature Intended
Sept. 29 All New or latest YouTube videos not showing up on home or channel pages Acknowledged
Sept. 29 All Newly uploaded videos not showing up in videos tab Acknowledged
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 10 Shorts creators to get ad revenue Confirmed All
Feb. 16 YouTube Kids coming to app on game consoles & smart TVs Confirmed
Feb. 22 Create button with an option to post podcast Under testing All
Apr. 11 ‘1080p Premium’ video quality with enhanced bitrate Available
Apr. 11 Share Play feature for Premium subscribers Available
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Apr. 11 Premium subscribers can add videos to queue while watching content Available Phones and Tablets
May 26 Stories will no longer be available starting June 26 Confirmed All
Jun. 14 Monetization requirements have been reduced Confirmed All
Jun. 26 AI-powered dubbing Confirmed All
Jun. 26 Playable games inside YouTube coming soon Under testing All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jul. 17 ‘Stable Volume’ feature Rolling out All
Jul. 24 Turn comments into TikTok style videos Under testing All
Aug. 1 AI-generated video summaries Under testing All
Aug. 11 URLs in Shorts comments and descriptions will no longer be clickable Coming soon (Aug. 31) All
Aug. 14 Countdown timer for ad-block messages Under testing All
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Aug. 18 Q&A stickers for Shorts Under testing All
Aug. 23 Small ‘Skip ads’ button Under testing All
Aug. 24 Hum tunes to find songs Under testing All
Sep. 7 Longer but fewer ad breaks Under testing Smart TV app
Sep. 7 Removing individual choice for ad formats in YouTube Studio Coming soon (November) All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Sep. 7 ‘Playables’ on Desktop and Mobile devices Under testing All
Sep. 7 Vertical live feed for Mobile users Under testing All
Sep. 8 Color-based video feed Under testing All
Sep. 22 New splash screen animation Rolling out Mobile app
Sep. 26 Premium Lite membership Discontinued All
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Jan. 20 Apple TV ‘Live guide’ scroll not working & switched to old ‘Grid style’ layout Fixed Available
Jun. 07 All Refreshed ‘Library UI’ faces backlash Acknowledged
Jan. 24 All 4K Plus add-on promo at $4.99 for 24 months a scam or pointless Unacknowledged
Jun. 07 All Audio not syncing after 5.1 surround sound update Fix rolling out
Feb. 01 All MLB network exit from YouTube TV Intended Alternatives
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Feb. 07 All Library not working or loading Fixed
Feb. 13 All Super Bowl buffering or pausing Feedback asked
Feb. 13 All Pixelation during the Super Bowl Investigating
Feb. 21 Apple TV Apple TV users seeing ‘black screen’ after exiting YouTube app Acknowledged Available
Mar. 23 All Glitchy TBS channel Fixed
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Mar. 29 Samsung TVs App freezing or not working Fixed
Mar. 29 Samsung TVs Live guide not updating Fixed
Mar. 21 Apple TV Auto-switching to HDR not working Fixed
Mar. 27 Apple TV App crashing on Apple TV 4K Unacknowledged
Mar. 27 All Homepage showing same videos Unacknowledged
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Apr. 4 Apple TV App crashes on Apple TV after the latest update Unacknowledged
Apr. 10 All Start appeal button missing or not working Acknowledged
May 5 All Subscribers through Verizon report bill payment issues Acknowledged
May 10 All ‘Key Plays’ feature missing Acknowledged
May 19 All Buffering or freezing when watching Lakers vs Nuggets game Fixed
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May 26 All Survivor show not showing in the library Acknowledged
Apr. 21 Apple TV Video stuttering or choppy for some Fixed
Jun. 12 All Startup or intro sound randomly playing while watching shows Acknowledged Available
Jul. 12 All Thumbnails too large or zoomed in Unacknowledged
Jul. 20 All Unskippable ads on DVR recordings Unacknowledged
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Aug. 4 All Live guide UI showing only 3 channels Acknowledged Fixed
Aug. 10 All Expedition X categorized as S4 Episode 12 Acknowledged
Aug. 22 All FanDuel Promotion ($100 off) issue with Sunday Ticket Investigating
Sept. 5 All Multiview feature limited options Acknowledged
Sept. 6 All Full screen ads for NFL Sunday Ticket Unacknowledged
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Sept. 11 All Youtube TV users unable to purchase Sports Plus package Acknowledged Workarounds
Sept. 18 All NFL Redzone streaming limit errors Allegedly acknowledged
Sept. 19 Apple TV 4K ESPN games in 1080p quality instead of 4K Acknowledged
Sept. 28 All DVR recording not working or throwing ‘Playback error’ Acknowledged
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 17 Free, ad-supported TV channels hub Under testing All
Jan. 26 New channels added (Scripps News, Ion, and Bounce) Available All
Jul. 31 Multiview support Rolling out All
Jun. 2 Tennis Channel on YouTube TV Available with sports pack All
Jun. 22 Non-sport Multiview steams Under testing All
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Jan. 6 YouTube Music ‘Something went wrong’ error Investigating
Jan. 12 YouTube Music Library redesign heavily criticized Unacknowledged
Jan. 13 YouTube Music Automatic shuffle glitch (downloads not playing in order) Unacknowledged
Apr. 18 Android & iOS Album cover art clipped on the Now Playing screen Unacknowledged
Jun. 29 YouTube Music Mini player update replaces skip button with cast button Intended
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Aug. 9 All Watch history not updating Acknowledged
Aug. 18 Android & iOS YouTube Music reverting ‘remix’, ‘nightcore’ or ‘mashup’ songs to original track in playlist Unacknowledged
Sept. 14 Android YouTube Music real-time, karaoke styled lyrics scrolling up and down Unacknowledged
Sept. 15 All YouTube Music ‘Shuffle songs’ allegedly becoming a premium paid feature Unacknowledged
Sept. 27 All Song details section in Related feed Rolling out
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 6 Media tap to transfer feature Coming soon All
Jan. 11 Library UI redesign Rolling out Android & iOS
Jan. 20 Listening Room (closed beta signups) Available All
Feb. 1 Google Meet Live Sharing Rumored All
Feb. 14 Album redesign Rolling out Android & iOS
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Feb. 22 ‘Create a radio’ feature Rolling out Android & iOS
Mar. 30 Podcasts Rolling out All
Mar. 20 Auto-download recently played songs Available Android
Apr. 05 Grid view for Library Tab Under Testing Android
Apr. 11 Real time lyrics for songs Available All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Apr. 26 YouTube Premium won’t include YouTube Music Premium Confirmed All
May 18 Album recommendations Rolling out All
Aug. 16 Shorts coming to YouTube Music via Samples tab Rolling out All
Jun. 2 Play counts for popular songs Rolling out All
Jun. 8 Carousel added to Now playing Under testing All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 8 Dedicated Apple TV app Leaked Apple TV
Jun. 15 Bigger ‘Listen Again’ section Under testing All
Jul. 7 Ability to comment Reportedly coming soon All
Aug. 18 Play all the songs in select carousels on Home feed Rolling out All
Aug. 25 Live lyrics Rolling out All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Aug. 28 Support for RSS uploads for podcasters Coming soon All
Aug. 31 Now Playing redesign Rolling out Android and iOS
Sept. 12 YouTube Music integration with HomePod and HomePod Mini Coming soon iOS
Sept. 18 5 new mood filters Rolling out All
Sept. 21 Permanent miniplayer with AirPlay Rolling out iPhone and iPad
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Sept. 25 YouTube’s own video editor ‘YouTube Create’ Rolling out All
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