YouTube recently redesigned its mobile app to provide a more personalized and user-friendly experience. One of the changes was the removal of the Library tab, which was a familiar place for users to access their watch history, playlists, and other important features. Instead, YouTube replaced the Library tab with the You tab. However, for some YouTube app users, this transition caused a frustrating issue as their ‘History’ section got removed or went missing.

YouTube app ‘History’ section removed or missing

Users reported that despite having all their history settings enabled and being able to access their watch history on the YouTube desktop app and website, the ‘History’ tab was nowhere to be found in the mobile app. This mysterious vanishing act occurred following the update.

YouTube app History section missing

The YouTube community is abuzz with frustration and confusion. Countless users are taking to forums and social media to express their concerns. Some feel disoriented without easy access to their viewing history. It often serves as a quick way to revisit favorite videos, track recent activities, and keep a record of watched content.

Issue acknowledged

YouTube support is aware of this issue and acknowledged that it is a problem on their end:

YouTube support

Potential workarounds

While YouTube’s development team is hard at work trying to fix the issue, I stumbled upon potential workarounds to regain access to ‘History’ section. Here are a couple of methods:

    1. Uninstall YouTube updates and sign out/in: This method involves uninstalling all updates to the YouTube app on your mobile device, then signing out of your Google account within the app. Afterward, redownload the app and sign back in.

    2. Log out and log back in: Another simpler approach is to log out of your YouTube account within the mobile app and then log back in. In some instances, this simple act seemed to restore the missing ‘History’ section.

However, it’s important to note that these workarounds might not work for everyone. Therefore, it’s advised to exercise patience while waiting for an official fix from YouTube.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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