How to Fix YouTube Comments Not Loading

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Fix YouTube Comments Not Loading

Are your YouTube comments failing to load?

Many users are having problems with this, but there are a few solutions you can try.

You might notice that the comments show on the mobile app but not on the Desktop.

Sometimes, the YouTube servers are too busy, and there might be delays.

This guide will show you how to fix YouTube comments not loading.

How to fix YouTube comments not loading?

  1. Go to Google Chrome Settings
  2. Go to Security and Privacy
  3. Go to “Site Settings”
  4. Click on “View permissions and data stored across sites”
  5. Find YouTube and clear its data

Keep reading to find out how!

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How to Fix YouTube Comments Not Loading

How Can You Fix YouTube Comments Not Loading?

You should clear the YouTube site data from your browser.

Then, try refreshing the YouTube video and see if the comments appear.

Most likely, this is caused by cookies acting the wrong way or glitching out.

If you clear the cookies and the site data, the comments should appear again.

Follow the steps below to fix the YouTube comments not loading:

  • Go to Google Chrome Settings
Go to Google Chrome Settings
Go to Google Chrome Settings

Open Chrome and look in the top-right corner.

You’ll see a three-dot icon right next to your profile picture.

Click on it to open the Google Chrome menu and select Settings.

  • Go to Security and Privacy
Go to Security and Privacy
Go to Security and Privacy

Clicking on “Settings” will open a new window with several menus.

Among them, you’ll see “You and Google”, “Autofill”, “Security and Privacy”, and more.

Click on “Security and Privacy”. This is where you can clear the site data and browser cache files.

  • Go to “Site Settings”
Go to “Site Settings”
Go to YouTube “Site Settings”

In the “Security and Privacy” window, you’ll see several menus like Clear browsing data, “Cookies and other site data, and more.

You need to Site Settings. It’s the second-to-last option on this menu.

It oversees the information websites can use and show, such as your camera, location, and more.

Click on it!

  • Click on “View permissions and data stored across sites”
Click on “View permissions and data stored across sites”
Click on “View permissions and data stored across sites”

In the Site Settings, you’ll see several menus like “Recent Activity”, “Permissions”, “Content”, and more.

Under “Recent Activity” (the first menu), click on “View Permissions and data stored across sites”.

  • Find YouTube and clear its data
Find YouTube and clear its data
Find YouTube and clear its data

After going to “View Permissions and data stored across sites”, you’ll see a list of visited websites.

Every website has cookies and data stored based on your visits.

Find every YouTube entry and click on the little arrow to the right of the entry.

Then, if it has more entries, click on the sub-arrow again, like in the photo above.

This will take you to a page dedicated to that specific entry.

Clear YouTube browser cache data
Clear YouTube browser cache data

A button called “Clear data” does exactly what you’d expect.

It clears the cookies and accumulated data of that website from your computer.

After you clear YouTube’s data, you’ll be logged out of your Google account.

So, you’ll need to log back in and navigate back to the video that had no comments.

Make sure you clear the data from all YouTube app entries before moving to the final step.

Clearing only a few entries and leaving others with their data intact won’t solve the problem.

Other Solutions That Might Work

If the above solution doesn’t work, you could try some of the following fixes:

  • Check the extensions
  • Check your internet connection
  • Reload the YouTube page
  • Check your YouTube channel settings

Sometimes, your extensions might interfere with other web pages and glitch them out.

This could be the cause of YouTube comments not loading. Try remembering if you’ve recently installed any new extensions to fix this.

If you have, try disabling it or uninstalling it for the time being. Then, see if the YouTube comments are fixed.

If they do, it means the extension was corrupt. Try reinstalling it and see if something changes.

At other times, it could be your internet connection that’s too slow. It might delay the YouTube comments.

Restart your router and see if that changes anything.

A simple solution to this problem is to reload the YouTube page. You should do the first thing if the comments aren’t loading.

Conclusion

When the YouTube comments aren’t loading, there’s a problem somewhere.

Most likely, it has to do with the site cookies and data. Some of it might be corrupt, interfering with the website’s functionalities.

To fix this, go to Google Chrome Menu – Settings – Security and Privacy – Site Settings – View permissions and data stored across sites – YouTube – Clear data.

Clear data of all YouTube entries, reload your YouTube page, and the YouTube comments should appear normally!

Or it could be a recently installed extension that’s causing this issue.

Diagnose your issue and apply a solution!

FAQ

Why are my YouTube comments not loading when AdBlock is working?

AdBlock can cause this issue by interfering strangely with the YouTube app and its functionalities.

Its intended purpose is to prevent ads from appearing.

But sometimes, it bugs out and prevents the comments from appearing.

If you turn it off, the YouTube comments will appear as they should.

But if you want to keep using AdBlock, you could try uninstalling the extension and reinstalling it.

Try clearing the browser’s cookies and data because there might be a chunk of corrupt data causing problems with AdBlock.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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