How To Fix YouTube Comments Not Showing on a Video

For both viewers and creators, YouTube comments can provide valuable information. Comments can help creators know if subscribers like their content while viewers enjoy adding their thoughts to videos. YouTube is a community, and the comments section is a big part of what makes it so popular.

How To Fix YouTube Comments Not Showing on a Video

Sometimes comments don’t load properly or show at all. For YouTube users, this can lead to an unpleasant experience. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to remedy the situation. In this article, we’ll cover how to fix YouTube comments from not showing.

YouTube Comments Not Showing on an Android Device

You can watch YouTube videos a couple of ways on your Android, using the YouTube app or your web browser. Try switching to the other method of viewing if you find that comments aren’t showing up. If that doesn’t solve the problem, there are other things you can try outlined below.

Update the YouTube App

The issue with comments not showing could be due to an outdated version of the app for Android. Updating to the latest version could solve this issue. To learn how to do so, follow these steps:

  1. Locate and launch the “Google Play” app.

  2. Using the search bar, type in “YouTube.”

  3. If an update is available, tap the “Update” button to the right of the “YouTube” app icon.

Clear Cache and Cookies

Clearing your Android’s cache and cookies could solve YouTube comments not showing. To remove them, do the following:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app on your Android.

  2. Go to the “Apps” section.

  3. Choose “Manage Apps” and select “YouTube.”

  4. Press “Clear All Data.”

YouTube Comments Not Showing on an iPhone

There are two ways to watch YouTube videos on your iPhone. The most popular method is downloading the YouTube app, but you can also use your iPhone’s web browser. You can try switching between the app and the browser if YouTube comments aren’t showing. If that fails, below are some suggestions on getting comments to show again.

Ensure You Have the Latest Version of the YouTube App

Not running the most up-to-date app version could cause comments not to display properly. To check if you have the latest version, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on the App Store icon.

  2. Select your profile photo in the upper right corner.

  3. A list of apps will appear. Scroll through the list to see if YouTube has an update. If so, click the “Update” button.

Clear Your Cache and Cookies

Sometimes YouTube comments won’t show due to the volume of data stored in your iPhone’s cache and cookies. You can clear your cache and cookies by doing the following:

  1. Tap on the “Settings” icon.

  2. Select “Safari.”

  3. Scroll down and click “Clear History and Website Data.”

  4. Press “Clear History and Data.”

YouTube Comments Not Showing on an iPad

The likely culprits for comments not showing on your iPad are usually one of two issues. The first is using an outdated version of the YouTube app, or there’s too much cache and cookies data stored. Both are easily remedied.

Check to See if There’s an App Update

Using an outdated version of the YouTube app could be why comments aren’t showing. If you’d like to see if the version you’re running is the most up-to-date, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the App Store on your device.

  2. Tap on your profile pic.

  3. You’ll see a list of apps loaded on your iPad. Scroll down and locate the YouTube app.

  4. If there’s an update available, press the “Update” button next to the YouTube icon.

Clear All Cache and Cookies

Clearing your device’s cache and cookies sometimes solves the problem. To remove this data, follow the instructions below:

  1. Locate and click the “Settings” icon and choose “Safari.”

  2. Tap “Clear History and Website Data.”

  3. To confirm your selection, press “Clear.”

YouTube Comments Not Showing in Chrome on a PC

Several things could prevent comments from showing if you’re using the Chrome browser to watch YouTube videos. Each is easily corrected. Try some of these solutions if you’re having issues with comments.

Refresh the Page

Sometimes the solution is to refresh the page. If there was a glitch while loading the page, it could cause the comments section not to load correctly. You can reload the page by doing the following:

  1. Click on the “Refresh” icon left of the browser’s address window.

  2. You can also hit the “F5” key on your keyboard.

Disable Your Browser Extensions

Some browser extensions can prevent websites from opening correctly. You can disable them and try reloading the page to see if the comments section displays. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In the upper right-hand corner, select the “3 Dots” icon.

  2. Click “More Tools” from the drop-down menu and then “Extensions.”

  3. You’ll see a list of installed extensions. Using the trial-and-error method, try turning one off and then reloading the YouTube page. To disable an extension, tap its toggle switch to the “Off” position.

Other Reasons YouTube Comments Aren’t Showing

If you are trying to leave a comment on a video, yet after you’ve posted, it’s not showing, it could be due to YouTube’s algorithm. Listed below are some reasons why your comment was immediately blocked.


If you’ve posted the exact same comment multiple times, the algorithm will assume it’s spam and block it from being displayed. This can also happen if other users have flagged your comment or comments as spam.

External Links

YouTube doesn’t like when users post comments with a link directing users to an external website. If your comment contains a link that takes the user outside of YouTube, chances are that the algorithm will remove it.

Explicit Language or Hate Speech

YouTube is a family-friendly platform, and foul language or hate speech of any type is not tolerated. If you’ve used a slightly off-color word or phrase in your comment, no matter the context, it will probably be blocked.

Comments Pending Review

Some YouTube creators don’t allow comments to be posted until they review them. The moderation of posts could be for all comments or only ones that contain certain keywords. Unfortunately, you won’t be informed if your comment is under review.

YouTube Comments Not Showing Has Several Fixes

Comments not showing on a YouTube video can sometimes happen. It could be caused by viewers using an outdated app, or needing to refresh the page. In some instances, clearing out your cache and cookies does the trick. However, if your specific comment isn’t showing, it could be due to it not adhering to YouTube’s Community Guidelines.

Have you had problems with YouTube comments not showing? Did you solve it by using some of the suggestions in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

6 thoughts on “How To Fix YouTube Comments Not Showing on a Video”

YouTubeBannedItself says:
turning off extensions does not help, cleaning cache does not help, setting on Youtube do not help, and there are many people complaining.
I see the button ‘2 comments’ and click it to expand the comments, and there are none.
Maybe Twitter has done a good thing by allowing all comments?
Maybe Twitter can become the new YouTube? It’s come to the point that I don’t even want to expand comments because there will be nothing again as usual. It looks like YouTube banned itself.
Steve Larner says:
If it said 2 comments but expanding them shows none, it’s because they were removed or blocked. The automated system still sees the previous comments and counts them, even though nobody can view them. I’ve seen this scenario before where the automated system cannot “un-count.”
Anna Maples says:
I can’t see any comments since 4 days ago in 2023 and I have Premium youtube, what is the deal, can you help me?
Un woke says:
Youtube has gone woke, you can no longer say normal things, you must only say what they deem acceptable.
ker oz says:
ı can see my comments, but can’t see from another account
Mika says:
None of this is helpful. I try replying to comments lately and my comment doesn’t show up. I’ve said nothing against the YT guidelines and it suddenly started happening out of nowhere.
alan says:
Comments not showing up is common and I have never found a way to correct it. Your advice (turn off extensions, refresh page) did not work. I use a PC, not android.
Also, it often happens that one is notified of a comment (clicking on notification icon) which are readable on notification, but the comment iteself is clicked on, which SHOULD take you to the video and the comment in question, the comment is not visible at all, even if you comb through the whole thread to find it.
Also, frequently clicking on “replies” (as in “2 replies”, or “5 replies”) fails to display the replies. Refreshing page (a no-brainer) does not work.
Bottom line: youtube’s comment code is seriously messed up. Surprising that will all their $billions ($trillions?) they cannot create a decent system.
Vitalie Colin says:
I have the same issue.
On my channel, on a video it says there are 9 comments and I can see only 4 whatever I do.
The comments do not appear in notification list. But, in youtube studio on comments they appear.

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