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YouTube comments not showing: No comments bug hits Google-owned site

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UPDATE: The problems with YouTube comments not showing appears to have been resolved, with Down Detector reports of YouTube down dropping sharply.

This means whatever was plaguing users has now been fixed, with the issue being resolved over an hour and a half after it was first reported.

Express.co.uk has seen the comments section on each the YouTube website and iPhone app showing once more after it disappeared earlier this evening.

ORIGINAL: YouTube comments have suddenly stopped appearing on the hugely popular video sharing platform.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has today recorded an enormous spike in YouTube down reports which began around 6pm BST.

On the time of writing downdetector.com has registered a peak of around 2,000 reports of YouTube down.

While on Twitter users have been reporting that comments have suddenly stopped appearing for them.

One tweeted: “Great youtube is being weird not loading comments”.

While one other posted: “Where are the youtube comments??? @YouTube”.

One added: “@youtube comments aren’t loading”.

And one other wrote: “Is it just me or I can not see any YouTube comments except like one only in the near past??”

Express.co.uk has contacted Google in regards to the reported issues YouTube users are experiencing tonight and have asked if a fix is within the works.

From our experience, we’re seeing the YouTube comments section is not showing on the YouTube website in addition to on the YouTube iPhone app.

While on the Android app we’re seeing the highest comment appearing in YouTube videos but not another comments.

It also appears that the Live Chat feature continues to be functioning across each the YouTube website in addition to the official Google made apps.

The official Team YouTube support Twitter account has confirmed that there’s a problem with the comments section and a fix is being worked on.

In a reply to at least one user the Team YouTube Twitter account posted: “We’re aware of this. We’re currently working on a fix.”

In keeping with the Down Detector outage map though, the problems affecting the comments section of YouTube has hit multiple countries.

Problems have been reported within the UK, US and in Europe.

More to follow…

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