YouTube Comments Not Loading (FIXED) – Full Tutorial

YouTube allows users to comment on videos and these comments can only be made if the user is logged into their Google account. There is no way to make anonymous comments on YouTube.

While users need to be logged in to leave a comment on a YouTube video, they don’t have to be logged in to read them. The comments made on video are visible to anyone who can watch / watch the video.

YouTube comments not loaded

YouTube comments are not just the smartest conversations you will find online but in many cases eg comments left under tutorials can be helpful. A channel often leaves useful information in response to a comment.

If you are watching a YouTube video and the comments are not loading, run through these reviews and then try the solutions listed further below.

  • Make sure comments are not turned off for video. YouTube automatically turns on commenting on specific videos eg those with children in them, or those with self-generated tracks. Content creators can also turn off comments for some videos so make sure the comments are turned on message not shown.
  • Make sure there are comments left. If a video has comments, you can see the number posted just below its description.

YouTube comments not loaded

If you are sure that a video has comments and does not load them in your browser, try the solutions below.

1. Clear the website cache

Files stored to the cache of your browser by YouTube may have expired or may be corrupted over time. This can prevent content on a website from loading.

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click on the lock icon in the URL bar (look at the left).
  3. Choose Set sites.
  4. On the page that opens, click Clear data.
  5. Close all YouTube settings and reopen it in a new tab.
  6. Visit the video and it should show comments.

Note: The steps above will work in Chrome and Chromium based browsers.

2. Clear browesr cache

If cleaning the site cookies does not work, try clearing the browser cache.

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Go to Options page.
  3. Fo Privacy and security, click Clear Browsing Data.
  4. Choose Saved images and files and click Clear data.
  5. Restart the browser and visit Youtube.

3. Try the incognito mode

Your browser settings may be preventing the comments from loading. Incognito mode is a private mode that a browser can run into and disables most user settings.

  1. Open to browser.
  2. Tap on the Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + N.
  3. A. new window opening.
  4. Visit YouTube video and check if the comments load.

4. Disable extensions / add-ons

Many users install extensions-add-ons that hide content on web pages. A common example is ad blockers. These extensions / add-ons often go beyond blocking ads and also hide other types of web elements eg, frames, or comments.

Try disabling the extensions / add-ons in your browser and reload the video to see if the comments appear.

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Go to browser extension manager or add-ons manager.
  3. Disable all extensions / add-ons.
  4. Open the video in a new window.

5. Disable proxies and VPN

Proxies and VPNs, especially those installed in the browser through extensions or add-ons can block content. Disable any proxy or VPN services you run and check if the ideas for YouTube video upload.

6. Try a new browser profile

There is a problem with your browser’s image. A profile contains a lot of files that are unique to a user and many of them are not deleted when a browser cache is cleared. Check if the YouTube comments are loading for a new profile.

Note: Not all browsers support multiple profiles. Chrome and Chromium based browsers do. If your browser does not support multiple profiles, move on to the next solution.

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click on your image image at the top right.
  3. Choose Add.
  4. Enter a name for the profile and launch it.
  5. Visit YouTube video and check if the comments load.

7. Reset browser

If there is a problem with the default files of your browser or your profile, resetting the browser can fix them. As a result, your bookmarks, browsing history, autocomplete data, etc. will be deleted, so please restore them before resetting your browser.

For Chrome and Chromium based browser:

  1. Click on the more options button at the top right.
  2. Choose Circumstances.
  3. Expand Advanced.
  4. Scroll to the end.
  5. Click Restore the settings to their original defects.

For Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click on the hamburger image at the top right.
  2. Choose Support> Trouble Information.
  3. Click Update Firefox.


YouTube does not hide comments on video. It may be blocked but in this case, a message is displayed to let users know that the comments are disabled.

If all else fails, try using a different browser. More often than not, user profile or browser installation have developed problems that prevent content from loading.

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