Fix YouTube Watch Later Not Working Issue

Prasiddh Thakkar
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YouTube Watch Later

YouTube is an incredible streaming platform and it has over 2 billion monthly active users. The ‘Watch Later’ feature on YouTube is very useful. It allows users to save videos so that they can watch them later. When you find any video that you don’t have time to watch now, you can add it to the ‘Watch Later’ for future reference. But unfortunately, many users are currently reporting that the ‘Watch Later’ function is not working at all. Like many other users, if you are also experiencing an issue with the Watch Later function not working on YouTube, then worry not. This problem is surely frustrating but can be fixed with some quick and easy workarounds.

How to Fix YouTube Watch Later Not Working Issue

This guide has covered all potential methods to fix YouTube ‘Watch Later’ feature not working issue. Before you start the following guide, make sure to update your YT app to the latest version because an outdated version can cause several problems including Watch Later not working issue. Besides, make sure your Windows is updated as well. 

1. Check Your Internet Connection

The very first method to resolve the Watch Later feature not working on YouTube is to make sure your internet connection is fast and stable. If your internet connection has any issues, it might not work. It is advisable to reset your router or modem or try switching your internet from WiFi to Wired to troubleshoot any issues with your internet.

2. Logout and Login to the App

If the issue is occurring due to some minor bug, then logging out and logging in again after a few minutes to the app can also help to fix this problem.

3. Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

The next method we suggest is to clear the browser cache and cookies. This can resolve multiple issues related to YouTube. To do this: Go to your browser’s settings and clear cache and cookies. Once done, restart your browser and then try using the Watch Later function in YT.

4. Disabling Extensions

Are you using any extensions such as YouTube video downloader or Ad-blocker, etc.? Then such extensions can also cause this issue so try disabling the extensions you have installed and then try using ‘Watch Later’.

5. Try to Use a Different Browser

If the issue persists, then try to use a different browser that means if you are using Firefox to use YouTube then try using any of the other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Opera. It will help to determine if the problem is specific to your current browser.

6. Reach Out to YT Support Team

Your last option is to contact the support team on YouTube and they may provide you some additional troubleshooting steps to address this issue.

That’s everything you can try to fix YouTube Watch Later not working issue.

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