YouTube Just Revealed Why Sub Boxes Aren't Working In The Weirdest Way

20 February 2018, 11:16 | Updated: 20 February 2018, 12:07

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

This explains why you're not seeing new videos

YouTubers aren't necessarily a paranoid bunch, but there's one suspicion that has crossed the mind of even the most grounded creator: are my subscribers even receiving my videos?

It's a situation every YouTuber has found themselves in. You come up with a video idea you think is golden, you make the video, upload it and wait for the views to roll on in. Except they don't. Your video sits there, a modest success and you're left scratching your head as to why a video that your viewers should have loved barely managed to move the needle.

You begin to wonder: are they even seeing my video in my sub box? Is the video even visible on my channel? Well YouTube has finally produced an answer: "probably not".

What's going on?

YouTube has formally recognised that sub boxes and video uploads are currently not working properly - something they have been extremely reluctant to do in the past. And in typical YouTube fashion, they didn't drop this news in a video or announcement tweet - but in a tweet reply that almost no one saw:

The link they've provided there leads to a blog post that simply says: "Since February 14, 2018, some recently uploaded videos may not appear in your Subscriptions feed or the Videos tab of the channel page. This issue affects users on all devices, but does not necessarily affect all videos. We're aware of the issue and working to resolve it."

So there's nothing left to do but wait, it seems.