According to various reports, YouTube live chat mode is not working for iOS users.
YouTube’s live streaming feature allows you to watch videos while they are being recorded in real time. When you watch a live stream, the video starts playing as soon as it is recorded and is not buffered like regular videos.
The live streaming tool that allows creators to interact with their audiences through video and chat. It works similar to a typical chat room, but with the added benefit of being able to chat with other viewers and send emojis in real time. One of the best aspects of live streaming chat is the ease with which you can connect with people from all over the world.
YouTube live chat mode reports not working for iOS users
Many people have trouble switching the comment view from ‘Main Chat’ mode to ‘Live Chat’ mode while streaming live on the platform.
When you click the control button, there seems to be no option to change. Some also claim that after tapping on the button, they only see a small triangle below.
@TeamYouTube Why can’t I get into live chat in a stream? I deleted the app and reinstalled it, went to google and couldn’t even access chat there. I have sent you a comment and I have a screenshot 👇 pic.twitter.com/NfehyE7KSB
— Sian Moody 🦋🦭 (@slouisa3) January 17, 2023
Affected users took to social media to voice their concerns about the bug and also asked developers for help in fixing it.
The bug surfaced recently and sparked controversy among YouTube creators, particularly because it makes it difficult for them to connect with their viewers while streaming.
Others have tried signing out and back into their YouTube account, as well as uninstalling and reinstalling the app on their devices, but this doesn’t seem to help resolve the issue.
“@TeamYouTube, what happened to the switch from Top Chat to Live Chat while watching @YouTube live streams?” one user reported.
Another reported: “I’ve done the things listed above, logged in and out of my account, and reinstalled the app on my devices, but I still can’t get the live chat feature to work.”
Official recognition but no solution
It’s more, YouTube has formally recognized and acknowledged the issue and is investigating it. However, no official deadline has been provided.
There are also no solutions at this time.