YouTube 'comments' are not loading in tabs in Private windows

Comments for YouTube videos are not loading in Private windows in Brave.

Since I became aware of the problem several days ago, all videos I’ve opened in Private window tabs have exhibited the same behavior. The ‘comments’ area remains blank (white space), except for a spinning progress meter that spins indefinitely.

I compared opening YouTube webpages in Safari, where I did not experience the problem. The comments loaded with the video, even in a Private window.

So as far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in Private windows in Brave. (In normal windows, the comments load without issue.)

Comments on YT have appeared for me without any issue. Are you logged into Youtube at the time you see this behavior?

@mattches OK (I might not have been), but I’ve never seen anything about YT comments not being visible unless you’re logged in – only that you can’t add your own comments unless you are.

And I don’t recall logging in in Safari (where I did see the comments) but I’ll recheck.


You won’t get to read the comments on Youtube on Brave. Have I tried everything and there is no solution?

@BryanBTC Comments loaded for me once I was logged in to my YouTube/Google account.

Having to log in to a website just to read ‘comments’ is a very strange requirement, but YouTube/Google have been getting stranger by the day.

By November 3rd they clearly hope to have become Big Brother.

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