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Best ways to fix YouTube Shorts not appearing in your feed

YouTube has brought a shorts tab and if you are facing difficulties, here is how to fix it.

YouTube is one of the leading video streaming platforms in the world. Pattern Video consumption by the current generation has changed. Everyone is in a hurry, they want to consume content fast. With the rise in fame of TikTok, even YouTube followed the trend and released shorts. As it is very early there are few issues that consumers face.

Today, we will specifically focus on how to fix YouTube shorts not appearing in the feed.

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Table of Contents

1.Update your app

Shorts dedicated panel was introduced in the latest update. There might be a strong chance that you are running on an older version of YouTube. It’s very easy to fix this.

Step 1 – Head to Google Play Store and search YouTube.

Step 2 – You will see an update button if your application is not up to date.

Step 3 – Click on the update button and wait for it to finish.

Update YouTube


Step 4 – Open YouTube, now you will be able to see the reels panel at the bottom.

2.Clear cache and data

If your application is up to date and yet YT Shorts are not showing up in the application, there might be an issue with a bad cache file. A bad cache file can make an application misbehave and cause unexpected crashes. The below instructions will help you to clear those files.

Step 1 – Go to Settings on your phone.

Step 2 – Either go to apps or search for it in the search bar.

Step 3 – Tap on all apps.

All apps

Step 4 – Select YouTube from the list.

Step 5 – Head to storage in the app settings.


Step 6 – Clear cache and data.

Clear Cache

Step 7 – After this step, your app will be back to stock settings. Relaunch the app and enjoy.

Also Read: How to declutter your Facebook news feed?

3. Use VPN


Currently, YT Shorts are available specifically in only 2 countries: India and the USA. If you are either travelling or are in a different country and you wish to enjoy YouTube Shorts. There is a simple solution for you. Just head to the Google Play Store and Search VPN on the search bar. It will show you a list of the best VPNs in the market. Select one accordingly and set the country to either USA or India.

These steps will surely fix your problem related to YouTube Shorts. unless it’s a technical issue from YouTube’s side. Also, consider reinstalling the app once if none of these ideas works.

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