When someone replies to my comment on YouTube, I get a notification. But, when I view what has been posted, and I even reply to it, the notification is still there!

This is the part of the website I'm talking about:

comment notification on youtube

After some time, however, it does clear, but not all of it, and I'm not sure what triggers it.

I can go to the actual inbox, and delete everything, then indeed it does disappear, but why doesn't it disappear when I view them in the "comments" section of my inbox?

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    Same issue here! – ComputerLocus Jun 3 '12 at 21:09
  • Seems more like an intended feature, it would be noticed as it seems to be quite a big issue... – jcora Jun 3 '12 at 21:16
  • youtube.com/watch?v=t3ZoZcAs64Q I made a video addressing this problem, please pardon my little intro in the beginning :P – user28773 Nov 8 '12 at 9:09
  • This works, thank you. I honestly don't understand how can they keep such a bug alive so long... – jcora Nov 8 '12 at 9:43
  • Please update your answer, the video link is dead. – phwd Nov 9 '12 at 13:27

You may have two logins with your account—e.g. you may have Chrome and IE and have logged into them both at the same time; doesn't matter if one screen is closed because you are logged in online.

If it still doesn't work, I can’t help you but when I started to use Chrome, I had my YouTube on IE still logged in and the inbox notifications wouldn't go away until I looked at them as well as the ones on Chrome. After you do that, log off your leased used browser and that's it. This is just my experience.

  • I am logged in on a couple of machines and mobile phones, but this isn't logical: it shouldn't matter. Computers just don't work that way, they would explicitly have to check what am I using and then update their database accordingly, and this makes no sense. But I'll try it and see... – jcora Jul 8 '12 at 11:50
  • just wondering did it work? – COREY_1993 Jul 10 '12 at 13:04

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