Today I decided to take the first steps in updating my YouTube Channel now that I have my blog available for the world. In doing so, I ran into an issue when updating the channel art.
The error message in question appeared when I attempted to drag and drop my temporary channel art. A window popped up citing that I needed to sign into Google which I was. When I clicked the sign-in button, a window popped up and then immediately disappeared.
Now I knew there could only be two reasons this could have happened. The obvious reason would be that I have some type of popup blocker enabled. A popup blocker is software tool used to prevent unwanted advertisements or malicious windows from showing on your screen.
The other and less obvious would be that my settings in Chrome were set to block third party cookies. Cookies are used by website for a variety of reasons including keeping track of browsing history, network sessions and collecting information on the user. You can see why I have them enabled.
Considering that I did not have a popup blocker installed on my browser, I deduced that the culprit had to be the Cookies. After receiving the error message (left), I decided to test my theory out and hopefully fix it.
How to fix: The feature you requested is currently unavailable. Please try again later. error
Go to Settings
On your Chrome Browser, navigate to your settings by selecting the three dots at the top right.
Scroll down and select, Settings.
Go to Cookies and Site Data
In the search box on top, type Cookies
Under Privacy and Security, select Site Settings
Under Permissions select, Cookies and site data
Toggle off Block third-party cookies and close the browser tab.
After completing the above, go back to YouTube and upload your channel art. This should address the issue that you are having. If this worked for you, please take some time to comment below and share this article and before I forget…
Pro-tip: Many people block third party cookies for privacy concerns. If you enabled Block third-party cookies for a reason, don’t forget to go back in to enable it.
For over 20 years, I have had the distinct opportunity to work in the Information Technology space under a variety of distinct roles.
My unique position has helped me become a risk management Maven for Fortune 500 and Small Business Companies around the world. For the last 12 years, I have assisted Small Business Owners and Insurance Agency understand the impacts of Cyber Incident exposures and what steps to take to help mitigate potential data breaches.
My desire to expand my reach related to cyber security has led me to establish the Sage Knows IT blog as a way to help Small Business Owners and aspiring Information Technology (I.T.) Professionals better understand the road-maps of I.T. through the experiences I have had.
Information Technology and Information Security is the future of our world and I hope this blog will inspire those that are interested in joining our ever involving field.