YouTube Set For Scheduled Maintenance Tomorrow — Some Important Features Will Not Be Available

YouTube has a scheduled maintenance tomorrow today (Monday December 3, 2012) at 7 p.m. PST. During this time, certain features on YouTube will be going in read-only mode and will be unavailable or a few hours according to the YTCreators Twitter account.

According to Google support, the features that will be unavailable during maintenance will be:

  • Commenting and liking
  • Subscribing
  • Creating new playlists
  • Starting a new livestream or Hangout on Air
  • CMS

We recommend that creators who upload videos on Monday to wait until the next day to do so. While uploading will still work, it won’t process until after the maintenance is over. It’s also not a good idea to upload even before the scheduled maintenance because you don’t want to miss out on any engagement when the time comes. As I’m sure you all know, engagement is a huge factor in ranking high on the YouTube organic search results.