Many YouTube users have encountered the error message that indicates Invalid requests, authentication expired while uploading a video on YouTube from a computer browser. This is an annoying error because you cannot be uploaded any video until the issue is resolved. If you are facing the same annoying error message while uploading a video on YouTube, you don’t need to worry about that because we have gathered some methods that could fix the authentication expired issue.
Reasons Behind Invalid Request, Authentication Expired
There is some reason that could trigger the authentication expired error. Account timeout, extensions or add-ons, multiple accounts, and unverified YouTube accounts could trigger the authentication error while uploading video on YouTube.
1. Account Timeout
In most cases, users have encountered this video uploading error on YouTube while the video takes too much time to upload. Account timeout happens when your device remains idle for a long time after the video uploading process is completed, your internet session times out, and you got logged out from your YouTube account automatically. You may encounter this type of video uploading error when account timeout happens.
2. Extensions or Add-ons
Video downloader extensions or add-ons like Download Helper and Down Them All interrupts video uploading on YouTube. These video downloading extensions can trigger the authentication expired error.
3. Multiple Account in Same Browser or Device
The user who uses multiple YouTube accounts in a different tab of the same browser (The same device in some cases) has a high possibility to encounter the authentication expired error while uploading video to YouTube.
4. Unverified YouTube Account
This error could trigger while attempting to upload a video by using a YouTube account that is not verified with the phone number. As per YouTube terms, you are not allowed to upload video on YouTube unless your YouTube account is verified with a phone number.
Methods of Fixing
Now, you already know about the reason that could trigger the authentication error while uploading a video on YouTube. You have to follow these below-described methods to fix the authentication issue on YouTube.
1. Reloading the YouTube Webpage
When the video uploading process takes a long time, account timeout happens due to inactivity. In this case, a simple webpage reloading could help you to resolve the issue. To reload the YouTube webpage, you have to press F5 on your device keyboard or click on the Circular arrow button located top left corner of your browser tab.
2. Removing the Multiple YouTube Account
As said before, Multiple accounts on the different tabs of the same browser or device could trigger the authentication error while uploading a video to YouTube. Using multiple accounts in different tabs of the same browser or device goes against YouTube’s security policies. Logging out or removing the other existing YouTube account from the browser or device could help you to get relief from this YouTube authentication issue.
So, log out from all other existing YouTube accounts and try to upload the video again to see the authentication expired error is fixed now.
3. Removing the Video Downloader Extensions or Add-ons
Extensions and Add-ons are used to enhance browser performance on your device. Sometimes, extensions and add-ons can impede to performance of a process. Extensions and add-ons like Download Helper and Down Them All are extensions that can cause issues while uploading a video on YouTube. If uploading video is interrupted by an extension or add-on, it is better to remove or uninstall or remove it.
To remove the extension from the Google Chrome browser;
Step-1; Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the Extension Icon located in the top right corner of your browser tab. Select Manage Extensions to go to the Extensions Tab of your Chrome browser. You can directly open the Chrome extension tab by clicking here.
Step-2; Locate the Video Download Helper extension in the extension tab and click on Remove. Click Remove to confirm the uninstallation process of the extension.
To remove the add-ons from Mozilla Firefox browser;
Step-1; Open the Mozilla Firefox browser click on the hamburger menu (3 lines located in the top-right corner) and choose add-ons from the menu. You can also go to the Add-ons tab of your Mozilla Firefox browser by clicking here or just by pressing Ctrl + Shift + A.
Step-2; Inside the Add-ons tab of your Mozilla Firefox browser, find the Video Download Helper add-on and click on remove to remove the add-on.
Verifying the YouTube Account
As said before, you can encounter authentication errors while uploading a video without a verified YouTube account. It means that you need to verify your YouTube account. If the video uploading interrupts for unverified YouTube account, then it is better to verify your account.
To verify your YouTube account;
Step-1; Log into your Google account and go to youtube.com/verify to initiate the account verification process.
Step-2; Select your country and the verification method (voice or text message) from the verification webpage.
Step-3; Enter the phone number to receive the verification code. You’ll receive a 6-digit verification code. Once you receive the verification code, enter it on the verification code box.
Step-4; Now, click on Submit to complete the process. You’ll receive a success message that tells The YouTube-Account Has Been Verified.
After verifying your YouTube account, try again to upload the video on YouTube. If none of the above methods not fixed the problem, YouTube account verification will definitely fix the error. If not, you have to contact YouTube Customer Support.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Could the internet connection trigger the authentication error while uploading the video to YouTube?
No, if somehow the internet connection is interrupted by somehow while uploading video on YouTube, the video uploading process will be automatically paused.
Could other video downloader extensions or add-ons trigger the authentication error?
Not exactly, but it is better to disable video downloading extensions or add-ons while uploading video to YouTube.
How long could it take to get the YouTube verification code?
It could take 3-5 minutes to arrive at the YouTube verification code on your phone. Remember, in terms of verification code, the voice call arrives faster than the text message.
Now, you already know about the reason and the fixing method of authentication expired error on YouTube. I hope, you have now fixed the authentication expired error by applying these issues. Well, up to this day, take care.