Since few past days lot of Google Chrome users reporting they’re experiencing crashes on YouTube, when users tries to close YouTube tab after watching the video Chrome just hangs -users need to restart the browser where Chrome restores previously opened tabs and windows.

[Fixed] Chrome Crashes whenever closing a YouTube Tab

Google Employee Toni reports on Chrome support forum that issue is now fixed, user no longer experiences a hang when closing a YouTube tab after watching a video. Users don’t need to update Chrome, just refreshing YouTube tab fixes the problem.

YouTube in Chrome thumb Google Fixes Chrome Crashes on YouTube

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your patience on this! We’ve corrected the issue that was causing this, and you should no longer experience a hang when closing a YouTube tab after watching a video.

You will not need to update Chrome, just refreshing the YouTube tab should resolve it.

Please let us know if you find otherwise.

Cheers,
Toni