The fight to make the Internet a better place never ends, but today we can count one more victory on our side: now, not only can you moderate YouTube comments better, but the way comments appear is now also different.
I mean, it’s not like you necessarily care about some rando’s opinion, right? Or the opinion of whoever posted on a video last? And of course, not every conversation you have is one that you necessarily want as public. Thankfully, the new improvements to YouTube comments address this stuff — here’s the YouTube blog on the upcoming tweaks:
- Comments you care about move to the top: You’ll see posts at the top of the list from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people in your Google+ Circles. You can still see the most recent comments by switching from “Top Comments” to “Newest First.”
- Join the conversation publicly or privately: You can choose to start a conversation so that it is seen by everyone, only people in your Circles, or just your bestie. Like Gmail, replies are threaded so you can easily follow conversations.
- Easily moderate comments: If you also post videos on your channel, you’ll have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans.