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Better commenting coming to YouTube

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Better commenting coming to YouTube ytKeane 9/24/13 12:21 PM
Hi everyone,

We just announced improvements that are coming to the commenting system across YouTube.

Starting this week, you’ll see the new YouTube comments powered by Google+ on your channel discussion tab. This update will come to comments on all videos later this year. Learn more about how it works in the Help Center.

Some features of the new comments:

  • 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.
  • Join the conversation publicly or privately: You can choose to start a conversation so that it is seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, only people in your Circles or just your bestie. Like Gmail, replies are threaded so you can easily follow conversations.
  • Better ways to moderate comments: You have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans. These can help you spend less time moderating, and more time sharing videos and connecting with your fans.

    Give it a try on a channel's discussion tab. Keep in mind that you won't be able to post unless you've updated your channel with Google+ - visit here to learn more about how this works.