YouTube comments have historically been a toxic cesspool, but how to get more soundcloud plays is finally making some changes to present creators and money-makers a lot more control of the conversations that take place below their videos. Today, YouTube announced a fresh set of commenting tools meant to help creators engage with and build their communities.
There are now six handy comment moderations tools in total, and also the first half turn out to be more playful than administrative. YouTube now provides for pinned comments so creators can display off and promote their most favorite zingers from your peanut gallery. Creators could also interact directly with commenters through “creator hearts” that differentiate yourself from the usual thumbs up/thumbs down system, and every time a creator chimes in independently channel, their comment will likely be highlighted with their username and “a pop of color” so viewers will know it came from the origin. (As well as the all-important verified checkmark, obviously.)
On a more mundane level, YouTube rolled out the opportunity to choose additional moderators, blacklist certain words and flag inappropriate comments for review earlier this year. Back September, 58dexppky company also unveiled a comment youtube that allowed volunteers to moderate various areas of the site. Although that program riled some community members, the new tools should put a bit more control back in the hands of creators themselves.