Managing social media comments: YouTube users get new community controls

Jan 14, 2014 | Online video, Social media

YouTube has brought back tools to help uploaders control comments on their videos via a central system, in a bid to make manage social media comments better. The move comes after YouTube’s controversial switch to Google+ last year left users without the ability to manage comments- resulting in a flood of spam and ‘troll’ comments. […]

YouTube has brought back tools to help uploaders control comments on their videos via a central system, in a bid to make manage social media comments better.


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The move comes after YouTube’s controversial switch to Google+ last year left users without the ability to manage comments- resulting in a flood of spam and ‘troll’ comments.
YouTube has now brought controls back via a new comment management page located at youtube.com/comments.
Using this page, video owners can scan their comments across all their videos, remove offensive ones, flag comments for spam and give comments a thumbs up.
The new comments inbox is divided into areas for published comments, pending comments and those marked as spam.
The move could make a big difference for high volume YouTube publishers susch as brands and channel owners looking to manage their social media comments in a more efficient way.
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