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.