YouTube comments have historically been a toxic cesspool, but play soundcloud is finally making some changes to present creators and funds-makers more power over the conversations that take place below their videos. Today, YouTube announced a whole new pair of commenting tools designed to help creators engage with and build their communities.
These day there are six handy comment moderations tools altogether, and the first half of them are more playful than administrative. YouTube now permits pinned comments so creators can show off and promote their preferred zingers through the peanut gallery. Creators may also interact directly with commenters through “creator hearts” that stay ahead of the usual thumbs up/thumbs down system, and whenever a creator chimes in on their own channel, their comment will probably be highlighted making use of their username and “a pop of color” so viewers will be aware of it originated from the origin. (In addition to the all-important verified checkmark, of course.)
With a more mundane level, YouTube rolled out the ability to choose additional moderators, blacklist certain words and flag inappropriate comments for review earlier this coming year. Back in September, 58dexppky company also unveiled a comment youtube that allowed volunteers to moderate various aspects of the web page. Although that program riled some community members, the latest tools should put a little more control back in the hands of creators themselves.