YouTube has launched an upgraded content moderation tool, allowing video creators to halt new comment additions while retaining existing ones. This innovative feature enables authors to take a break from comment management, especially beneficial when faced with an overwhelming volume of comments.
Expanded Moderation Options
Previously, YouTube content creators had limited choices for comment moderation: either manually reviewing and approving comments before publication, disabling comments altogether, or allowing automatic publication. However, with the introduction of the pause comments feature, creators gain a more nuanced approach to managing comments. The implementation of this feature has already commenced across various videos on the platform.
Streamlined Comment Moderation Settings
Moreover, YouTube announced a revamp of its video comment moderation settings, simplifying the user interface, notes NIX Solutions. The update eliminates the need for users to toggle between “Leave potentially inappropriate comments for review” and “Increase severity” options. Instead, they will now have three primary choices: Enable, Pause, and Disable. Enabling comments entails selecting one of the four additional moderation levels: None (unmoderated), Basic (saves potentially inappropriate comments for manual review), Strict (expands the range of comments for review), and Save All (sends all comments for manual moderation).
These modifications aim to offer creators a more efficient and streamlined approach to managing comments on their videos while providing viewers with a safer and more controlled commenting environment.