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6th of November, it was announced that YouTube is now using Google+ for its commenting method. Based on the official blog post, it lets you enjoy watching a video by making the comments became a levelheaded conversation. It was also mentioned that if you post videos on your YouTube channel, you have more tools moderate comments. Comments can be flagged for review before it showed up and specific words can be blocked as needed. Some comments can be also set to auto-approve if you choose to do so.
Here’s more detail about the new YouTube comments powered by Google+:
1. 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.”
2. 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.
3. 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.
Learn more about the new system here.