YouTube comments have historically been a toxic cesspool, but soundcloud promotion is finally making some changes to give creators and money-makers even more power over the conversations that happen below their videos. Today, YouTube announced a whole new pair of commenting tools meant to help creators engage with and build their communities.
These day there are six handy comment moderations tools in total, as well as the first half of them are more playful than administrative. YouTube now provides for pinned comments so creators can present off and promote their favorite zingers in the peanut gallery. Creators also can interact directly with commenters through “creator hearts” that stay ahead of the standard thumbs up/thumbs down system, and each time a creator chimes in alone channel, their comment will be highlighted using their username and “a pop of color” so viewers knows it originated from the original source. (Plus the all-important verified checkmark, naturally.)
With a more mundane level, YouTube rolled out the capability to choose additional moderators, blacklist certain words and flag inappropriate comments for review earlier this year. Way back in September, 58dexppky company also unveiled a youtube auto comment that allowed volunteers to moderate various facets of the web page. While that program riled some community members, the newest tools should put a little bit more control back in the hands of creators themselves.