This guide will help you to manage comments on your YouTube channel.
You can access your YouTube comments menu via Comments tab in the sidebar.
From your Comment menu - it is super easy to manage all your YouTube comments in one place:
- hide user from channel
Then there are two tabs - Published and Held for review.
Comments - Held for review
Thankfully, YouTube algorithm is becoming better at identifying spam comments and holding a lot of them for review.
However, still YouTube passes a lot of spam...
In Held for review tab you will see comments, which won't appear under your videos.
If you think there was a mistake - it is possible to approve these comments and they will appear under your videos.
I also hide these users from channel. Usually, I'm doing it on my YouTube studio mobile app.
In Published comments section - you will see all your published comments.
You will also see:
- Related video
- Comment replies
- Number of likes or dislikes
This menu can be really helpful thanks to advanced filtering.
You can filter YouTube comments by:
- search queries
- comments with questions
- comments from public subscribers
- comments from channel members
- filter by subscriber count
- filter by response status
Let's go through all of these options.
Search YouTube comments
You can easily filter all your comments, which contain a specific search query.
YouTube helps you to filter comments with questions. It can be really helpful as you can engage with your audience and reply to these questions.
Questions can also give you ideas for future YouTube content.
See comments from subscribers
This is a useful feature if you want to see comments specifically from your YouTube subscribers.
This is an amazing way to prioritize these comments and engage more with your primary audience.
Also, recently YouTube added Smart replies - you can reply to comments with smart replies suggestions.
See comments from members
It is also possible to filter comments from members or non-members.
Great feature, if you enabled memberships on your YouTube channel - helps to engage and keep your members.
Filter comments by subscriber count
You can see comments from viewers with certain number of subscribers.
Filter comments by response
Finally, you can filter YouTube comments by your response.
YouTube comments tips
It is possible to pin comments in YouTube - either yours or viewers'.
It can be a good idea to post timestamps in YouTube comments - in case your video is quite long.
Remember to constantly engage with your viewers in comments. This is the fastest channel to communicate with your audience. Like comments, reply, participate in comment discussions.
Can you delete all YouTube comments?
I couldn't find an option to bulk remove all comments on YouTube. If you know the option to do it - please leave it in the comments.
How to disable commenting?
You can easily disable YouTube comments either for the whole channel or for a specific video.
To disable comments for the whole channel - go to YouTube Upload Defaults section -> Advanced settings.
To disable comments for a specific video, go to Videos tab, click on a pencil icon next to a specific video. Go to More options -> Comments and ratings. Select Disable comments and Save.
To sum it up
YouTube comments can be super powerful tool in growing your YouTube channel, engaging with existing viewers, subscribers, members. So, definitely use this feature at a full potential!