YouTube Live Streaming Guide

Live comments

Live comments are enabled by default. To disable live comments, navigate to Edit> Basic Info> Advanced Settings for your scheduled event in Video Manager. Under Comments and responses, uncheck "Allow comments." You can disable comments at any time, even after the event has started.

  • Enabled live comments
    • The live comment module will appear next to the video player when your event is active.
    • If you want to be able to review comments before they’re posted, under Edit> Basic Info>Advanced Settings “Allows comments” select Approved.

      When somebody leaves a comment, you will receive an email notification that directs you to a page where you can approve or remove the comment. Or, you can see the pending comments by following these steps:

      1. Click your username in the top right corner
      2. Click Inbox
      3. Click Comments on the left side of the page
    • We strongly recommend that you have a dedicated comment moderator for high-traffic events. You can delete comments as they are posted or block users from commenting.
      • Once the event has started, you can assign moderators by clicking the gear icon next to the comment text box. Moderators will be able to block users from commenting.
    • Users are limited to 200 characters/comment and a maximum of 3 comments every 30 seconds. Event owners are not subject to the frequency threshold.
    • Users cannot post special characters, URLs or HTML tags.
The comments module only exists on the YouTube watch pages. It does not follow embedded players.