If a video's owner has turned on comments, you can post comments and like, dislike, or reply to other people's comments on a video. You can also edit or delete any of your own comments. Replies to a comment are threaded beneath the original comment so you can follow the conversation.
Post comments on a video
All comments on public videos on YouTube are public and anyone can reply to a comment that you post. If you're a Google Apps account user, any comment you post on YouTube is publicly visible to users outside of your domain.
To add a comment
- Find the comment section under the video.
- Type in the Add a public comment box. On mobile, you may need to tap the comment section to expand it.
- Enter your comment.
- Click Comment.
Comments are not available on private videos. If you want to allow comments on a video that's not publicly available, post an unlisted video instead.
You can comment and reply to comments on unlisted videos. Comments on unlisted videos can be seen by anyone who has the link to the video. Learn more about unlisted videos and privacy settings.
- To see all comments, tap the comments preview section.
- Underneath a comment, tap Reply .
- Type in your comment.
- Tap Send .
Tip: To go back to the comments section, tap Back . To go back to the video, tap X.
Add formatting to comments
Add style to your comment
You can use rich text to format your comment with common special tags, such as:
*bold text*→ bold
_italicized text_→ italics
-strikethrough text-→ strikethrough
Add links to your comment
If you add a URL to your comment, it will show as a hyperlink.
Add hearts to favorite comments
You can use a heart to show appreciation for a viewer's comments on your Community tab comments, in addition to comments on the watch page.
- Sign in to YouTube.
- Go to a Community tab post.
- Look for the icon next to the thumbs up / thumbs down icons.
Viewers will see your avatar with a small red heart on the lower left and receive a notification (depending on viewer opt-in settings on desktop and mobile) that a channel owner "loves your comment."
Access to Discussion tab
The Community tab replaces the Discussion tab. Comments from the Discussion tab can be accessed in the activity log and will be available for 30 days after your account gets access to the Community tab.
To access the activity log:
- Open the YouTube app and sign in to YouTube.
- Go to www.youtube.com/comments.
Highlight a comment for your fans by pinning it to the top of the comment section. On mobile, viewers may need to expand the comment section to see the pinned comment. You can choose to pin your own comment or a fan comment.
- Sign in to YouTube.
- In the comments below a video, select the comment you want like to pin.
- Click More > Pin. If you've already pinned a comment, this will replace it.
Note: You can Unpin a comment at any time and the comment will be moved back to it's original position.
- Click the blue Pin to confirm.
On desktop, viewers will see the pinned comment at the top of the watch page with a "Pinned by" icon and your channel name. On mobile, they may need to tap the comment section to expand it.
Tap More to see your options for editing or removing comments.
Comment previews FAQ
Which comments show up in this comment preview section?
A comment may show up in the comment preview section for many reasons. For example, the comment was:
- Recently posted
- Pinned or given a “heart” by the video creator
How do I view all comments?
To view all comments, tap anywhere in the comment preview section.
To go back to the watch next video list, tap the X in the upper right corner.
Will my pinned comments show in the comment preview section?
Since there's limited space in comment preview sections, pinning a comment doesn’t guarantee that it will show up in the comment preview section. However, pinned comments will continue to show up as the first comment when someone taps to view all.
Do my current comment moderation settings apply to the comment preview section?Yes. All comment moderation settings apply to the comment preview section, including blocked words and hidden users. Learn more about how to manage and moderate your comments.