Post & interact with comments
If a video's owner has enabled 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 that 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 that you post on YouTube is publicly visible to users outside of your domain.
To add a comment, just type in the "Share your thoughts" or "Add a comment" box under the video, then select Post.
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.
- Click on Reply beneath a comment.
- Type in your comment.
- Click on Reply.
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 favourite 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.
- Navigate 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 at the bottom left and will 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 is given 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.
You can pin comments to the top of the comments section to set which comment your fans see first when viewing your content. 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 that you would like to pin.
- Click the menu icon > Pin. If you've already pinned a comment, this will replace it.
Note: You can Unpin a comment at any time. The comment will be moved back to the original position.
- Click on the blue button to confirm. On the pinned comment, you'll see a 'Pinned by' icon.
Viewers will see this comment at the top of the watch page with the 'Pinned by' icon and your channel name.
- Hover over the top right-hand corner of your comment.
- Click on the arrow that appears.
- Choose Edit or Remove this comment.