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Set filters & default view for comments

Set up comment filters

In Community Settings, you can set up filters to help you manage new comments and messages.

Go to Creator Studio > Community > Community settings or youtube.com/comment_management. Choose from the following filters:

Manage approved users

Select Approved users to show the users whose comments will automatically be approved and shown (even if you've chosen to hold comments for approval).

  1. Go to Creator Studio > Community > Comments or youtube.com/comments.
  2. On a comment left by the user you want to make an approved user, click the drop-down arrow next to the flag icon.
  3. Select Always approve comments from this user.
Manage hidden users

Select Hidden users to show the users whose comments will never be shown.

  1. Go to Creator Studio > Community > Comments or youtube.com/comments.
  2. On a comment left by the user you want to make a hidden user, click the drop-down arrow next to the flag icon.
  3. Select Hide this user's comments on this channel.
Add words & phrases to your blocked words

You can add a list of words and phrases that you want to review before they're allowed in comments on your video or channel. Just add them to the box next to Blocked words and use a comma to separate words and phrases in the list.

Comments closely matching these terms will be held for your approval — unless they were posted by someone on your approved user list.

You can also block links from being used in comments by typing "*links*" into the Blocked words field. 

 
Learn how to use other tools to moderate comments on your channel.

Set comment defaults

You can set your comment moderation preferences for comments on new videos or on your channel.

Go to Creator Studio > Community > Community settings or youtube.com/comment_management and change the settings at the bottom of the page.

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