Turn comments on or off

Earlier this year, we began temporarily disabling comments on certain videos. This was part of a series of actions to protect minors. In addition to our normal protections, we have taken an aggressive approach and disabled comments on tens of millions of videos that may include minors.

We don’t take this action lightly. We know comments are a key way creators connect with their community, but this was an important step for child safety on YouTube. While the creators of these channels and their videos may have done nothing wrong, we’re taking an aggressive approach on content that may endanger minors. Check back for updates. For more information, check out this blog post

Manage video settings

You can decide if you want to allow viewers to comment on specific videos. 

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio beta.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Click on a video title or thumbnail and go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Under “Comments and ratings” check or uncheck the box next to Allow all comments.
  5. Select Save.

Creator Studio Classic instructions

  1. Sign in to YouTube on a computer.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Video Manager.
  3. Select the box next to any of the videos you want to manage. 
  4. At the top of the screen, click the Actions menu. 
  5. Select More actions > Comments
  6. Select or unselect Do not allow comments.

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.

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