Interact with viewers on Community posts

After you add posts to the Community tab on your channel, viewers can comment to respond. Learn how viewers can respond to your posts.

Open your Community tab

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Select your profile picture  and then Your channel.
  3. Select the Community tab.

Reply to comments on your posts

Reply to comments on your posts to create a conversation with your audience. Click Reply to respond to a comment.

You’ll occasionally get notifications about comments on your Community posts unless you opt out. Learn how to manage your notifications.

Tip: To reply to the latest comments, click  Sort by and then Newest first.

Pin a comment on your posts

You can choose a comment (your own or a viewer’s) to stay at the top of the feed by pinning it. Pinning a comment makes it more visible to your audience.

  1. Go to your Community tab
  2. Select the comment you want to pin.
  3. Click More  and then Pin. If you already pinned a comment, this will replace it.
    Note: You can Unpin a comment at any time and the comment will move back to its original position.

Moderate comments on Community posts

You can hold comments on your Community posts for your review. Learn more about moderating comments.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Community and then Defaults.
  4. Under "Comments on your Discussions tab" or "Comments on your channel", choose your setting.
  5. Select Save.

Creator Studio Classic instructions

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Select your profile picture and then Creator Studio.
  3. In the left menu, select Community and then Community Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the "Default Settings" section.
  5. Select Hold all comments for review or Hold potentially inappropriate comments for review.

Add hearts to comments on posts

You can use a heart to show appreciation for a viewer's comments on your Community tab comments. Look for the heart next to the thumbs up and thumbs down.

Viewers will see your picture and a small red heart on the lower left corner of their comment. Depending on their settings, they may also get a notification that a channel owner loved their comment.

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