Block a commenter

You can hide comments from specific viewers from showing on your channel. Additionally, their comments won’t show on your Comments page in YouTube Studio.

To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, or privacy complaints, visit the Safety Center

Block a commenter

To hide comments from a specific viewer:

  1. Find a comment they’ve left on your channel or video.
  2. Next to the comment, select More  and then Hide comments from this user.

Block a commenter in YouTube Studio

You can also block a channel in YouTube Studio:

  1. Find the commenter’s channel URL from their channel page.
  2. Open YouTube Studio.
  3. From the left menu, select Settings and then Community.
  4. In the “Hidden users” box, paste the channel URL.
  5. Select Save.

 Check who you’ve blocked from commenting

A list of channels whose comments you’ve hidden is available in YouTube Studio.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings and then Community.
  3. Review channels you’ve blocked from commenting in the “Hidden users” box.

Unblock a commenter

You can remove individuals from your “Hidden users” list in YouTube Studio.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings and then Community.
  3. Select Remove  next to the commenter that you’d like to allow to comment.

FAQ

What’s the difference between blocking and hiding someone?

There’s no difference. Though creators use both terms, they have the same meaning. 

What happens when you block someone?

All previous comments on your videos from that channel should be hidden within 48 hours. 

If you block someone, do they get a notification? 

No. YouTube does not send a notification if you block someone.

What happens when you unblock someone?

Any future comments from the channel will show on your videos and in YouTube Studio.
Previous comments from that channel on your videos will still be hidden.
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