Hide users from your channel

You can hide particular viewers from the rest of your channel’s audience.

Hiding someone means their comments won’t show on your channel, including on your Comments page in YouTube Studio. It also prevents them from creating clips from your videos or live streams.

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

Hide a user

To hide someone from your channel:

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

Hide a user in YouTube Studio

To hide someone from your channel in YouTube Studio:

  1. Find the person’s channel URL from their channel homepage.
  2. Go to 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.

Find who you’ve hidden

A list of viewers you’ve hidden is available in YouTube Studio. To find it:

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

Show a user

You can remove someone from your “Hidden users” list to show new comments they leave. To show someone:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings and then Community.
  3. In the “Hidden users” box, find the user you'd like to show.
  4. Select Remove  next to their name. 
  5. Select Save.

Learn more about hiding users

What happens when you hide someone?

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

If you hide someone, do they get a notification?

No. If you hide someone, they won’t get a notification.

What happens when you show someone?

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