Review & reply to comments

 Moderating and interacting with comments is a great way to maintain a healthy community on your channel.

Review and manage comments

YouTube Studio app for Android

  1. Open the YouTube Studio app .
  2. From the bottom Menu, select Comments .
  3. Published comments is your default view.  You can:
    • Filter: Tap the filter bar  to filter the comments you see by search, questions, response status and more.
    • Reply: Tap Reply to reply to comments.
    • Heart: Tap Heart  to show appreciation.
    • Like: Tap thumbs up  to like a comment.
    • Dislike: Select thumbs down  to dislike a comment.
    • Remove, report spam, or hide user from channel: Tap More ''.
    • Pin: Tap a comment then tap More '' Pin to highlight a comment at the top of your video’s watch page. This option only appears when viewing comments for an individual video.

Take action on comments held for review

On the “Held for review” tab, you can take the following actions. You can also find these options on the “Published” tab by clicking More ''.

  • Approve: Tap Approve  to allow a comment to show publicly.
  • Remove: Tap Remove  to remove a comment.
  • Report spam or abuse: Tap Report  to report spam or abuse in a comment. Learn more about spam comments.
  • Hide user: Tap More '' and then Hide user from channel. Learn more about hiding comments from specific people.
  • Always approve: This option is only available on the “Published” tab. To allow all future comments from a certain viewer to be automatically approved and publicly visible, tap More '' and then Always approve comments from this user.

FAQ

What can a comment moderator do?

The actions a comment moderator can take depend on whether they are a standard moderator or a managing moderator. Managing moderators have more options available to them than standard moderators. Both types of moderators can hold comments for your review.
Moderators don’t have access to your channel in YouTube Studio. The comment will be held for your review in your “Held for review” queue. Other viewers won’t see the comment unless you approve it.

Learn more about what comment moderators can do.
Comment moderation works differently on live chat. Learn how to assign moderators for live chats.

How do I remove a comment moderator?

You can manage your moderators by following the steps above to add a comment moderator, then select the removal option.

Are viewers told when I heart, like, dislike, pin, or reply to their comment?

If you heart, pin, or reply to a comment, the commenter may get a notification that you responded, depending on their notification settings.
Likes and dislikes are anonymous. If you like a comment, the commenter may get a notification that says, “Someone liked your comment." Viewers don’t get a notification when you dislike their comment.

How do I unpin a comment?

If you pinned a comment to the top of the watch page, but don’t want it there anymore, you can unpin it. Next to the comment, select More '' and then Unpin.
You can also pin a different comment, which will unpin the previous one.

What happens when I mark a comment as spam?

The comment will be permanently hidden from your channel. YouTube may also review the comment and commenter’s behavior for spam.

How are comment topics summarized, and can I moderate them?

Comment topics use Google-owned AI models to organize and summarize comments, without human review, on YouTube videos with large comment sections. Topics are only created when there are enough comments to represent a theme. 

There isn’t an option to opt out of comment topics. If you remove the comments that show up under a specific topic, the topic will be removed. 

Topics won’t be created from comments that are held for review, contain blocked words, or are from hidden users. 

To give feedback on comment topics: 

  1. Open the comments section of a video on the YouTube app.
  2. Tap Topics .
  3. Tap More ''.
  4. Tap Send feedback.

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