Choose comment settings

You can change your comment settings in YouTube Studio or from the YouTube app watch page. Learn about different comment settings.

YouTube Comments: Replying, Filtering and Moderating

You cannot change comment settings when:

Change your default comment settings

Choose your default comment setting. This change applies to comments on new videos and new comments on your community tab. 

To change comment settings on YouTube Studio:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Community and then Defaults.
  4. Select your default settings:
    • If you have the Community tab: Choose your default settings under “Comments on your channel."
    • If you don’t have the Community tab: Choose your default setting for new video uploads under “Comments on your new videos."
  5. Select Save.

Change comment settings on a video

You can change comment settings for an individual video from your Content page. You can also change comment settings for more than one video at once with bulk edits.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click a video’s thumbnail.
  4. Scroll and then click SHOW MORE.
  5. Under “Comments and ratings," choose your comment settings.
  6. Click Save.

You can also: 

  1. Sign in to the YouTube app on your mobile device. 
  2. Go to one of your videos. 
  3. Tap Comments under the video or to the right of your YouTube Short. 
  4. Tap Settings
  5. Tap Comments under For this video to change settings. 

Change default comment view

You can change how comments are ordered on your video’s watch page. You can order comments by top comments or by date added.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click a video’s thumbnail.
  4. Scroll and then click SHOW MORE.
  5. Under “Comments and ratings,” select Sort by.
  6. Choose between Top and Newest.
  7. Click Save.

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