Choose comment settings

You can change your comment settings in YouTube Studio. Learn about different comment settings

Comments aren’t available when:

  • a video’s audience is set as made for kids, or a video is private
  • or, the channel’s audience is set as made for kids

If you want to allow comments on a video that's not publicly available, post an unlisted video instead.

Note: Comments will be permanently deleted 30 days from when a channel or video is set as made for kids.

Change your default comment settings

Choose your default comment setting. This change applies to comments on new videos and new comments on your channel page. 

  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”. Choose your default setting for new comments on the Discussion tab under “Comments on your Discussion tab”.
  5. Select Save.

Change comment settings on a video

You can change comment settings for an individual video from your Videos page. You can also change comments settings for multiple videos at once with bulk edits.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Click a video’s thumbnail.
  4. Select the More options tab.
  5. Under “Comments and ratings", choose your comment settings.
  6. Select Save.

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 Videos.
  3. Click a video’s thumbnail.
  4. Select the More options tab.
  5. Under “Comments and ratings,” select Sort by.
  6. Choose between “Top” and “Newest”, then select Save.
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