Make The Most Of Youtube: Ways To Moderate Comments
YouTube is one of the most influential social media channels that can help a business get the eyeballs and attention it needs to make it big in the highly-competitive digital world. It has got mass appeal but if you want to make the most of this video sharing site, you also need to keep a watch on what your audience is posting. This is to say you need to moderate their comments, which is easy with the new moderation features of the site. It allows you to remove offensive and irrelevant comments in minutes. All you have to do is follow these steps.
1. Add comment moderators by inviting the people that will help you in reviewing the comments.
Just go to Creator Studio, click on the Community tab and then on the Community Settings tab. Now enter the YouTube channel URL of the user and the moderator is ready to work. The advantage with this setting is that the comment is not deleted permanently. It is held for review and you take the final step.
2. Customize moderation settings to approve users so that their comments will get automatic approval.
You can block specific words using automated filters and also hide troublesome users from their comments. This is also done from the Community Settings tab and you can decide whether you want the comments to show up or held for review before they are published.
3. Moderate comments just by clicking on the dots icon next to the comment of the user.
You can remove or report spam or hide user from your channel as well.
4. If you want to disable comments altogether from your video, you can also do so but it will also disable the useful comments.
You just have to uncheck the Allow Comments box on the Advanced Settings tab that you can access by navigating to the video through Creator Studio and clicking Edit, mentioned next to it.