YouTube is testing a brand new possibility that will allow creators to deactivate future comments on selected videos, whereas nonetheless maintaining any feedback which have been posted until that time, in an effort to present extra methods to handle the dialogue round your clips.
To be clear, you’ll be able to already change off video feedback, both at the channel and individual video level, however in doing so, you additionally deactivate all feedback, even people who have already been posted. You possibly can work round this, by holding feedback for overview, however there’s at present no simple technique to halt feedback at a given level.
This new course of goals to offer extra of a center floor, so you’ll be able to keep a degree of dialogue, even should you do select to modify feedback off.
As defined by YouTube:
“We’re experimenting with a brand new remark moderation setting referred to as “Pause” that enables creators to forestall the creation of latest feedback on the video degree, whereas preserving feedback that have been already revealed. If you happen to’re within the experiment, you’ll see the choice to pick out “pause” in your video-level remark settings (gear icon within the higher right-hand nook of the feedback panel) on the watch web page within the YouTube app or in YouTube Studio on each desktop and cell.”
It’s a comparatively easy, and easy course of, which is able to present extra management over your video-related dialogue, and might be helpful in sure conditions the place your content material is getting a number of undesirable consideration, on account of information occasions, concerted assaults, and many others.
When the setting is activated, viewers shall be proven a “Feedback are paused” notification within the remark part, alerting them to the replace, whereas they’ll nonetheless have the ability to scroll by earlier replies.
Creators within the experiment will now additionally see three classes of their remark controls: “On”, “Pause”, “Off”, together with extra sub-settings for remark moderation.
Once more, it might be helpful in sure conditions, offering extra management over your YouTube expertise.
YouTube says that it’s testing out the brand new possibility “with a small variety of channels” to start with.