YouTube’s new tools provide creators more control
YouTube has always been the second Google platform us entrepreneurs to give our value to the client in the form of awesome videos. But lets not forget that YouTube is also focused on building a healthy community around the same, so they can be strict at the best of times but always mean well. So this leads me onto our No-Nonsense article about the great new update.
No more trolls!
YouTube has always allowed your subscribers to comment and share their views on each video you upload to your channel in the comments section. But the comment section, as we all know, can be a nice open playground for trolls, cyber bullying, abuse and just plain old Nonsense!
As of November 3rd 2016 YouTube rolled out a new update which brings you new tools for the comment section. What makes YouTube unique is its users relationship with their community, so they have watched and listened to us and have revamped the comments section.
Check out the new YouTube features:
- Pinned comments:
You can now pin a comment to the top of the comment section allowing you to highlight a much loved comment or share important information to your fans. This is definatley something we need.
- Creator hearts:
This is a fun way to ackknowledge a good comment from your fans by placing a heart on the comment, this lets them know your showing the love and also the community will see the love without you having to write it out.
- Creator usernames:
Now when you comment on your channel your username will appear at the beneth your comment with colour around it which highlights to your fans that its coming from you. If you are a verified creator, you will still have a verification checkmark appear beside your name.
- Choose moderators: Earlier this year, YouTube launched a new comment feature that lets you delegate moderation, this allows you to take on people you can trust to help you manage your channel by allowing them to remove comments you deem not appropriate.
- Blacklist words and phrases: You may have comments with certain words or phrases held for your review and approval before being published.
- Hold potentially inappropriate comments for review:
YouTube are introducing a new beta feature that allows you to hold potentially inappropriate comments for review. If you choose to opt-in, comments identified by their algorithm will be held and you have the final decision whether to approve, hide, or report these comments. YouTube recognize that the algorithms will not always be accurate: the beta feature may hold some comments you deem fine for approval, or may not catch comments you’d like to hold and remove. When you review comments, the system will take that feedback into account and get better at identifying the types of comments to hold for review.
Im excited to start using these new features and im sure you are too, leave a comment below and tell me how your going to use these new tools to boost your YouTube pressence. If you havent done so already then follow me on YouTube
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