YouTube is testing a brand new possibility that might allow creators to deactivate future comments on selected videos, whereas nonetheless holding any feedback which have been posted until that time, as a way 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 those who have already been posted. You’ll be able to work round this, by holding feedback for overview, however there’s at the moment 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 preserve a stage of debate, even should you do select to change 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 stage, whereas preserving feedback that have been already printed. Should you’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 simple course of, which can present extra management over your video-related dialogue, and may very well be helpful in sure conditions the place your content material is getting quite a lot of undesirable consideration, resulting from information occasions, concerted assaults, and so on.
When the setting is activated, viewers will probably be proven a “Feedback are paused” notification within the remark part, alerting them to the replace, whereas they’ll nonetheless be capable to scroll via earlier replies.
Creators within the experiment will now additionally see three classes of their remark controls: “On”, “Pause”, “Off”, together with further sub-settings for remark moderation.
Once more, it may very well 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.