YouTube Comments Powered By Google+

Sep 25, 2013 • 8:05 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Social Search Engines & Optimization

new youtube logoGoogle and YouTube announced yesterday that the comments on YouTube are going to be powered by Google+.

Google said, "starting this week, you’ll see the new YouTube comments powered by Google+ on your channel discussion tab."


Well, for one, a unified Google experience for sharing. But most importantly, it should result in less spam Google said.

  • Comments you care about move to the top: You’ll see posts at the top of the list from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people in your Google+ Circles.
  • Join the conversation publicly or privately: You can choose to start a conversation so that it is seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, only people in your Circles or just your bestie. Like Gmail, replies are threaded so you can easily follow conversations.
  • Better ways to moderate comments: You have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans. These can help you spend less time moderating, and more time sharing videos and connecting with your fans.

So go ahead, start commenting on my weekly videos more often. ;-)

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09/25/2013 01:36 pm

Can't they just be honest about why they do all this G+ stuff. Youtube Comments Powered by G+: Because we have to make it look like all those accounts we forced on people are actually being used, and your real name let's us make more money off of your viewing data!

Morgan Akchehirlian

09/25/2013 07:25 pm

Right.I think Google is trying everything he can to make Google plus working. Google places shifted to Google plus.I still remember the words of Danny saying that "the day is not far when I search something on Google search and it redirects to Google plus saying hi our Google search is now here".


09/26/2013 06:34 pm

Would be nice if there was just a manual for all this stuff. Mary,


09/26/2013 09:24 pm

Thank God. Not we won't get as many of these annoying trolls on Youtube comments.


09/27/2013 04:28 am

Google is trying to unify all its products to synchronize them all together


12/06/2013 06:18 am

so that's why I have been having tremendous issues with just being able to, like the video, comment, reply or "up" a comment.......

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