Google 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. ;-)