YouTube is testing a brand new possibility that will allow creators to deactivate future comments on selected videos, whereas nonetheless conserving any feedback which have been posted until that time, with a purpose to present extra methods to handle the dialogue round your clips.
To be clear, you’ll be able to already swap 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 assessment, however there’s at present no simple method 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 if you happen to do select to change feedback off.
As defined by YouTube:
“We’re experimenting with a brand new remark moderation setting known as “Pause” that permits creators to stop the creation of latest feedback on the video degree, whereas preserving feedback that had been already revealed. For those who’re within the experiment, you’ll see the choice to pick “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 is able to present extra management over your video-related dialogue, and might be useful in sure conditions the place your content material is getting numerous undesirable consideration, on account of 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 have the ability to scroll by way of 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 might be useful 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.