YouTube is testing a brand new possibility that may 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 may 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 possibly can work round this, by holding feedback for evaluate, however there’s at the moment no straightforward approach to halt feedback at a given level.
This new course of goals to supply extra of a center floor, so you may preserve a degree of debate, even for those who do select to modify 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 degree, whereas preserving feedback that had been already printed. When you’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 cellular.”
It’s a comparatively easy, and simple course of, which is able to present extra management over your video-related dialogue, and may very well be useful in sure conditions the place your content material is getting a whole lot of undesirable consideration, as a consequence of information occasions, concerted assaults, and many others.
When the setting is activated, viewers will likely 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 extra sub-settings for remark moderation.
Once more, it may very well 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.