Google is hoping Google+ will end Youtube’s horrible commenting problems
The comment section on Youtube can be funny at times, but most of the time it is completely useless. The real problem is the anonymity that comes with having a YouTube account to make comments with. Anytime masses can disassociate themselves from their real identity, a lot of things are going to start coming to the surface.
There are also some other functional problems, like the owner of the video answering questions. Youtube is hoping to fix these problems and more with a new update that will completely overhaul the comment system you may have been accustomed to.
Google made the announcement earlier today (Tuesday) stating, “comments will soon become conversations that matter to you. In the coming months, comments from people you care about will rise up where you can see them, while new tools will help video creators moderate conversations for welcome and unwelcome voices.”
The new YouTube comments will be “powered by Google+ on your channel discussion tab. This update will come to comments on all videos later this year, as we bring you more ways to connect with familiar faces on YouTube.”
You can also start conversations withe just your 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.
Google also states there will be “better ways to moderate comments” adding “You have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans.”