As promised a few weeks ago, we are now rolling out the new YouTube commenting system. I've been using it in test for a while now, and I can tell you that it's a really different experience -- instead of "whoever speaks last speaking loudest," as one of our team put it, you see conversations involving your friends, involving interesting people, involving real engagement.* For channel owners, we're offering a whole host of new tools to moderate the conversation and create the environment you want on your videos.
This is a launch that's been a long time in the making, and is something I'm tremendously excited about. Many thanks to all of the teams who worked on it!
* And since I know everyone's going to ask, we take into account everything from social proximity, to general interestingness of person and text, to freshness, so you won't see a bubble of just your friends and someone's notion of "important people." And you can also switch to "newest first" mode and see the raw firehose of everything, in time order.
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