On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, YouTube announced its adoption of the Google+ comments. Here are a few of the highlights
Comments You Care About Move to the Top
Because the comment section of YouTube uses Google+, users have a choice between reading the top comments, which include engaged discussions, people from your Google+ Circles, and popular personalities, or reading the newest first.
Join the Conversation Publicly or Privately
Similar to Google+, users can chose to comment to the world, to a specific Google+ Circle, or just a few friends. The choice is yours.
Easily Moderate Comments
Google has made it even easier to moderate comments before they go live. Page owners can decide to block certain words or pre-approve messages from certain people.
To see the new commenting system in action, take a look at this video.
Based upon comments posted within Twitter and Google+, some users are not happy with the change. Chris Pirillo, a popular YouTube personality out of Seattle, Washington had this to say:
YouTubers hate the forced Google+ integration because it’s like sticking candy corn into peanut butter when all you want is peanut butter.Have you had a chance to view the new YouTube comments? If so, what do you think? What do you like/dislike the most? Let me know in the comment section below.
— Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) November 7, 2013