This news isn’t necessarily Android-related, but YouTube is as big of a Google service as any, and we wanted to make sure you were aware. Comments on YouTube videos and in channel discussion tabs will no longer be quite as terrible thanks to the incorporation of Google+ comments. The discussion tab comment overhaul has already begun, but comments in actual video pages won’t rollout for some time, though you can see an example of what they will look like above.
Also, with new comments come new features. For example, as you browse through YouTube videos that have the new G+ comments, you’ll see the comments you “care about” move to the top. In other words, comments from popular personalities, friends in G+ circles, or the video’s creator will be easily seen rather than the trolling responses that fill up popular channels.. The rest of the new goodies can be found below:
- Comments you care about move to the top: You’ll see posts at the top of the list from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people in your Google+ 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.
- Better ways to moderate comments: You have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans. These can help you spend less time moderating, and more time sharing videos and connecting with your fans.
I know we often say “it’s about time” when referring to tech products, but holy sh*t, Google, it’s about time we overhauled YouTube comments.
And last, have you subscribed to the Droid Life channel yet? Go do it.
Via: YouTube Blog