YouTube terms


The number of comments made on a video.

What is a comment in YouTube?

A comment on YouTube is a form of user interaction or feedback that viewers can leave on a video. It is a way for viewers to share their thoughts, opinions, or reactions about the video content. Comments can be found below the video player and can be sorted by top comments or most recent comments. They can also include replies to other comments, creating a thread of conversation.

YouTube comments can be a valuable source of feedback for content creators, as they can provide insight into the viewers' perspectives, preferences, and suggestions for improvement. However, they can also be a source of spam or inappropriate content. Therefore, YouTube provides tools for content creators to moderate comments, including options to review, approve, or delete comments, and to block certain words or phrases.

How can I see the comments on a YouTube video?

To see the comments on a YouTube video, first, you need to open the YouTube app or website and navigate to the video you want to view the comments on. Once the video is playing, scroll down the page. If you're using the YouTube app on a mobile device, you'll find the comments section just below the video's description. If you're on a computer, the comments section is located below the "Up next" videos on the right side of the page.

However, it's important to note that not all videos will have a comments section. The video uploader has the option to disable comments, and in some cases, YouTube may also disable comments on certain videos, especially those that may involve minors or sensitive topics. If comments are disabled, you will see a note stating that comments are turned off.

Why can't I see comments on YouTube videos?

There could be several reasons why you can't see comments on YouTube videos. One possibility is that the video's uploader has chosen to disable comments to prevent any negative or inappropriate remarks. This is a common practice among content creators who want to maintain a positive and respectful environment on their channel.

Another reason could be due to your personal YouTube settings or the device you're using. If you're using YouTube Kids, for instance, comments are automatically disabled to protect younger viewers. Similarly, if you're using YouTube in Restricted Mode, which filters out potentially mature content, comments may not be visible. Lastly, it could be due to a temporary glitch in YouTube's system. Try refreshing the page or restarting your device to see if the comments reappear.

How do I reply to comments on YouTube?

To reply to comments on YouTube, you first need to sign in to your YouTube account. Once you're signed in, navigate to the video where the comment you want to reply to is located. Scroll down to the "Comments" section which is usually found below the video's description. Here, you'll see all the comments that other users have left on the video.

Find the comment you want to reply to and click the "Reply" button located right under the comment. A text box will appear where you can type your response. Once you've written your reply, click the "Reply" button again to post it. Your reply will then appear underneath the original comment. Remember to keep your responses respectful and constructive, as per YouTube's community guidelines.

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