Now, YouTube will show comment history of users: Here's why
In a bid to shield creators and viewers from spammers and malicious commenters, YouTube is testing a feature that would show the comment history of users. The capability would give channel owners a clear view of what kind of comments a person or other channel has been posting on their videos. Here's all you need to know about it.
YouTube announced the comment history feature in a recent update on its Creator Insider channel, TechCrunch reported. The company said whenever a creator would click on the name of a person who has commented on any of their videos, a dedicated profile card would appear, showing the full list of comments they have made on the same channel.
Currently, when you click on a commenter's name YouTube shows their channel, playlists, and videos. But, with this new capability, you can clearly see their "intentions". The full list of comments would certainly show if they are one of the loyal viewers of the channel or one of those who tend to troll the channel or abuse other viewers using the platform.
While the capability is handy, you should note that it isn't anything like Reddit, where you see the complete comment history for every user. Here, the comment history only includes the comments made on the creator's channel over the past 12 months, not on those of others. Also, it doesn't provide a lot of information about the person behind the comment.
That said, the new feature is certainly good enough to help you take adequate actions in the comments section. Meaning, if a commenter causes problems, you can choose the option to hide their comments in the future. On the contrary, if they share positive comments, you can add them into the list of 'approved users' whose comments automatically get published.