The Youtube comment section has become more of a community of itself; sometimes, a YouTube videos comment section can be more fun than the video itself.
For channel owners, dropping comments on related videos in their niche can increase their own visibility as unique and intelligent comments can get you more viewers and subscribers.
So, how do you go about posting a comment on YouTube in easy steps?
Through any browser on your computer, navigate to the official YouTube site.
Google account isn’t required for watching YouTube videos, but you’ll be automatically directed to Google sign-in when trying to post a comment as it is needed to access and interact in the comment section.
The next thing is to find the video you want to watch or comment on by typing the title in the Search Bar at the top of the page.
The search result will be a list of videos for the words you searched for.
For example, let’s say you searched for ‘Sky Diving,’ Youtube will go through its catalog of videos and list the videos related to ‘sky diving.’
You can scroll through the video list and click on your preferred video to watch it.
Step 2: When you open the app, if you’re signed in, you’ll get the YouTube home page, but if not, you’ll have to sign in with your email address and password.
Step 3: Search for the video you want to watch or comment on.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the comment section.
Step 5: Tap the ‘Add comment’ which brings your keyboard on-screen,
Step 6: Type in your comment in the text field and post using the ‘send’ icon.
There you go!
Remember that YouTube isn’t just for video marketing, and the comment section can be a great place for interaction? Exactly!
You can reply to a comment on your computer or mobile phone by:
Clicking on ‘Add a public reply,’
Typing in your comment and clicking on ‘send’ or ‘comment.’
Your comments on YouTube are ‘Public,’ and anyone can see your comment and reply to you.
Some tips while leaving the comments
Though it is very easy to leave a comment or reply to one on a YouTube video.
There are certain tips to note when leaving a comment, some of them are:
Youtube prohibits hateful comments, threats, and spam therefore comments with any whiff of this will be deleted.
So, rather than making comments like ‘this is dumb!’ or ‘this sucks!’ (which isn’t necessarily hateful but doesn’t add to the conversation), you can point out ways the video can be better made or understood. That’s more helpful.
You could skim through the comment section too, to ensure you’re not repeating another person’s comment. Intelligent and unique comments, remember?
Due to controversy over predatory comments on kids’ videos, YouTube has disallowed commenting on videos featuring children.
After deleting tens of millions of comments and removing about 400 channels, Youtube has launched a new algorithm that automatically deletes comments that are perceived as predatory.
In addition to this, the few select channel owners who are allowed to comment on videos featuring kids have a caveat: to monitor their comment section closely.
This is really slippery ground, and you should be careful what you say here if you’re allowed to.
Remember that your comments have to be helpful.
Commenting on YouTube videos can be fun, an excellent way to interact with people and network. You can also use the comment section to drive traffic to your channel.
Now that you know how to post comments on YouTube and the simple rules guiding them, why don’t you go ahead, have fun and leave a precise comment on that video? You never can tell who will reply to you!
Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.