YouTube revamps much-criticised comments feed
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - YouTube, the Google-owned video sharing website, said on Tuesday it was revamping its comments feed which some web users claimed had turned into a magnet for crude and vulgar postings.
A YouTube blog post said those sharing videos will be able to use "new tools" to help filter out "unwelcome voices".
"When it comes to the conversations happening on YouTube, recent does not necessarily mean relevant," said the posting from YouTube's Nundu Janakiram and Yonatan Zunger. "So, comments will soon become conversations that matter to you. In the coming months, comments from people you care about will rise up where you can see them, while new tools will help video creators moderate conversations for welcome and unwelcome voices."
The revamp will give those sharing videos "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," the blog post said.