YouTube Teams Up With Google To Improve Comments
Posted: September 26, 2013 by Alex Chan
YouTube's comments section, the land of trolls and other kinds of hostility, is finally getting an upgrade. In an effort to provide users with an improved "commenting" experience, YouTube is about to introduce a new commenting system that integrates deeply with Google+.
As of today, the space below YouTube videos will start to transform (in a series of sweeping changes) to what Google is calling "conversations that matter to you."
What does this mean, exactly?
Just like any other social network's news feed, YouTube's comments will be based primarily on relevance (to the video in question), not how recently they were posted. You'll soon notice a new set of comments rise to the top, those made by the video's creator, celebrities, or the people you know and interact with both on YouTube and Google+. Also, replies will be nested beneath original comments turning into "engaged discussions" with a long thread.
Plus, don't be surprised to find out that no two users' YouTube comments section look quite the same. Each user will be able to "personalize" their comments by posting YouTube comments to Google+ publicly or within a given social circle. If you're not so keen on circles, you can only select certain users to be able to see the comment. In other words, you and your folks can engage yourselves in your very own conversation, making it as silly or intellectual as you like.
And yes, if you want to comment on YouTube, G+ account is mandatory.