YouTube Now Lets You Delete Your Video Comments

Jan 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Video

YouTube announced today that it had updated the site to allow you to edit your own video comments:

We’re happy to announce the launch of a feature many of you have been asking for. Now you have the ability to delete comments you’ve made on videos. We’ve all been there. Whether you misspelled “pwned”, back in the day when you were just a n00b to the internets, or you simply said something you wish you could take back – now you can remove your commentary at any time.

The Abuse & Safety tool is here for you to resolve issues like harassment and bullying. This new feature will empower you to more easily and effectively handle these types of situations, without needing help from staff. Of course, we always encourage everyone to think things through before posting comments anywhere on the site. But if you don’t get it right the first time, now you can simply delete your comment. To remove a comment that you’ve made, go to the “Text Comments” section below the video and click the “Remove” button next to your comment.

This is a needed update – but it would have been nice if they limited changes to your current visit. Otherwise, people can delete ancient comments and mess up the flow of older comment discussions.

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3 Responses to “YouTube Now Lets You Delete Your Video Comments”

  1. Reader says:

    I have a suggestion. Maybe the uploader of every video acts like a moderator in a forum: He gets to decide if people can edit the comments they leave with “his” video. Thereby uploaders of videos with political content for example, where discussion is important and meaning can be distorted by changing comments afterwards, can assure that no such distortion occurs.

  2. AllenA says:

    This is a great update – but something they should have added a long time ago.

    Deleting comments could cause some strangeness in the comment flow, but I can’t see that being a big issue.

  3. This is a great update.I have a suggestion.Something should have done to to edit or replace videos without deleting them.

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