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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How to Automatically Filter Words From YouTube Comments

YouTube can be a great place to share your instructional videos with your students and the world at large. Every video that you upload to your YouTube channel has the potential to reach and help millions of people. With that potential audience of millions comes the potential for annoying and or downright offensive comments. Fortunately, YouTube makes it relatively easy to avoid having those comments appear on your videos. Follow the directions in my screenshots below to set automatic filters for comments on your YouTube videos.

1. Sign into your YouTube account and then select "creator studio." Within your creator studio choose "community settings." In your community settings you can enter words and phrases that you want to have filtered from comments.

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2. In your community settings you can choose to have links automatically blocked from comments.
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3. It is also in your community settings that you can specify the default for comment moderation on your channel. These settings will apply to all videos added to your channel. You can override these settings for an individual video.
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