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    How to enable YouTube comments

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    Joel Fulleda
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    Preliminary information

    Prima di enter the live of this tutorial and spiegarti how to activate YouTube comments it seems right to me to make an initial premise. In fact, you should know that all YouTube channels have comments turned on by default.

    If this is not the case on your channel, it means that you have placed restrictions on comments under the videos and / or in the section Discussion of your channel. If so, you may have chosen to disable comments on your channel entirely, have chosen that option for individual videos, or have selected the option to enable each individual comment manually.



    How do you say? You haven't done any of this but your channel comments are greyed out and when you upload a new video you don't have the option to enable them? In this case, it means that you have set your YouTube channel (or individual videos) as child-friendly and, as a result, some features have been automatically disabled.

    Starting from January 2020, to adapt to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a provision to protect children's online privacy, YouTube has in fact decided to limit the data collected on content intended for children and disable certain features, including personalized ads, notifications, live chat and, indeed, comments.

    Having clarified this, in the next paragraphs you will find all the information necessary to reactivate the comments.

    How to activate comments on YouTube from a computer

    enable comments on YouTube from your computer, connected to the main page of the famous video sharing platform and, if you have not already done so, log in with the Google account associated with the YouTube channel of your interest. Then press the button Log in, at the top right, select your account visible on the screen Scegli an account, enter the Password in the ready field and click on the button NEXT, to login.



    Once this is done, click on yours photoat the top right, and select the option YouTube Studio from the menu that opens. In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Settings visible in the sidebar on the left, select the tab Community e fai clic sull'opzione Default settings.

    Now, via the drop-down menus Comments on your new videos e Comments on your Discussion tab, select the option of your interest.

    • Allow all comments: to enable comments for all videos already uploaded to your channel and allow users to post a comment in the section Discussion.
    • Withhold potentially inappropriate comments for review: allows you to enable comments but not to post those considered inappropriate. However, you can manually publish them from the section Post comments of your channel.
    • Keep all comments for review: Allows users to post comments, but they will only be visible if the channel owner chooses to post them.

    Regardless of your choice, it will be useful to know that for each new video you upload to your channel, you can choose the option you prefer when uploading.

    If, therefore, you have chosen to completely disable comments on your channel but want to enable them for a new video, click on the button Crea (top right), to upload a new video, click on the item Other options, locate the section Comments and ratings e seleziona l'opzione Allow all comments process the menu to tendin Visibility of comments. In this regard, my guide on how to post a video on YouTube may be useful.



    If, on the other hand, your intention is enable YouTube comments for a video already uploaded to your channel but leaving them disabled for other content, click yours photo, at the top right, select the option YouTube Studio and, in the new open page, click on the item Video.

    Now, put the check mark next to the video of your interest, click on the option Modification, select the voice Post comments from the menu that opens and choose the option of your interest (Allow all comments, Withhold potentially inappropriate comments for review o Keep all comments for review) process the menu to tendin New value.

    As mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, comments on your videos may still be disabled if you have indicated your channel (or individual videos) as intended for children. In that case, if your channel actually has content for the little ones, you can't enable comments in any way.

    If, on the other hand, you have set this option by mistake, access the section again YouTube Studio, click on the item Settings in the left sidebar and select the tabs Channel e Advanced Settings.

    In the new screen that appears, locate the entry Public and put the check mark next to the option of your interest between No, set this channel as not intended for children. I never upload content intended for children e I want to review this setting for each video (the latter option allows you to set the audience of your videos for each new upload). Then press the button Save And that's it.


    How to activate YouTube comments from smartphones and tablets


    If you are wondering if it is possible activate YouTube comments from smartphones and tablets, it will be useful to know that using the app YouTube Studio for Android devices and iPhone / iPad it is possible to activate comments for videos already uploaded to your channel but it is not possible to change the settings of the latter and, consequently, not even the default options relating to comments.

    To activate comments for a single video already uploaded to your YouTube channel, launch YouTube Studio, press the ☰ button, at the top left, and select the option Video from the proposed menu. In the new screen that appears, tap the video of your interest, press the icon of pencil, top right and, on the screen Edit video, fai tap sull'icona della gear wheel inside a square.

    At this point, locate the section Post comments , move the lever next to the item Allow comments da OFF a ON and press pulsating Save, to save the changes and activate comments for the video in question.

    If you need to edit multiple videos at the same time or change the default comment settings and you don't have a computer available, you can access your YouTube channel using the browser installed on your mobile device (eg. Chrome your android e Safari on iPhone / iPad) and activate the desktop version of the YouTube site.

    To do this, connected to the main YouTube page, tap on yours photoat the top right, and select the option Desktop site from the menu that opens. Once this is done, press again on yours photo, fai tap sul pulsating YouTube Studio and, in the new screen that appears, select the option Continue on Studio.

    At this point, all you have to do is press the icon of rotella d'ingranaggio, at the bottom left, to access the Settings of your YouTube channel, select the options Community e Default settings and follow the instructions I gave you in the paragraphs dedicated to activating comments on YouTube from a computer.

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