How To Disable Comments on YouTube

September 2016


This article will explain how to turn off comments for videos published to your YouTube channel.

Disable Comments on a YouTube Video

Connect to your Youtube account and click the Settings button (represented by a cog icon). Then click on Video Manager:

A list of your published videos will be displayed. Choose a video, and click on the small arrow next to the Edit button > Info and Settings:

Next, click on Advanced Settings. Uncheck the Allow comments option:

Click on Save Changes to apply your new settings.

Disable Comments on Your YouTube Channel

Open the Dashboard. In the left pane, go to Community > Comment Settings:

Scroll to the Default Settings section:

Under the sections labeled On your new videos and On your channel, select Disable comments:

N.B. Instead of disabling comments, you can also choose to moderate them before they are published on your YouTube channel.

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