YouTube tightens its measures against comment spamming. Other changes to come this July
Other, following the hidden thumbs down count Changes YouTube users will soon be able to enjoy new features on the site. YouTube Studio has tighter, but more flexible security settings that provide protection for content creators.
YouTube Creators Have the Option to Increase Strictness
First, has an “increase stringency” option. This allows creators to submit “potentially inappropriate comments” for review for up 60 days under a tab called “held for review”. These identified comments will be only visible in YouTube Studio, and not on the watch page. This gives creators more control.
You can comment spam via YouTube in many ways. Spam that pretends to be major creators, offers viewers something in return for them emailing, and then drives them away from YouTube in a way to finally scam them is a concern.
Creators had two options before the new feature: disable all comments from their videos, or hold all comments for review and manually go through them. This new feature improves security and makes it easier for creators to manage comments and pages.
YouTube may filter comments that contain these terms or any others that closely match them. Only the “potentially inappropriate comments” that have been screened will be available for manual review. They will then be deleted or shown publicly on the creator’s channel or video.
YouTube plans to hide subscriber count for creators
A requirement to display subscriber numbers is another measure that users can expect by July. However, this seems to be a controversial issue among users. YouTube claims that hiding their subscribers is preferable for creators who are still building a reputation online. However, this makes YouTube safer for everyone.
This was done in response to channel impersonation. Fake channels are created pretending to be famous pages. They then lure and mislead many subscribers. With the aim of attracting subscribers, these account impersonators will often comment on other content in an attempt to steal their identities. The number of subscribers is often a sign of credibility and true identity. Many online users have fallen for these fake channels by keeping this secret.
Channel impersonation can often be achieved by sneaky use special characters to imitate letters from a legitimate channel’s title. Many people who follow account imposters often miss accents and diacritics. YouTube has taken steps to limit the characters creators can use when creating a channel name.
The number of people who try to make a living online by sharing content and other video sharing activities is growing. YouTube’s new settings and measures may help budding and professional videographers to focus on their content and not on the risks that social media presents.