Within a few years, YouTube has gone from existing as a simple video sharing platform to a giant social media platform helping people to connect.
As per 2022 statistics shared by Statista, YouTube ranks as the 2nd top application with 2.6 billion active users per month.
There are more than 51 million YouTube channels on the platform as of August 2022 according to Tubics. All the YouTubers are making videos and promoting their content on the site to earn money or just as a hobby.
Recently YouTube introduced a new feature known as “Highlighted Comment”. It has confused a lot of people across the globe.
What is a Highlighted comment on YouTube?
Comment highlighting is a new feature of YouTube that simplifies the browsing experience.
With highlighting a comment on Youtube, this comment will be on top of the comment section. Therefor making it easier to find.
Irrespective of whether you are the video creator or just a regular viewer of the video, anyone can highlight a comment in any video.
How to make a comment highlighted on Youtube?
- Scroll down to the comment section beneath the video.
- Choose which comment you want to highlight. When you chose one you just need to click on the timestap next to the users name on Youtube. The person who created that comment will get a notification with “Highlighted reply” from your account.
- When you clicked on it the page will automatically refresh. Youtube will also automatically create a new URL. Scroll down to the comment section beneath the video. You will see that the comment you just clicked on is now highlighted.
So now you know what a highligted comment means and how you can make it. But why would you use this?
Benefits of a highligted comment in Youtube
For a viewer, who has highlighted a comment, the benefit for them is simple. When someone responds to their comment, they will receive a notification saying, “Highlighted Reply”.
But the real benefit of this feature is for the one who owns the video. If the video owner highlights a comment, it becomes less stressful for them to reply to it and search for it later on from a massive pool of comments.
It simplifies and streamlines the browsing experience only. The highlighted comments are moved above the pinned comment, making it easier to be found. When the comment is highlighted, YouTube creates a special URL for it.
To undo it, you have to restore the URL to its original format.
With the highlighted comment feature, YouTubers are finding it easiery to filter essential and constructive criticism.
Before this feature, it wasn’t easy to navigate and find meaningful comments and respond to them.
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