YouTube is a video platform where people share informative and entertaining content. It works in the form of channels belonging to individuals or companies. People can subscribe to these channels to show support, and YouTubers create a strong sense of community with these subscribers.
But some people comment inappropriate comments that can cause the community harm and spread hatred. Many YouTubers may want to delete such remarks. There are also times when you accidentally comment on a channel’s comment section and may wish to delete it.
So how do you delete all YouTube comments? In this how-to blog, we will show you.
Once you log in, you need to go to your channel. For this, you can select the My Channel option from the upper-left side of your YouTube home page.
From the list of your videos, select the one you need and scroll down to reach the comment you want to delete.
When you locate the comment, click on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side of the comment. From the drop-down list, click on Remove. The process is complete, and YouTube will remove your comment.
If your YouTube account is not open, tap on Sign in and enter your email and password to log in to your account.
Once there, you need to access your Comment History page. To do this, you can click on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of your YouTube homepage. Click on History. On the page that opens, click Comments from the panel on the right. It will direct you to your Comment History page. You can also access the YouTube comment history from here.
When you reach the Comment History page, you will be able to find all comments you have ever posted. Scroll down to the comment you want to delete.
Click on the three vertical dots that you see beside the target comment. You will find a Delete option. Tap on it, and confirm that you want to delete the comment. That completes the process. No more embarrassing comments!
How Do You Delete Your Comments from Your Phone?
Don’t have a desktop handy? This section will tell you how you can delete your comments you posted on your or someone else’s YouTube video from your mobile.
Go to the YouTube app on your phone. You will need to log in to your account to delete any comment you posted.
When the login process is complete, you need to find the video where your target comment is.
If it is someone else’s video, you can search for it by clicking on the magnifying glass at the top of the homepage or check your YouTube History to find it. To access your History, you need to click on an option called Library at the bottom of the homepage. From there, you can find the History option.
If it is your video where the comment to be removed is, you can go to My Channel from the profile icon on the right-hand side of the YouTube app’s homepage.
Once you locate the video, you need to find the comment you want to delete. On the YouTube app, you may need to scroll down for a while to do this.
When you reach it, click on the three vertical dots at the bottom corner of your comment. You should see an option called Delete. Click on that. You need to confirm once more that you want to delete it, and the process will be complete.
Delete Other People’s Comments on Others’ Channels
Did you see a hate comment on your favorite creator’s video? Sadly, you cannot delete the comment. But, you can report it, and YouTube will hide or take it down.
You can do this both from your desktop or your phone with some easy steps.
How to report people’s comments on YouTube?
Go to https://www.youtube.com/ from your desktop or open the YouTube app from your phone. Log in to your account if it is not open.
The next step is to find the video where the comment is. You can search for it by tapping on the search button at the top of the YouTube homepage. Or you can locate it from your YouTube History.
To find your History from your desktop, you need to click on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the homepage. You will find the History option from the list. To access it from your phone, click on the Library option at the bottom of your homepage, and it will open a list where you will find the History option.
Open the video, and scroll down to locate the comment you want to report.
Once you find your target comment, click on the three vertical dots that appear on its right side. You will find the Report option from the pop-up menu. Click on that.
When you tap Report, another dialogue box will appear. From the list of options, choose the most appropriate option, tap on Report at the lower right corner of the pop-up, and complete the process. YouTube will do the rest.
How to Delete All Your Posted YouTube Comments?
You can also delete all comments you ever posted on any YouTube video by hiding your channel. When you do this, you can hide your video content temporarily. But it will irreversibly erase all your comments throughout YouTube. If you are curious, read on to know how you can do it.
You need to go to YouTube from your desktop and sign in to your account.
Next, you can either click on the profile icon at the top right corner or the three horizontal lines beside the YouTube logo on your homepage. From the list of options, click Settings.
YouTube will direct you to the Settings page of your account. Choose Advanced Settings from the list on your left. You can also access it from here.
Scroll down and select Delete Channel. Clicking it will not delete your account. When you click on Delete Channel, you will get two choices – ‘I want to hide my channel’ and ‘I want to permanently delete my content’. Select the first.
YouTube will now show you what will happen when you hide your channel. Check all the boxes to confirm that you understand, and then tap on Hide My Channel. YouTube will now delete all comments made by your account.
YouTube can be an unsafe place with unwanted comments everywhere. In this blog, we tried to show how you can get rid of comments on your and on others’ YouTube accounts. The next time you see an offensive comment or post something mistakenly, don’t forget to try our tips and make YouTube a safe platform again.
Richard Bennett is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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