Upcoming changes to commenting behavior on YouTube for Google Apps customers

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Upcoming changes to commenting behavior on YouTube for Google Apps customers

Posted: 28 Jul 2015 12:56 PM PDT

This week we announced some upcoming changes to the way Google+ and YouTube will interact moving forward that will make commenting simpler and more streamlined. For Google Apps customers with YouTube enabled, there are few key changes to highlight:

  • Comments posted on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+ (and vice-versa). We will remove the "Also share on Google+" checkbox from the YouTube commenting interface.
  • Individuals in a Google Apps domain will no longer have the ability to restrict comments made on YouTube to be viewable only in their domain. They will see a warning alerting them to the fact that their comments will be public:Similarly, Google Apps admins will no longer be be able to restrict YouTube comments to be viewable only in their domain by default.

Note: These changes will not impact any existing comments that have already been shared to Google+ or that have been shared privately. Those existing private comments and posts will stay private. These changes will only impact new comments on YouTube that are made going forward. 

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release during the week of Aug 3

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

For more information
Google blog post
YouTube blog post

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted