How to View Your YouTube Comment History
We all watch videos on YouTube. Of course, other social media platforms also host videos of all kinds, but there’s something special about this site that it’s almost impossible to ignore all the fantastic content it has for us.
From time to time, you might find an interesting video that happens to capture your attention, and you decide to leave a couple of ingenious YouTube comments.
Maybe the channel owner replied to you, or perhaps your comment became a top comment, and you want to save it for posterity.
Whatever your motivations are, today, you will learn how to check the YouTube Comment History in your account.
Without further ado, here’s a little list of the important information you will find in this article:
- How to check your YouTube Comment Search in easy steps;
- Quick guidance to edit or delete comments on YouTube;
- How to use and access the comment history section on the YouTube app and the desktop site.
3 Reasons to Check Your YouTube Comments History
Sometimes, having lots of comments on multiple videos creates the need to check them once in a while.
There are many reasons you would want to take a close look at your YouTube comment history, and these are the top ones.
1. You Want to Delete Old Comments
As simple as it sounds - maybe what you commented on a video some months ago is no longer aligned with the opinions you want to share with others.
That’s perfectly normal - we all change our minds from time to time.
So, if you don’t want to get an annoying notification of people arguing with you, you are on your right to delete the comments.
2. You Need to Recover Information
It is possible that you posted really important info in a comment, such as a link to a website, and now you want to get it back.
You need to find the page video to do so, so the best way to do it is by using the search history of your comments.
3. You Want to Edit What You Wrote on the Comment Section
Did you make a typo and now you want to correct it? Go to the YouTube comment history, and your problem will be solved!
This way, you can continue to use this platform in a more efficient way.
Pro-Tip: The YouTube Dark Mode feature helps users to have a greater focus on a video while enjoying this platform at its fullest.
If you use YouTube regularly, activating this option on the YouTube page is one of the best decisions you could ever make!
How to Check and Manage YouTube Comment History
There’s something really important about this platform that every user should know before continuing: YouTube is owned by Google.
That’s right - the top American giant is the supreme leader of this website, which in this case is good for us since Google has some of the best options to find and edit a search history.
Therefore, your Google account is directly linked to YouTube, so, in theory, checking the comment history on a video page is easy peasy.
Managing Comments on a Web Browser (Desktop)
If you use this platform on a desktop (Mac or PC), then you will be able to see comments history on a browser.
Before continuing, make sure you enter the correct email address of your account on the YouTube homepage, so you don’t end up wasting your precious time.
Finding Comments in the Browser Menu
You need to click on the left corner icon with three lines in order to have a sidebar menu with multiple alternatives:
The “History Type” menu will appear on the side of the screen.
At this point, you must click on the “Comments” option.
Editing and Deleting Comments
Here, a screen will appear with a full list of your comments history on YouTube.
A big “X” icon in the right top corner will help you delete the comments you don’t want to keep.
On the other hand, if you just want to edit a comment, you will need to click on the video link where the comment was posted.
This will take you to the channel of the creator in order to manage all the comments you want.
Managing YouTube Comments on a Mobile Phone (Android or iOs)
If instead of watching YouTube on a desktop, you prefer to enjoy this platform on an iOs device, you can also delete or edit a comment whenever you want.
Can You Manage Comments on the Mobile YouTube App?
There’s a minor problem, though - you can’t delete or edit a comment in the app.
You can still manage your comments on your phone, but you will need to use a web browser once again.
Tap the Menu Icon and Find Your History
The procedure is almost identical on mobile devices.
If you try to go to settings in the app, it will send you back to a browser.
Hence, your best bet would be to open the YouTube website and tap on the three lines icon that appears on the left of your screen.
Once again, the sidebar menu will show you the “Comments” option - tap on it, and you will be almost done.
Select the Options to Edit or Delete Comments
Here, you will see every single comment that you’ve made in the past.
You now have full access to your comment history!
All the video links where you commented will appear on this screen.
If you want to manage the comments, just tap the three dots icon and wait for the side menu to pop out:
That’s all you need to know about managing your YouTube comments.
There’s a Youtube comment writer inside all of us - don’t let anything stop you from commenting!
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YouTube Comment History FAQ
Why Can’t I find a Comment on YouTube?
Perhaps the owner of the channel decided to delete your comment.
It happens sometimes, so don’t worry.
Can I Edit or Delete Multiple Comments at Once?
No. There’s no such thing as bulk comments editing or deleting.
You need to do it one by one.
Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.