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What Does a Highlighted Comment Mean On YouTube?

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When you look at the comments section on your video on YouTube, you may notice that some comments are highlighted on occasion. Why do they highlight certain comments? What’s the significance of one being highlighted? In this article, we’ll explore what it means when a comment is highlighted and what it could mean for you.

What is a highlighted comment on YouTube?

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A highlighted comment is a comment that YouTube has highlighted as a comment that you might want to interact with. They may have chosen to highlight it for a reason, so it’s important to take the time to read it and understand why. The comment could be giving you more information about the video, or they may be addressing a concern that they have. Either way, it’s important to read the highlighted comment and see what your audience has to say and reply to them if you think it’s worth it.

What does a highlighted reply mean on YouTube?

YouTube also generates ‘highlighted replies’ that are similar to highlighted comments.

These will appear in the replies to comments and might be worth interacting with either by liking it or replying yourself.

It’s not just creators that will see highlighted replies, if you comment on someone else’s video and you get lots of replies you might see some that YouTube thinks you might be interested in.

Does YouTube automatically highlight your comment?

Yes, YouTube does automatically highlight your comment.

This saves time for creators when they’re looking through their comments in order to find the best ones and interact with their audience.

The top YouTube creators will get thousands of replies in most cases and this feature helps them with finding the most relevant ones.

How do I remove highlighted comments on YouTube?

Only you as the creator can see highlighted comments on YouTube and for that reason, it’s not that important to remove them.

However, if you want to see that page as a normal person would you can open an incognito browser on something like Google chrome and enter your video URL.

What should I do if my comment is removed from a YouTube video?

If your comment is removed, there’s not much you can do. You can try to contact the creator of the video and ask them why your comment was removed, but they may not give you a response. If you’re not sure why your comment was removed, it’s best to move on and leave that particular video alone.

What is a pinned comment on YouTube?

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On the other hand, you may have seen something called a ‘pinned comment’ on YouTube. These can often be confused with highlighted comments, but they’re definitely different.

Both comment types appear more prominently in the comments section of a YouTube video, but a pinned comment is manually pinned by the video creator, whereas highlighted comments are automatically generated by YouTube for the creator themselves.

A pinned comment on YouTube is a comment that the creator of the video has chosen to keep at the top of the comment section. This means that it will be one of the first comments that people see when they watch the video.

The creator may have pinned the comment for a number of reasons, such as to address a concern or to give more information about the video. Either way, it’s always good to read the pinned comment and see what the creator thinks is important in relation to the video.

How do I pin a comment on YouTube?

If you want to pin a comment on someone else’s YouTube video unfortunately you can’t, only the creator can do this.

However, if you want to pin a comment onto one of your videos you can do. To do this, simply go to the comment section of the video and find your comment or one from someone who has posted on your video. Once you’ve found one, you can click the “pin” button next to it.

This is a great way to show your audience that you’re actively interacting with them in the comments section of your videos.

Why would a YouTube creator unpin a comment?

There are a few reasons why a YouTube creator might unpin a comment. Maybe the comment was inappropriate or offensive. Or, the creator may have decided that they don’t want to keep it at the top of the comment section anymore. If you’re not sure why your comment was unpinned then there is nothing to worry about. Keep commenting on their new videos with funny or useful information to be in with getting another pin!

What should I do if my comment is unpinned?

If your comment is unpinned, there’s not much you can do. You can try to contact the creator of the video and ask them why your comment was unpinned, but they may not give you a response. If you’re not sure why your comment was unpinned, it’s best to move on and leave that particular video alone.

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