YouTube comments hidden by default in new test by the video site

CNET | 6/21/2019 | Shelby Brown
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Will YouTube say no comments?

YouTube's comments section can be a mix between no man's land in a war zone and the Wild West. Translation: The place can be dangerous. So instead of making you read what the New Statesman called "the worst of the internet," YouTube is working on a new feature that would hide comments by default.

YouTube - Request - Comment - Test - Statement

YouTube didn't immediately respond to a request for comment but it confirmed the test in a statement to TechCrunch on Friday. "This is one of many small experiments we run all the time on YouTube, and we'll consider rolling features out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments," the Google-owned site told the publication. XDA developers had spotted the test in India on Wednesday.

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