Leaving comments on YouTube videos can be super fun. You get to interact with creators, share your thoughts, and be part of the discussion.
But with hundreds of comments over the years, how do you keep track of what you said before? Luckily, YouTube saves your entire comment history and makes it easy to view and manage.
In this ultimate 3200+ word guide, I‘ll share everything you need to know about looking up your YouTube comment history.
By the end, you‘ll be a pro at finding any comment you‘ve ever made across channels and videos. So get ready to take a stroll down memory lane!
Overview: How to Access YouTube Comment History
Here‘s a quick summary of how to view your YouTube comment history:
- Sign in to your Google account on YouTube desktop or mobile site.
- Click your profile picture > YouTube Studio (desktop) or tap ≡ menu icon (mobile).
- Go to Comments section.
- See your full comment history in chronological order.
- Use filters to refine by date, video, etc.
- Open threads or delete/edit comments as needed!
Pretty simple, right? Now let‘s get into the details…
Why Check Your YouTube Comment History?
Before I get into the step-by-step guide, you may be wondering — why even bother looking at my YouTube comment history?
Here are 5 great reasons to view and manage your comment history:
1. Delete Embarrassing Old Comments
We‘ve all left comments that seemed clever at the time, but now make us cringe. Checking your history lets you find and delete such comments to keep your discussions productive.
2. Find Useful Info You‘ve Shared
You probably drop helpful links, product recommendations, and tips in various YouTube comments. Revisiting your history helps rediscover these nuggets of useful info.
3. Monitor Interactions and Conversations
Your comment history allows reviewing discussions you‘re a part of across YouTube. You can check if you’re engaging positively with creators and the community.
4. Correct Mistakes or Misinformation
Look through your past comments to fact check yourself. If you shared incorrect info before, you can edit comments to fix it.
5. Manage Your Online Presence
The discussions you participate in shape your online presence. Checking your history ensures your comments align with how you want to come across professionally.
So in a nutshell, viewing your YouTube comment history helps keep your profile and interactions productive, helpful, and mistake-free!
Now let‘s get into how to actually look up and manage comments…
Step 1: Sign in to YouTube
To view your personal YouTube comment history, you first need to sign in to your Google account:
Go to YouTube.com and make sure you‘re logged in to the account whose comments you want to check. You‘ll see your profile picture in the top right corner when signed in.
Open the YouTube app or mobile site on your phone and sign in if needed. Ensure it‘s the correct Google account before proceeding.
Pro Tip: Log in on an incognito/private tab if you don‘t want your comment viewing activity to be saved in your browser history.
Step 2: Access YouTube Studio
YouTube stores your comment history in YouTube Studio, accessible from your profile menu:
Click your profile picture and select “YouTube Studio” from the dropdown menu. This will open your Studio dashboard.
Tip: You can also go to youtube.com/studio directly to access Studio.
Tap the “≡” 3 lines menu icon in the top left corner (or bottom right on iOS). Then tap “YouTube Studio” from the menu.
This will bring you to the YouTube Studio dashboard. Now it‘s time to view comments!
Step 3: Go to Comments Section
Within YouTube Studio, the Comments section contains your entire comment history.
On the left sidebar, under the “Interactions” section, click on “Comments”. This will open your comments dashboard.
Tap the ≡ menu icon and select “Comments” below “Interactions”. You’ll be taken to the comments dashboard.
That’s it! You can now view your full YouTube comment history.
Step 4: View and Manage Your Comment History
On the Comments page, you‘ll see your entire YouTube comment history in chronological order. Here are some tips to view and manage it:
Read Comment Text
Scroll to read the full text of each comment you‘ve posted across every video, live stream, or channel.
See Parent Video/Channel
The video or channel name appears under each comment, so you know where you originally commented.
Filter comments by date posted, video/live/all, channel name, etc. This helps find comments faster.
Use the search bar to lookup comments containing specific words, phrases, video titles, etc. Very handy!
Open Comment Thread
Click the video title below a comment to see the full public thread and conversation context.
Hover over a comment, click the ⋮ icon, and choose “Edit” to modify or update the comment text.
Click the ⋮ icon on a comment and select “Delete” to remove it permanently from your history and YouTube.
And that‘s essentially it! You now have full access to view, search, filter, edit or delete any comment in your YouTube history. Pretty neat!
Next, I‘ll share some pro tips and things to keep in mind when using this feature.
Important Things to Know About YouTube Comment History
Here are some key facts and professional tips regarding YouTube comment history:
Comment history goes back as long as you’ve had your channel and remains unless deleted.
Edited comments are marked as “Edited” in history. Original text is not saved.
Deleted comments cannot be recovered. They’re removed completely from your history.
You can only view comment history of the account you‘re logged into. Switch accounts to see their history.
Comment history does not show replies by other users, only your comments.
Use filters to sort comments by newest, oldest, top videos, live chats, etc.
Comment history updates in real-time. New comments appear instantly after posting.
Consider reviewing history weekly/monthly to clean up unproductive discussions.
The YouTube Studio Comments dashboard offers advanced comment management beyond just history.
Comment responsibly! Your discussions contribute to YouTube’s community.
So in summary, your YouTube comment history is a handy record of your posting activity and discussions across the platform. Leverage it to engage positively!
Next up, I‘ll tackle some frequently asked questions about YouTube comment history.
FAQs about YouTube Comment History
Here are answers to some common questions people have about viewing YouTube comment history:
How far back does my YouTube comment history go?
Your comment history goes as far back as when you created your YouTube/Google account. Old comments remain permanently unless you delete them.
How do I find my first ever YouTube comment?
Sort your comment history from oldest to newest, and the first comment that shows up will be the first one you ever posted on YouTube.
Can I delete multiple YouTube comments at once?
Unfortunately no, YouTube doesn‘t allow bulk deleting comments currently. You have to remove them one by one.
Why are some of my old YouTube comments missing from history?
If comments are missing, it‘s likely because the video owner deleted them or your account got temporarily suspended.
Does YouTube automatically delete old comments after some time?
Nope, YouTube stores all comments indefinitely unless you manually remove them from your history.
I hope these answers clear up some of the most common questions around YouTube comment history! Now let‘s wrap things up.
And there you have it — a complete guide to finding and managing your YouTube comment history!
The key takeaways:
Access comment history within YouTube Studio dashboard
View your entire comment history in chronological order
Leverage filters to refine searches and lookup comments
Open threads for context and delete embarrassing old comments
Edit existing comments to update information or fix mistakes
Review history regularly to have positive interactions on YouTube
So what are you waiting for? Go check out your YouTube comment history to rediscover old gems, clean up discussions, and manage your profile!
Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions. And please share this guide if you found it helpful.
Happy YouTube commenting!