We live in a fast-paced world, which means your opinions won’t always age well. They can sound offensive, off-topic, or downright cringey when you read them several weeks later.
But don't worry. It's easy to find your comments on YouTube, then edit or delete them as you see fit.
How to Do a YouTube Comment Search
1. On YouTube's homepage, click History on the left navigation menu.
2. Select Comments on the history type panel (right side of the page).
Next, you'll see a panel showing your YouTube comment history. Scroll through the comments and identify the ones you want to edit or delete.
How to Delete YouTube Comments
1. To delete a comment, return to the YouTube comments panel (steps shown above). Find a comment you want to delete and click Details.
2. On the next page, click the three dots beside your comment and select Delete.
How to Edit YouTube Comments
1. To edit a comment, return to the YouTube comments panel (steps shown above). Click on the video containing the comment you want to change.
2. Next, YouTube will send you to the video watch page containing your comment. Click the three dots beside your comment and select Edit. Adjust the comment as you see fit!
How to Review YouTube Live Stream Comments
Now that we’ve taken care of regular comments, let’s review the ones you've left on live streams.
1. Return to the history type panel (steps shown above) and click Live Chat.
2. Browse your previous live chat messages. Delete or edit them the same way you would a regular YouTube comment (steps shown above).
2 Drawbacks of YouTube’s Comment Review Tool
On the surface, this tool does what it promises and allows you to review and delete comments. But here’s the catch (and it’s a pretty big one): If you want to do any of this with ease or speed, you’re out of luck.
The tool lacks:
If your goal is to dig through years of comments to find the embarrassing ones, it won’t be easy or efficient. However, this is the way to go until there's a better way to see your comments on YouTube.
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As a YouTube user, you've probably left a bunch of comments on many videos. We've all done it, but sometimes it's almost impossible to keep track of all of them.
Fortunately, YouTube makes it easy to look, edit or delete all the comments you've made on your account. How? Read on to find out.
Why You Should Know About Your YouTube Comment History
There are many reasons to view your comment history. Maybe you want to remember a special occasion or share one of your coolest comments with your friends or family.
Plus, since YouTube lets you edit or delete your comments, you can easily change a comment or get rid of it entirely. After all, we've all written something incorrect or embarrassing at some point.
And, since YouTube keeps a record of all the available comments you've made on your account, knowing how to view your YouTube comments and manage them can really come in handy.
How to View Your YouTube Comment History on Desktop
First, let's go over the steps to find your YouTube comments using your favorite browser.
If you've commented on a deleted video, or if, for any reason, YouTube removed your comment, it won't appear in your history.
How to Delete and Edit Your YouTube Comments on Desktop
Once you are on your YouTube Comment History, you can change or delete any comment available. First, go to the comment you would like to edit or delete and then follow these steps:
How to Share Your YouTube Comments on Desktop
Sharing your comments is pretty easy too. After you've clicked on one of your comments as we showed you before, the URL on your browser's address bar is a unique link for the video page that has your highlighted comment at the top of the comments list.
You can share the link with the sharing button on your browser if it has one. Or just copy it from the address bar and share it with your friends, on social media, or however you want.
How to View, Edit, or Delete Comments on the YouTube App
You can also use the YouTube app on your smartphone to view and manage your comments. All you need to do is follow the steps below:
Enjoy Viewing and Editing Your YouTube Comments
There may be many previous comments you want to view and edit—and now you know how easy it is to do that.
So go ahead and change or organize your comments on your PC or phone, or just view your comment history to relive special moments and occasions.