YouTube may soon hide comments on videos by default on Android devices

YouTube comments have been a large part of controversies for the company, but now the video platform is testing new feature which will be capable of hiding comments by default, in its Android App.

According to XDAdeveloper, this feature is available in India only for now. A ‘Comments’ button has been added next to ‘Like and Dislike’ icons. Now comments will not be displayed below the video, instead, here YouTube will show which video will be played next.
"Traditionally, when you scroll down in the player window, you see comments below the “Up next” section. But now, YouTube seems to be testing with a different layout for comments.", explained Tushar Mehta.
‘Save to watch later’ button has been moved also by YouTube to make space for the ‘Comments’ button.

However, back in March, the comments section on children’s videos was disabled. It not yet clear when this will be rolled out to a large number of audience.

YouTube is working on a feature on Android app that will hide comments by default

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