How to See and Edit Your YouTube Comment History

If you post lots of YouTube comments, you might want to review or delete them now and then. Here’s how to search your comment history and make those changes.

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.

The history option on YouTube's left navigation menu for the homepage.

2. Select Comments on the history type panel (right side of the page).

The comments link on the YouTube history panel. It's below the "manage all history" heading.

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.

A few YouTube comments on the history panel. The panel shows a comment preview and the video's title and thumbnail.

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.

The details link, which is right below the YouTube comment in question.

2. On the next page, click the three dots beside your comment and select Delete.

On the right side of a comment, you can click the three-dot menu to delete the post.

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.

A YouTube comment and the video it belongs to

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!

On the right side of a comment, you can click the three-dot menu to edit the post.

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.

The live chat option, which is at the bottom of the watch history panel.

2. Browse your previous live chat messages. Delete or edit them the same way you would a regular YouTube comment (steps shown above).

Click on any comment to edit or delete it on the video watch page.

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:

  • Filters and search parameters to narrow your results.
  • An all-time YouTube comment history.

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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