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YouTube may soon bring back comments section on top

YouTube to make a big interface change
YouTube to make a big interface change (REUTERS)

The comments section on the YouTube app is buried at the bottom.

YouTube is testing a new interface where comments appear right below the video.

Spotted by XDA Developers, the interface is currently available to very few users with the YouTube app on Android (version 15.14.33). The website reports, in the new interface, users don't have to scroll to the bottom to comment as they appear right below the video. The comments section appears as a small window which expands when you tap on it. The implementation appears very similar to Facebook's.

The comments section right now is buried on the mobile app. In the current interface, video player is followed by the description and engagement tools like like, dislike, share, download or save. Next follows is the list of recommended videos. There's also related and other topics-based suggestion tabs on the top when you half scroll the related videos. Once you scroll at the bottom, you get the comment.

YouTube's decision to move the comments section back on top is likely to draw criticism. Back in June last year, YouTube started hiding comments section after reports of rampant abuse and trolls emerged.

 

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