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How to Block Certain Words in YouTube Comments

Is your YouTube comment section filled with bots, spam, or inappropriate words?

If that’s the case, it’s recommended that you block certain words and phrases.

This will prevent your comments section to be unnatural and chaotic.

YouTube has a setting called the “Blocked words” filter that allows you to do just that.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to block words in YouTube comments if you want to block certain spam, scam, profanities, or phrases.

How to block certain words in YouTube comments

  1. Go to YouTube Studio and log in to your account.
  2. Click on “Settings” on the left sidebar.
  3. Select “Community” and scroll down to “Blocked words”.
  4. Enter the words that you want to block from your comments.
  5. Select “Save” to save your changes!

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