“Not even people use Google+ for it to be as effective as Facebook or Twitter for gaining views. On top of that, it’s just too fiddly”.
As expected, Reddit’s /r/YouTube community is pretty chuffed with the announcement. I headed over there to take in some of the comments from folk like myself that are pleased with the change.
Reddit user Kerfuffle17 wrote: “So.. you mean.. Google did something good to YouTube? We must celebrate!” whilst Marco_rennmaus added: “Wait? This is a dream. No. I’m all dreaming this”.
Fellow Tube Chum Co-editor Dan Mackrell has shared his thoughts on Google+ and YouTube’s ‘super emosh’ breakup, telling me: “It’s good to see that Google is continuing to take steps towards improving YouTube’s comment section, which has been full of trolls and spam for years”.
Initially, PewDiePie hated Google+ so much he disabled YouTube comments. (Image: Variety)
“Forcing YouTubers to use Google+ was a bad move. It was unnecessary and got rejected by many big stars such as PewDiePie, who actually temporarily disabled comments and used Reddit as an alternative. YouTubers want as much control of their channels as possible, so giving them the ability to monitor and moderate the comments once again is a huge positive”.
What are your thoughts on Google+ steering clear of YouTube? Let us know by tweeting us at @TubeChum.
Thumbnail image: Robert Scoble