YouTube is operating on reducing comment spam and also the performance of the video-sharing platform by adding new features to it. As of 29th July 2022, YouTube announced that the platform will no longer permit channels to hide the number of subscribers they have. YouTube has cleared that this will make it difficult and harder for the imposters to pose as other creators on the platform. It has also added a new comment restraint setting to increase rigidity. Also, it is restricting the type and frequency of special characters that can be used in a channel name.
YouTube has announced in an official community post that there will be three new features to check the problem of spam comments and also the imposters. The video-sharing platform has also added a better creator comment moderation setting in YouTube Studio. Creators will be able to use the better moderation setting to increase the rigidity in the held for review tab. It is an optional feature that is added than can clear out more spam and can also identify abusive comments.
Earlier the imposters could modify the name by adding special characters to their YouTube channel’s name that have permitted them to have identical names of other famous creators. So, for this reason, YouTube is reducing the number of characters that are available for choosing a channel name.