Have you ever tried commenting on a YouTube video? but it just wouldn’t post it. A few days ago, I came to the same problem. I couldn’t post a comment on a YouTube video. Well, my problem was easily solved by changing some settings.
While I was finding a fix for this problem, I came across many different reasons. You might not be going through the same problem. I will try my best to provide different reasons and a possible fixes.
There can be many reasons why you can’t comment on YouTube videos. I came across many different reasons of happening this. I have listed the reasons below. You can check if any of these reasons is a possible cause for error.
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Reasons Why can’t I comment on YouTube Videos
Out of the various reasons that can be found online, I have listed the main problem which makes you unable to post a comment on YouTube. Go through all the points to get an idea about what might be the problem.
1. YouTube Creators have Turned Off Comments
Comments from viewers is a choice for the creator. On YouTube, the creator can decide if he/she wants comments on a specific video or not. Many YouTube creators use this feature to avoid comments.
This feature is helpful when a video is about controversial topic. Visitors actually fight in the comments. Comments are sometimes turned off to prevent hate and fights.
Check the comment is on YouTube. It will display “Comments are turned off”. You cannot comment on that particular video.
2. Restricted Mode is On
YouTube has introduced a Restricted Mode feature. It is available in settings. This setting is for parents to allow a controlled environment. This feature removes any mature and objectionable content.
Comments are turned off in restricted mode. See if you have restricted mode enabled. If enabled you can turn it off in the settings. Then you comment on YouTube Videos.
3. Blocked for Spam or Bad Comments
One of the reason could be that you are blocked from commenting. YouTube takes bad and spam comments seriously. YouTube has a enormous community. Millions are comments are posted daily. YouTube uses algorithm to filter out bad and spam comments.
If you have commented any bad comment or spammed. Chances are that you are blocked from commenting for certain period of time. This can happen if large number of people report your comment.
4. Expired Cookies
Many times we login through many different devices. Sometimes your cookie just expired. It does not log you out automatically sometimes. All you have to do is re-login.
Cookie expiration problem is quite common. Just log out and login again. Try to comment again on the YouTube video.
You can clear all the cache data of your browser. Then try to comment on the video.
5. You are Blocked by the Channel
YouTube creators can block a specific channel or viewer. Blocking any viewer does not restrict from viewing their channel or playlist. It just blocks you from commenting on the videos of that specific channel.
If a creator has blocked you, there is nothing much you can do. You can email the creator to unblock you.
Until you are unblocked, you cannot comment on their videos.
6. Comment Using VPN
Well you can not do much if problem is from YouTube’s end. When you just can’t find out what might be the problem, Try using a VPN.
Connect to a VPN of a different location. This does not guarantee to solve your problem. But in some cases it might help you.
Conclusion: can’t comment on YouTube videos
See from above reasons if any of them works for you. There could be a bug in the app or website itself. It is very hard to determine what is the cause of the problem. If you have any other solution in your mind, you can provide it in the comments below.