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Now that signing in on YouTube is done through a Google account, I can't find my YouTube notifications about comments that I've received. Before signing in with a YouTube username, the notifications where on the main page of YouTube. Where are they now?

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On YouTube, click your profile icon in the top-right and then click Inbox in the menu that appears. Messages and comment notifications will show up there.

You can also get to the inbox directly by going to http://www.youtube.com/inbox or go to the comment folder specifically with http://www.youtube.com/inbox#comments/

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As of November 2013, the new YouTube commenting system now uses Google+. The Comments section of the YouTube Inbox will no longer update when new comments are left on your videos.

From the YouTube help article, "Inbox doesn't show new comment notifications":

The Comments section of the YouTube Inbox will no longer update when new comments are left on your videos.

Instead, the new YouTube comment system uses the Google+ notification system to let you know when someone's commented on your videos or your channel. Now you can receive notifications via email, on your mobile device, and in the Google bar.

Notification bell

You can adjust the notification settings for the Google+ profile or Google+ page connected to your YouTube channel to manage the notifications you receive when someone shares or comments on your content across the web.

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I've gradually enabled every checkbox in those settings and I'm still not getting email notifications of comments on my videos. Of course, now I also get tons of notifications about stuff I don't care about. What a mess. –  boot13 Jan 1 at 23:45
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