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Is there a way to bulk delete all my YouTube comments without restarting my channel or deleting anything else?

I couldn't really find a good solution anywhere else.

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Go to the YouTube Advanced Account Settings page:

  1. Press delete channel.
  2. Expand the "I want to hide my channel" section.
  3. Check everything and press the "HIDE MY CHANNEL" button.

You may need to wait a little before YouTube deletes your comments. You can check that all of your comments are delete here: Comments History

If necessary, you can go to your channel page (or this) to un-hide it (it will ask you for you name again). Doing this will also private your subscriptions, videos, and playlists, but you can set them to public as needed.

NOTE: I actually found this myself, though it's identical to this YouTube video and this Technicles article.

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    Thank you! I was going through my comment history and found an endless stream of comments from when I was young. Christ, what have I done... – Babyburger Jun 17 '18 at 15:05
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There is no way to bulk delete, without restarting your channel.

This answer will therefore specifically focus on how to delete comments, which is a painful way of removing all your content


You can only delete certain comments

  • You can delete comments that you've made on other people's videos.
  • You can delete comments that others have made on your videos.
  • You can remove comments that others have made by reporting them. If the comment gets enough votes, it will be removed.
  • You cannot delete multiple comments at once.
  • You cannot delete comments made before YouTube was bought by Google (October 2006).

How to delete

  1. Sign in
  2. Open the Watch page for the video you left the comment on
  3. Click the "All comments" link
  4. Find the comment you want to delete.
  5. Click the small triangle on the right side of the comment
  6. Click "Remove"
    • Ensure that you are logged in with the correct channel if you don't see the "Remove" option.
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    It's easier just to go to your History, then click Comment history, and delete from that page. – ian-campbell Mar 7 '18 at 20:02
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It is easy now. Go Here:

https://www.youtube.com/feed/history/comment_history

It is good practice to first edit the comment, to something null, before deleting it. The reason for this, is that this has a greater chance to delete anything that was posted, in case deleted comments are saved in their database. Thus, if the comment is edited first, that saved comment may only reflect the most recent edit.

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  • This doesn't answer the question. The link just shows history of videos I've commented on. It doesn't provide a way to bulk delete comments. – user1751825 Feb 26 at 15:11
  • @user1751825 It does answer, given that you can click, and delete. With a bit of javascript, everything can be deleted in bulk. – Akiva Feb 28 at 2:06
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    I had previously tried the link from mobile, where the behaviour is quite different. I can see that in desktop mode is does indeed list the comments directly. Not quite deleting in bulk, but helpful nontheless. I'll remove my downvote. – user1751825 Feb 28 at 3:53

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