Google recently made some changes to their comments on YouTube that allows you to add URLs to your comments and now integrates Google+ comments with YouTube comments.
The addition of URLs in comments is big for marketers and for spammers. It will be interesting to see how well YouTube does in monitoring the links shared in the comment sections of uploaded videos. Monitoring these links will help ensure users like you are not be subject to malware attacks or viruses.
Along with the addition of URLs, YouTube also now enables you to post comments to Google+ directly through the video page. You may share them publicly or with a specific circle.
Google+ posts that link to videos or channels will also appear as comments on YouTube, marked “via Google+”.
In my opinion, this feature is another attempt to further align Google’s social media network with their video-sharing platform. The first sign of this integration appeared when Google initiated Google identity, which allowed users to decide if they wanted to connect their Google+ profile with their YouTube channels instead of using a username like, “ejf2433”.
Here is a list of other additions that YouTube has made to their comments: