YouTube is introducing profile cards that display all comments a user has left on a specific video.
If you tap on the profile picture of a user who left a comment, their profile card is pulled up that contains a summary of public information about that user.
Information in the new YouTube profile cards include:
- Profile photo
- Subscriber count
- Recent comments/replies
- Channels subscribed to
The comments that are found on a profile card are limited to the video currently being viewed. The company’s hope is that this will contribute to a more welcoming community, which is certainly possible as users could possibly thing about if they should be leaving negative comments when they know they can be easily found in the profile card.
What’s more telling than the comments left by users is what channels they are subscribed to, which is on full display on their profile card. A lot can be ascertained from the kinds of YouTube creators they are subscribing to.
Users will be able to change the kind of information is displayed in their profile card from the setting menu, so it wouldn’t hurt to look into this if you value privacy on the video platform.
Profile cards are being rolled out on the Android app in the coming days. There are plans to launch the feature on other devices in the future.