YouTube Now Lets You Erase Those Dumb Comments You Regret You Made

YouTube has always been infamous for the amount of useless comments that videos hosted on the site tend to generate (which is not unusual when it comes to user-generated services that appeal to a massive audience). But those with comment remorse now at least have the option of deleting their dumb and irrelevant responses in just a heartbeat.

YouTube users can now go back and delete any comment they have published in the past by clicking a new button that appears in the “Text Comments” section below the video. Unfortunately, you can only delete your own comments.

To all YouTube users who are reading: please schedule a couple of hours to do this. It will make the world a better place, just a little.

On a related note: Mahalo engineer Christopher Finke has created a Firefox extension called YouTube Comment Snob that filters out undesirable comments from YouTube comment threads.

Here’s to hoping the extension will soon prove obsolete.

(Cartoon from the awesome xkcd)