YouTube is rolling out its new commenting platform this week. Previously announced in September and limited to channel pages, the new feature integrates features from Google+ while also sorting comments based on relevancy rather than date order.

As a refresher, the new system enables anyone to comment, but utilizes Google+ as its identity database. If you’re logged into your Google account, it will surface comments from those you’re connected to and match a specific set of criteria. In addition, when you share a video to your Google+ page, it will link back to the original YouTube video page.

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