Enabling or disabling comments site-wide
By default, comments are off on a new site. You can disable or enable comments on a site level. However, enabling comments will require that you take ownership of moderating your viewers’ comments. Vimeo OTT is not responsible for moderating this content but it does need to adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy as outlined in our Terms of Service.
To enable comments, go to your Site Settings (Settings > Site > General). Scroll down to see the option to turn on comments
When you select this, you will see a window asking that you agree to the terms of moderation. Once you agree to the terms, comments will be enabled for your site and will include the ability to flag, delete, and block users. Also, if you have notifications turned on, you will receive an email every time a new comment is posted.
If you already have comments turned on, a window will pop up automatically when you navigate to your Dashboard asking that you agree to the terms of moderation. Please note that if you do not agree, comments will be deactivated. Rest assured you will not lose content, but existing comments will be hidden and new comments cannot be posted.
Note that if "Made for kids" is enabled on your site, comments are disabled by default.
If the box is unchecked and comments are turned off, all videos will automatically have their comments disabled. This is true even for videos with existing comments; those comments will not be deleted, but hidden, and will be displayed again if you choose to re-enable comments in the future. If you have disabled comments at the site level and attempt to enable them at the video-level, comments will still be hidden for that video.
When the box is checked and comments are turned on at the site level, each video's comments will automatically be enabled if they had been enabled before. If this is the first time enabling comments, however, you will still have to enable them for each video. We recommend using the bulk editing option if you need to enable comments for many videos.
Enabling or disabling comments for specific videos
You can disable comments for a specific video at the bottom of any video edit tab if you have comments enabled on your site.
You can do so by navigating to Content, select the video, then select Distribution > Comments. Make sure “Enable comments” is unchecked.
⚠️Note: Comments are automatically disabled when a new video is uploaded. You will need to go through each uploaded video and enable comments manually.