28 September 2019

How to Copy Text from Comments on YouTube App

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Are you one of those people who love to read comments while watching a video on YouTube? The comment section on YouTube is a very interesting place indeed. Sometimes you will come across a comment that you would like to save or share somewhere else.

Copy comments on YouTube app

You may already know that the YouTube app has restricted users from copying any text from the comments directly. If the comment is very small in length, you can easily type it somewhere and then copy it to the clipboard.

The main problem arises when the comment is very long. In that case, it would be a tedious task to type it manually. Well, there is no need to worry. Here we have shared a simple trick that can help you to copy any text from comments on YouTube app.

How to copy comments from YouTube app


In this method, will use an app named Universal Copy which allows you to copy text from any app including YouTube. This app uses accessibility service on your phone to fetch the text that is being displayed on the screen. Here's how you can use it -
  1. First, download and install Universal Copy app on your Android phone. It's available on Google Play Store for free.
  2. Once you have installed the app, open it and enable the Universal Copy button at the top of the screen.
    Enable Universal Copy button
  3. You will be asked to activate accessibility service for the app. Simply, click "Open settings" option and open the Universal Copy app. After that, enable the button and then confirm it.
    Enable accessibility service
  4. Now open YouTube app and go to the comment you want to copy.
  5. Next, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification tab. There you will see a notification to activate the Universal Copy mode. Click on it.
    Activate Universal Copy mode
  6. After this, click on the text you want to copy from the comment and then tap the copy icon at the top-right corner. You can also edit the text by clicking the pencil edit icon.
    Copy text from comments on YouTube app
The comment you have copied from the YouTube app will be saved to the clipboard of your phone. You can paste it anywhere normally.

Copy YouTube comments using a web browser


Another way to copy comments from YouTube is by using the web browser on your phone. You can copy text from the YouTube website with the default long-press method. Here's a step-by-step guide -

First, you have to open the video in the web browser. For this, open YouTube app on your phone and then play the video from where you want to copy the comment. After this, tap the "Share" button and then click the "Copy link" option.

Share video link on YouTube

Now open any web browser (for example, Google Chrome) on your phone and paste the link you have copied in the address bar. Next, visit the link and then find the comment you want to copy. Finally, long-press on the text to select it and then tap the "Copy" option. That's it.

Copy YouTube comments from browser
So these two are the best methods to copy text from comments on the YouTube app. The second method will work on both iPhone and Android smartphones. If you want to ask something related to this tutorial, you can share it with us in the comment section below.

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