YouTube Random Comment Picker

Select a random winner for a YouTube giveaway, promotion, sweepstake or contest.

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YouTube Comment Picker

YouTube Comment Picker is a free tool to choose a random winner from the comments on a YouTube video for your YouTube giveaways, promotions, sweepstakes or contests.

We support YouTube giveaways for regular YouTube videos and YouTube Shorts.

To start, add YouTube video link and choose YouTube & giveaway settings.

Plans & Pricing
YouTube commentsMax. 500Unlimited
YouTube videosMax. 1Up to 5
Multiple winnersMax. 1Up to 10
Add extra entriesNo Yes
Filter comments
by text, date & like count
No Yes
Theme color, logo & titleNo Yes
Ad-freeNo Yes
Price$0 /mo
$8 /mo

YouTube & giveaway settings

YouTube video
YouTube giveaway settings & filters
Extra entries: 0
Enter each name on a newline or comma-separated. Add a name multiple times to give this user multiple extra entries.
Excluded users: 0
Add each username on a newline or comma-separated.
Learn more about the YouTube giveaway settings & filters >
Raffle settings
The spin wheel animation is only possible if the `Random comment` option is selected.
Results settings
Solve sum

Start raffle & pick winner

How to select winner for a YouTube contest?

Choose a winner for a YouTube giveaway in the following steps:

  1. Add YouTube video link.
  2. Select YouTube giveaway settings and filters.
  3. Select raffle and results settings.
  4. Press Get YouTube comments.
  5. Press Start to select a winner.
  6. Save results and share winner.

Prefer a visual guide? Watch our step-by-step video tutorial below on how to use the YouTube Comment Picker tool.

What is YouTube Comment Picker?

YouTube Comment Picker is a simple free tool to pick a winner for YouTube giveaways, sweepstakes, promotions, contests or lotteries based on comments of a YouTube video.

Start by entering a YouTube video URL in the tool and press get comments. We will retrieve all comments from the official YouTube API. We add comment replies, extra entries, block users and filter duplicate names from comments, based on your selected settings. After retrieving all the comments, you can start the winner generator and pick a random winner from all the comments by pressing the Start button.

When using this tool, you are agreeing to be bound by the YouTube Terms of Service.

Save & share giveaway results

After a YouTube draw with our giveaway tool, it's possible to save the results. You can do this by using one of the share buttons below YouTube contest details. This will create a unique result page for your giveaway with the following information:

  • Name and profile picture of contest winner.
  • YouTube channel link of winner.
  • Comment of winner.
  • Number of entries.
  • Draw date.
  • Link to the YouTube video.

Example of certificate with YouTube giveaway results:

Example Certificate YouTube Giveaway

The result page will be stored for at least 3 months and does not contain any of your private information.

YouTube contest settings & filters

You can filter comments and include or exclude users based on your contest rules. We will explain each of the settings of our tool below.

Filter duplicate users

If the option "Filter duplicate users" is enabled, it means that if a user adds two comments on your giveaway video, it's only counted as one entry. This way you can make sure that people will not spam your contest with comments to give themselves extra changes. We filter users by a unique user ID that belongs to a YouTube user.

Include replies to comments

Replies are comments that are replied to top level comments. Those comments are done via the Reply button in YouTube. If you enable this option, we will include those comments. By default, those comments would not be included.

Filter comments based on a specific text

Let's say you start a raffle where you want people to give the correct answer on a question or guess a number. This option makes sure that only users with a specific text or answer are included in the entries. This could be useful if you are running a YouTube guess & win contest. If you enter multiple words, all words should be in one comment.

Add extra entries

By default, only comments are counted as entries for the contest or promotion. We can't get subscribers or people that liked your video with our tool. If you want to give people an extra change if they subscribed to your channel or liked your video, you can use the extra entries option to add their names. Those names are not connected to a user from the comments and will not be filtered.

Exclude users

If you enable this option, you can add the names of the users you want to exclude from the contest. This option is useful for excluding previous winners from winning again or blocking spam accounts. You should enter the name displayed in the YouTube channel or comment, e.g. Comment Picker.

Youtube Contest Rules

Want to know more about the rules of what is and what is not allowed in a YouTube contest? Or do you want to learn more about how to create a successful giveaway to increase subscribers and views?

You can read it in our blog about How to Run a Giveaway On YouTube?

How to find a YouTube video URL?

You can find and copy the link of a YouTube video via the YouTube app or via any browser in the following steps.

Copy YouTube video link from YouTube app

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Navigate to the YouTube video.
  3. Press Share.
  4. Press Copy link.
Copy YouTube video link from the YouTube app.

Copy YouTube video link via a browser

  1. Open YouTube in your browser.
  2. Navigate to the YouTube video.
  3. Copy the link from your browser address bar.
Copy YouTube video link from the browser.

You can also press Share > Copy below the video. The YouTube video link is now copied to your clipboard. You can paste it in our tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers of frequently asked questions about the tool in the list below. Is your specific question not listed? Please send us a message via Facebook or Instagram.

YouTube Comment Picker is free to use to select a winner from up to 500 YouTube comments.

Join Premium to get an unlimited number of comments for your YouTube giveaway, add multiple YouTube videos, use Premium filters, and get access to a fast, ad-free website.

YouTube Comment Picker has a limit of 500 comments for free users and offers unlimited comments for Premium users.

We can't get comments if comments are disabled, the video is removed or if the video is set to private. You should also make sure that you entered the correct YouTube video link.

YouTube Comment Picker supports picking comments from YouTube Shorts, as long as the video has comments enabled and is publicly available. You can simply enter the URL of the YouTube Short video, and it will randomly select comments from the Short video for you.

No, we will never manipulate the outcome of our giveaway tools. All tools are completely random and fair for everyone.

If you want to select a winner from live chat comments during a YouTube livestream, you can use the new Export YouTube Live Chat tool.