In a move which underscores YouTube's bid to clean up its `Comments' section, the Google-owned video sharing site is urging its users to drop their `anonymous' usernames, and post their real names.
The new move by YouTube marks the online video service's push away from anonymity, as having the users use their real names will help the service ensure a greater uniformity with the other services being offered by Google, especially the Google+ social networking service.
In its bid to prompt the users to use their real names while commenting on a video, YouTube will now pop up a box which will ask the users to start using their "full name" at the site. The "full name" will be taken from the Google+ accounts of the users, as Google requires them to fill in their real names while signing up for a Google+ account.
Though YouTube has still not made it mandatory for its users to use their real names, it still will ask them for a reason - which could be that their channel is for a brand or organization; or "I'm not sure, I'll decide later" - if they decide not to use their real names and continue with their current usernames.
Meanwhile, for all those users who decide to make the switch to using their real names, YouTube will allow them to review and select that content which they still want to have linked to their accounts when they start using their full name.