YouTube Kills Annotations Because Everyone Hates Them

YouTube is killing annotations in favor of End Screens and Cards. There are several reasons for making this change, but the main one seems to be that everyone hates annotations. Or, as YouTube rather more diplomatically put it, “viewers generally don’t love annotations”. Annotations, for those not familiar, are those boxes that pop up randomly during a video. Content creators use annotations in a variety of different ways, such as correcting misinformation, sending viewers to other videos, and making unfunny in-jokes. But YouTube is now killing annotations once and for all. Annotations Are Obsolete Since annotations first became a thing…

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