For youtube noobie you might not know what the heck is annotations .
When you watch videos , those youtuber will ask you to “CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE?” Well, they’re called annotations and they’re being replaced with what YouTube calls “End Screen and Cards” .
Why Youtube Shut Annotations Down ?
YouTube mention that this step taken because annotations just didn’t work on mobile and most viewers found them annoying and not helpful .
What about the old Annotations that youtuber put up ?
Well the existing annotations will continue to run when using the desktop browser version of YouTube.
When The Changes of Annotation to End Screen and Cut Start ?
The change takes effect on May 2nd 2017.
Annotation Actually Getting Alot of Response and CLICKS!
Do you know that actually annotation was getting alot of clicks ?
A majority of viewers click on annotations only to CLOSE them ! So the boxes don’t disrupt the playing video .