YouTube has added a new feature for video creators called “annotations”. Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos! You control what the annotations say, where they appear on the video, and when they appear and disappear. Use them to:
- Add background information about the video.
- Create stories with multiple possibilities (viewers click to choose the next scene)
- Link to related YouTube videos, channels, or search results from within a video
- All of the above!
You can add annotations by going to the list of uploaded videos and clicking on “Edit annotations” or by visiting one of your videos while you are logged in. There are three types of annotations that can be added while playing the video: speech bubbles, notes and spotlights, as you can see in the screenshot above.