YouTube Video Annotations
Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos! 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 control what the annotations say, where they appear on the video, and when they appear and disappear.
How do I get started?
Please visit our Help Center for more information on Video Annotations.
Are there examples?
What else should I know?
Annotations, once published, are shown by default. You can turn them off while watching a video through the player menu—just click the button on the bottom right of the video player.
Video annotations are available now as a "beta" feature. We're working hard to get this out of beta and, once we do, annotations will support more languages (not just English) and appear on videos embedded in other websites.