When you’re watching YouTube videos, you’ll often see notifications pop up on the screen encouraging you to subscribe to the channel, trying to get you to click on links to more videos, sharing extra information, and more.
With some YouTube creators overdoing annotations and placing them in spots on the video where you simply can’t close them yourself, it can get pretty annoying. Luckily, disabling YouTube annotations is just a few clicks away for all YouTube users.
Disable All Annotations
You’re going to need to go to your YouTube account settings, which you can find by clicking your profile image and clicking the setting gear icon.
Go to Playback and make sure that “Show annotations and in-video notifications” is unchecked.
Selectively Disable Annotations
If you feel that some channels do share relevant and interesting information in annotations, you can just disable annotations case-by-case as you watch videos. If you’re watching one and the annotations are just too much to take, click on the settings icon for that video and you can immediately toggle them off.
What do you think of YouTube annotations? Are they a source of great info or just an annoyance? Let us know in the comments.