How to Disable YouTube’s Annoying Annotations

Nancy Messieh 23-02-2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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What do you think of YouTube annotations? Are they a source of great info or just an annoyance? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Martin
    February 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Thank you!!!

  2. ines beag
    February 25, 2017 at 4:36 am

    just an annoyance

  3. Lou
    February 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Tried this, and did not work for me. First two YouTube videos I tried still have annotations. Double check confirms Annotations disabled.