The YouTube Annotations editor is being retired

Effective starting May 2, you’ll no longer be able to add new or edit existing annotations, only delete them. Existing annotations will continue to show when using a desktop computer.

Instead you can use Cards and End Screens, which are viewable on mobile too.

Why is YouTube making this change?

tl;dr many viewers don't like Annotations and many viewers don't even see Annotations

* 60% of YouTube watch time is on mobile devices, which means that most viewers can't even see Annotations

* End Screens and Cards generate seven times more clicks across YouTube than annotations

* Users close 12 Annotations on average, before they clock one

* End Screens and Cards are easier to create

Learn more on the +YouTube Creators​ blog:

https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2017/03/keep-fans-engaged-with-cards-end.html
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