Question from Robin G.: Hi Rick. I have a question that I hope you can answer for me.
I’m subscribed to several YouTube channels, and when I’m watching any of the videos posted on one of them a big ugly message always pops up telling me to visit the channel’s website.
I already visit that website pretty often and I don’t need these reminders popping up all the time.
Is there any way to prevent them from popping up on the YouTube videos that I’m watching? They are really annoying!
Rick’s answer: Robin, the messages that pop up while a YouTube video is playing are called Annotations, and I agree that they can get rather annoying. I have Annotations turned off on my YouTube account, and you can easily turn them off on yours as well. Here’s how:
1 – Log into your YouTube account.
2 – Click on the icon located in the very top-right corner of the window (at the far right-hand side of the Search bar). A drop-down box will appear.
3 – Click Settings.
4 – Select the Playback and performance link from the menu located on the left-hand side of the window.
5 – Uncheck the box beside Show annotations and in-video notifications.
6 – Click the Save button.
That’s all there is to it Robin. You won’t see any of those pesky annotations pop up on any of the videos that you watch on YouTube from this point forward.
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