You probably already know what annotation is so I won't really go into it. I just want to say that those annoying annotations will soon go away as YouTube has announced it today. I used to dislike those annotations if I saw too many in one video, but as a content creator sometimes I used to use it in my videos. But rarely some one used to click on them , plus it didn't work on mobile devices.
Reason to discontinue:
- Annotations doesn't work on mobile devices and 60 percent of YouTube’s watchtime now on mobile.
- After adopting End Screens and Cards (these two work on mobile devices) the use of annotations has decreased by over 70 percent.
- People don't like it and it generate seven times less clicks across YouTube.
- Adding annotations hard at the end of the video but End Screen much easier.
Some people might still miss it but I think it's fine, finally the annoying boxes will go away. Oh I forgot to say the old Annotations will stay but you won't be able make a new one or edit the old one. You will only be able delete the old ones. I say just delete and let people watch your video in peace.