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Sams Teach Yourself YouTube™ in 10 Minutes by Michael Miller

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Lesson 19. Adding Annotations to Your Video

In this lesson, you learn how to annotate your videos with note boxes, speech bubbles, and the like.

Understanding Annotations

Want to make your video a bit more interactive? Then consider adding annotations to your videos, so that viewers can click on the video to view additional information, links to other videos, and the like.

A YouTube annotation is like an overlay put on top of a normal video. The overlay can be a speech bubble, such as those used on pop-up video programs, or a note containing a link to another YouTube video or user channel. Viewers see your annotations when they click a specific area on the video screen. These overlays can also be used to pause the video playback.

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