YouTube annotations is growing up and getting better as the annoying text overlaying videos are getting a makeover. The change was inspired by mobile pop-up card in Google Now and Android Lollipop’s multitasking menu.
YouTube describes the new aesthetic as a “beautiful” evolution of annotations. The six card types introduced today include templates for merchandise, fundraising, fan funding, and links.
The cards work across both desktop and mobile. YouTube says they hope to grow cards to replace annotations, but not until they can “do everything annotations can do today, and more.” Stay Tuned…watch our tutorial below!