YouTube has recently added a new feature called Video Annotations, which allow users to make more interactive videos using annotations and bubble messages. You can now add interactive comment boxes, messages, text in bubbles, links to related videos, channels and search results of YouTube content.
Flickr users must be already familiar with this feature as Flickr allows you to add annotations to the photos we upload, but at YouTube we deal with videos, not photos. So it’s way more fun to do in YouTube. Users will have full control over the annotations and the way in which they display in the videos. They are very easy to customize. You can change the size, location on the screen, and location in the video. You can also adjust how long they stay on the screen. And if you don’t want any distractions during the video, you can turn this feature off from the player menu.