RIP. They’ve gone absolutely insane. Imagine all the old videos with clickable picture in picture insets that will no longer work.
It’ll break old click heres which I havent clicked
Something retarded is going on because earlier these changed channel page and if I combine that with these “related” tags, to me it seems to point changes towards tailored feeds as I have foreseen
Basically, ruling out both user and creator options, Google will be in control
Sounds like a good move for YouTube. consolidating their features.
You mean those obnoxious, intrusive, generally advertising like spam that most people disabled anyway?
I wouldn’t support a feature that has declined dramatically when a similar, alternative was available.
RIP MST3K with annotations to explain some of the more obscure references.
RIP eevblog annotations where he actually ads incredibly useful context . . .
Sure it’s a bit less convenient for the end user, but eliminating a minor feature sounds like a good move to reduce cost and complexity of maintaining the platform. Or something. Personally, I think I can count the number of times I’ve clicked an annotation on one hand.
Useful context added after the fact now has to be told in descriptions.
I prefer it that way
Throw in an external link to a wiki or formal documentation and I’m in heaven.
Reading on screen? What is this some foreign film?
That’s way better.
You don’t want to see Asian video sharing sites…
COMMENTS IN YOUR FACE CONSTANTLY FLYING BY ON SCREEN.
Ya know, the same thing can be done in a video editor and baked into the video, or you could even do it, theoretically, with subtitles.
And it has not been mentioned, I don’t think.
They did not work on mobile, so useless to a vast many anyway and in that case they get nothing because they did not put it in the description and no annotations.
Yeah I can see some of the frustration but this is just better.
It is worse. Who takes the time to read the whole description to find out if that one formula makes sense?
Yes, but like Autoplay, the default option is ON. Those that don’t know better don’t know the option exists.
Worse, some Chinese ones still rely on FLASH.
That’s an excellent point. I don’t use mobile much.
Doesn’t it save your preferences in cookies? if not, it should