Turn off video annotations and notifications
Many Youtube videos are blighted by irritating annotations that promote the creator’s website or channel, or bombard you with useless titbits of information in the form of speech bubbles and pop-ups. Thankfully, Youtube scrapped annotations last year, because they didn’t work on mobile devices, encouraging creators to use interstitial ‘Cards’ and ‘ End Screens’ instead, but there are still millions of videos that feature this annoyance. To disable annotations permanently, click your profile picture and go to Settings, Playback. Untick the option ‘ Show annotations and in-video notifications’ and click Save. You can also turn off captions on this page.
Sadly, Card notifications and End Screens can prove equally obstructive, and there’s no official option to turn them off. The most effective fix is to create a new filter in your ad blocker and enter youtube.com##. ytp-ce-element, which we’ve found to work like a dream!
Permanently turn off the annoying annotations that interrupt your viewing