Friday, April 24, 2015

Blocking YouTube Annotations

Annotations are a great feature for youtube publishers. They often add context, corrections or updates to the video which is great! The problem is that some abuse annotations to push you to other unwanted sites by adding large blank annotations that when you click takes you to a site you didnt want to go to when you only wanted to pause. Lucky for us there is a work around using AdBlock Plus. First install the AdBlock Plus extension (make sure you get the one by adblockplus.org ) Once installed go into the Adblock Plus Options an then click the 'Add your own filters' tab on top. in the first box type in:
||youtube.com/annotations_
and then click Add Filter. Ta Da! you are done. Enjoy!