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Youtube annotations on preroll

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to use a 2-minute video with annotations as an ad. Is this possible? The material will have alternative endings within the video so when a user clicks on the annotation, they will be lead to the same video but on a different time frame.

 

I heard this feature has been removed already. I hope you could clarify.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Chappy,

 

Now youtube (trueview ads) rolled out the "cards"

 

For your reference


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November 2015

Re: Youtube annotations on preroll

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You still can use annotations. Note that these appear only on desktop and not in mobile so you should target your campaign to desktop only devices.

You can use cards instead of annotations as they are mobile friendly but these appear in a different way within your video.

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Thank you, Archit! I'll use this for my campaign.

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Thanks, Alvaro! This is truly helpful. I might use this for the mobile targeted version