Back in June, we launched Video Annotations, a feature that allows you to add background information, create branching ("choose your own adventure" style) stories or add links to any YouTube video, channel, or search results page -- at any point in your video.



Being the creative lot you are, we should have anticipated all of the amazing uses that you would have found for this feature: you are putting it to work to create elaborate narratives and games, teaching tools, promotional enhancements, and much more. To that end, this month's Trendspotting Tuesday (yes, the program is now monthly) is devoted to innovative applications of Video Annotations. Check out some examples on our home page or right here:









Inspired? Try adding Video Annotations to one of your own videos. Here's a helpful instructional video from user DestinyHomeBusiness:









Best,

The YouTube Team