When viewing videos with the YouTube app, constant info message popups during playback shows. Videos that show those info popups show a white circle with the letter 'i'.

Is there a way to disable that?

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    AFAIK, YouTube app provides very little settings outside of video playback, and the info popup might be enforced by YouTube itself. Probably the only choice is to go for 3rd-party YouTube player apps. – Andrew T. Oct 20 '15 at 3:26
  • By info-pops are you referring to ads or other annotations related to video? – xavier_fakerat Mar 11 '17 at 12:03

There's a global setting that can be accessed from the web version. The setting is on Account settings - Playback-Annotations and interactivity - Show annotations...


  • Does this also affect the Android app? – SSS Jul 9 '18 at 12:45
  • Yeah, its global settings, you need to do it via web login – Pradeesh MP Jul 9 '18 at 13:41

Try using Youtube Vanced app. It is a modded version of official Youtube Application. You can download it from https://www.xda-developers.com/youtube-vanced-apk/. This application is developed by a team name Vanced Team from XDA developers. Hope this answer would help you. And please note when you use it ads are not displayed. It is a feature that comes with the app.Above link will all the details you want

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    Can you guide us as to where in the app this option is available? – Firelord Nov 12 '18 at 17:12
  • actually, this app must be installed instead of the official youtube application. It is not included in the official application – Sally Denton Nov 13 '18 at 7:01
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    I think Firelord was asking where in this app is the option. That is, if I've installed Youtube Vanced, what steps do I follow to turn off the annotations? – Dan Hulme Nov 15 '18 at 9:58
  • Sally, could you please fill that gap? Without this detail, this isn't an answer. – Izzy Nov 22 '18 at 10:20

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