Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Adding Cards to YouTube Videos

A new feature YouTube added under Info and Settings is Cards. What this setting does is allow you to add cards such as website, video or playlist, Fundraising, or Merchandise.

In the video that follows I added cards for The Tech In (website) and a YouTube playlist on Chrome Apps. You can set a specific time the ! appears with a reference to the corresponding card, or it automatically appears if you hover by the top of the video.

The purpose of cards is self promotion through a site associated with a particular YouTube account, highlighting specific videos or playlists, or directing users to merchandise or a fundraising campaign. As far as GAFE is concerned, I think a card for a video or playlist will be the most useful.