If you’ve always wanted to create clickable links from within a YouTube video to an external website, you can now do so. This article will show you how.
For a long time, YouTube has allowed you to create links to other videos, channels and YouTube-centric actions like voting, commenting or subscribing. Also, using 3rd party software or creating overlay ads, you could create some outbound links, but it was tricky and cumbersome.
Then, a few months back YouTube began to allow external links to fundraiser sites like Kickstarter. Now it seems the floodgates are open.
You can create clickable links and buttons from within a YouTube video using their annotations tool.