Add a clickable URL to youTube video description in 2023- you need to be verified!

Just spent a good amount of time wondering why I couldn’t add a clickable link to a YouTube video description. It kept on companioning about not allowing angled brackets!! Turns out the YouTube account was newish and to stop the bad guys YouTube now needs you to verify your account with either an ID upload or a facial scan! Bloody hell!

The only issue is that this is far from obvious and the only indication of the verification process is teeny tiny text at the bottom of the description field – see the image blow. Well done Google – 100 billon dollar company fail!

Teeny tiny link at Botton – wow, great UI design google!