The announcement, made on the Creator Insider channel, follows a review of the community captions feature unveiled last month.
In the video, YouTube’s Tom Leung said that this year, less than 0.2% of channels have used the tool, which allows viewers casts votes while watching a piece of content.
He added that most of the channels which are receiving “real engagement” with the feature “have a better option”.
“So because of this, we think that the info card polls are probably a good candidate for deprecation, which then frees up resources to work on other features such as improving the do-it-yourself captions, improving the dashboard [and] Dark Mode on desktop.
“This will not change anything for other info card types, like video links or playlist links or web links, and it does not change anything about end screens,” he said.
Users have been invited to share their thoughts on the plans, as well as improvements they would like to see made in YouTube Studio, in the comments section of the video.
The news formed part of a wider update on developments from YouTube, with Leung also confirming the migration of YouTube’s Audio Library to the new Studio interface and a full rollout of Dark Mode to iOS users of the YouTube Studio app by mid-May.
Leung later went on to add that both him and colleague James Dillard are looking through comments made by the YouTube users about plans to deprecate community captions, saying that they are “having a number of internal meetings to discuss what we can learn from them”.
Leung concluded by saying that more information on the proposals will be revealed “soon”.