The second-largest search engine in the world. With 400 hours of video uploads, every second and people watch over 1 billion hours of video on YouTube. And every time we have got some free time it’s the first choice we have.
With all the amazing features and awesome videos on it. You can also learn some tricks to make your youtube experience better. Here in this post, we have a list of top 18 tricks and tips you must know about.
360-degree videos allow you to visit any place with just rotating the screen and also you can use it with VR. It gets so real with youtube videos. So just go and search for 360-degree videos on youtube and explore some amazing videos on youtube.
VR Videos On YouTube
VR technology has been immersed in technology stack like it was part of it for a long time. So it is not a thing to be shocked at that you can also watch VR videos on youtube. Yup, you will need to have a VR kit with to enjoy the videos.you can also use google cardboard to enjoy your VR experience.
Add Videos To “Watch Later”
Many times we come across some videos but we cant watch them maybe we have a lack of time or can have any reason. And it is really hard to remember the video and search for it again.
So YouTube also has a solution for this problem, you can add any video in your watch later playlist, and again when you have time or you are able to watch the video you can go through it and enjoy the video.
Buy And Rent Movies On YouTube
You don’t always have to go to the cinema hall when you wish to watch any movie and maybe you want to watch some old movies. The solution is you go to some shop and buy a hard copy of the movie. But let me tell you that youtube allows you to buy and rent movies.
If you always want that movie to be added on your account you can buy that and if you just wanna watch the movie then renting a movie is a good choice.
Watch Videos With Captions
I love to watch ted talks but sometimes the language of the talk gets that hard that it gets really hard to even understand what the person is saying in the video. Here the caption comes in to play.
You can read as caption whatever is the audio in the video. And the main thing is you can read a caption in your native language. To turn on or off the captions you can click on the button that says cc at the bottom right of the video or you can press “c”. It is a shortcut for the caption.
Double Tap To Seek
Many times we are watching a video and many videos have some boring part, you want to skip that but don’t wanna skip a lot. So here is the trick you can skip the videos forward and backward by 10 seconds. To do so you just have to double-tap on left to backward the video by 10 seconds and right to forward the video.
New Desktop Design
Youtube is always working to make it better for users. It is also experimenting on a new web interface for youtube. But that is not public now actually that is public but you have to go to different URLs to use that. To use the new guy just head to youtube.com/new.
I watch youtube every night before sleeping, but the truth is light themes really sucks at eyes. Thankfully youtube knows that very well and so it also has a dark theme.so if you also want to switch to youtube dark theme. you can activate it from the Account menu after signing up for the new YouTube desktop experience.
Share A Video That Starts At A Certain Time
Whenever we find an amazing video the thing we do is sharing it with our friend. But sometimes the main thing we want to share is in the middle of the video. So you want to share videos that start at the given time.
So let me tell you that you can share the video that starts at a specific time. you can do it by right-clicking on a video and selecting “copy video URL at the current time.”
YouTube launched a new feature that allows you to see a preview of the video on the desktop. The video previews will appear when you hover over a thumbnail. This will give you a sense of what each video is about. View Suggested Videos
You are watching a video and really liked the video. And you want to watch more videos like that you can do this by going through suggested videos.
while watching a video on desktop you just have to tap on the screen or if you are in a mobile device then the video should be in full-screen mode, it will show a row of suggested videos.
Play Videos At Different Speeds
A video is too slow or too fast, no matter what you just want to change the speed of the video. you tube also allows you to do that. Just tap on the setting button on the video and select speed, here you can choose your desired speed.
No matter what you are using keyboard shortcuts always comes handy. This makes the task a lot easier to youtube also supports keyboard shortcuts. Here is the list of some shortcuts you can use.
- F toggles full-screen mode on and off
- J rewinds the video 10 seconds
- L fast-forwards 10 seconds
- Up arrow increases the volume 5%
- Down arrow decreases the volume 5%
- M will toggle mute on and off
- Esc exits out of the full-screen mode
- K (or spacebar) plays or pauses the video
- Left arrow key rewinds the video 5 seconds
- Right arrow fast forwards the video 5 seconds
Change Video Size And Resolution
Any video comes in different sizes, and you can always change the size according to you in youtube from 144p to whatever the most it supports 4k or 1080 k. You can do this by tapping on the video quality pulldown menu.
Voice Commands For Casting Videos
The world is getting smarter. And you have google home at your home you can use them with youtube too.you can use voice commands to cast videos from YouTube to your TV with Chromecast.
When a video is uploaded to youtube it automatically gets a transcript. You can view the transcriptions by tapping on the More button and tapping on the transcriptions button.
YouTube For Kids
Youtube have another section for kids, here you will find the videos only for kids like cartoons and much more. Just let your kid watch the video here and he or she is gonna love it. Just head to YouTube Kids.