YouTube is one of the most common and popular choices for watching videos and sharing content with others. Let the cliché aside, YouTube is the vast library of content with something for everyone.
The user-friendly and smooth interface doesn’t hurt the popularity of it either and you are more likely to be a regular user of YouTube.
Here are some of the cool and surprising features of YouTube which make it even more awesome.
Here are Cool and Surprising Features of YouTube You Should Know
Create GIFs out of Videos
Do you want a part of video to be a GIF for you? You can do just that in YouTube. Simply add “GIF” word before YouTube in browser tab. For example, gifyoutube.com. It will take you to another page where you can choose a part of around 15 seconds of video to turn it into GIF. Before downloading GIF, you can also add stickers and text.
Adjust Speed of Videos
Have you ever wanted to slow down a tutorial or recipe video? Good news for you is that you can do it next time. Simply go to “Settings” and choose “Speed”. You can slow down the video by either 25% or 50% with this feature. Similarly, you can also raise the speed of videos.
Link to a Specific Point of Video Playback
Have you ever seen a funny portion in a video and ever wanted to share it with friend? You can simply share a portion of video exactly from the point you want your friend to watch to save him or her from the hassle of watching the whole YouTube video. Simply add #t= to the end of URL.
Also add the minute and second of the video and minutes and seconds should be followed by ‘m’ and ‘s’ respectively. The end of URL should look like “#t=08m15s”.
YouTube has added a lot of fun for your karaoke party. Simply type the song name after karaoke and search. It will show up the videos with the whole lyrics to sing along.
Download Videos Smoothly
You may not know but you can easily download YouTube videos. Simply type ‘ss’ followed by ‘www.’ in video URL. It will take you to another page to download videos.
If you didn’t know yet, you can make your favorite videos offline and watch later offline. Simply click on arrow below the video and your video will be downloaded. Keep in mind that it is for mobile not desktop.
Save Videos to Watch Later
Well, this trick is simple. You may already know about that. But we must include it as it really makes your life easier. If you have ever come across a video in search results you like, but can’t watch at the moment due to some reason, it can save video for later. Move the cursor to the thumbnail, it will show a three dot icon on the bottom right. Now click on it and choose “Add to Watch Later”
One Click to Loop Videos
Right click on the video and see a lot of options appear to choose from. Just copy the video URL at that time, fix playback issues, and create loop.
Choose Your Ad Preference
Now you can choose the types of ads that you like. You may customize the ad preference you see on YouTube, just like Google. You cannot avoid ads but you may at least customize them so you can see only those contents you like. Simply go to Ad Preferences and remove the types of ads that you no longer want to see.