10 YouTube Tips And Tricks Everyone Should Know
Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of YouTube:
- Use YouTube’s search filters to find specific types of videos
When you search for something on YouTube, you can use the filters on the left side of the page to narrow your results. For example, you can filter by duration, type (e.g., movie, TV show, music video), and upload date. You can also use the “Tools” dropdown to sort your results by relevance, view count, or rating.
- Use YouTube’s playback speed settings to watch videos faster or slower
If you want to watch a video at a different speed, you can use YouTube’s playback speed settings. To access these settings, click on the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the video player and select “Playback speed.” From here, you can choose to play the video at different speeds, such as 1.5x or 2x. This is especially useful if you want to watch a long video in less time or if you need to slow down a video to understand something better.
- Use YouTube’s closed captions and subtitles to watch videos in other languages
If you want to watch a video in a language that you don’t speak, you can use YouTube’s closed captions and subtitles to follow along. To turn on subtitles, click on the “CC” icon in the bottom right corner of the video player and select the language you want to use. If the video doesn’t have subtitles in the language you want, you can try using a third-party tool to add them.
- Use YouTube’s watch later feature to save videos for later
If you come across a video that you want to watch but don’t have time for, you can use YouTube’s watch later feature to save it for later. To add a video to your watch later list, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the video and select “Save to watch later.” To access your watch later list, click on the clock icon in the top right corner of the YouTube homepage.
- Use YouTube’s notification settings to stay updated on new videos from your favorite channels
If you want to be notified whenever a particular channel uploads a new video, you can use YouTube’s notification settings. To turn on notifications for a channel, go to the channel’s page and click on the bell icon next to the “Subscribe” button. From the dropdown menu, select “All” to receive notifications for all new videos or “Only uploads” to receive notifications only for new full-length videos.
- Use YouTube’s dark mode to reduce eye strain when watching videos at night
If you find it hard to watch videos on YouTube at night because of the bright screen, you can use YouTube’s dark mode to reduce eye strain. To turn on dark mode, click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Dark theme” from the dropdown menu. This will change the background color of the YouTube website to a dark grey, which is easier on the eyes in low light conditions.
- Use YouTube’s keyboard shortcuts to navigate and control videos faster
You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate and control videos on YouTube more efficiently. Some useful shortcuts include:
- Space bar: Play/pause video
- Left arrow: Rewind video by 10 seconds
- Right arrow: Fast forward video by 10 seconds
- Up arrow: Increase volume by 5%
- Down arrow: Decrease volume by 5%
- M: Mute video
- F: Enter/exit full-screen mode
You can find a full list of YouTube’s keyboard shortcuts by going to the Help Center and searching for “keyboard shortcuts.”
- Use YouTube’s incognito mode to watch videos without saving your history
If you don’t want YouTube to save your watch history, you can use the incognito mode to watch videos without leaving a trace. To turn on incognito mode, click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Turn on incognito” from the dropdown menu. When you are in incognito mode, YouTube won’t save your watch history, search history, or other activity to your account.
- Use YouTube’s data saver mode to reduce data usage when watching videos on mobile
If you have a limited data plan or are on a slow internet connection, you can use YouTube’s data saver mode to reduce data usage when watching videos on your mobile device. To turn on data saver mode, go to the settings in the YouTube app and select “Data saver.” This will reduce the quality of the videos you watch and make them take up less data.
- Use YouTube’s playlists to organize and watch your favorite videos
You can use YouTube’s playlist feature to organize and watch your favorite videos. To create a playlist, click on the plus sign next to the “My channel” tab and select “Playlist” from the dropdown menu. Give your playlist a name and description, and then add videos to it by clicking on the “Add video” button. You can also add other people’s videos to your playlists by going to the video you want to add and clicking on the “Add to” button under the video. To access your playlists, click on the playlist icon in the top left corner of the YouTube homepage.