Amazing YouTube Tricks You Should Know to Enhance Your Video Watching Experience

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Asif Ahmed
Asif Ahmed
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YouTube is most popular video sharing websites on the internet, more than a billion people watch millions of videos. 

Assuming you to spend a good amount of time watching videos on YouTube, I think you should know some tricks about YouTube so that you can enhance your YouTube video watching experience

Watch age restricted videos without logging in

If you did not already know, you are required to log in to YouTube before you can watch a video that is age restricted.

Remove ‘watch?‘ from the URL and replace the ‘v=‘ to with ‘v/‘ and press enter.

Start the video at a specific time

Maybe the video is too long, maybe it’s a part in the middle of the video you want to share with a friend, you can easily make the video start at the particular time. 

Just add “#t=” followed by the time you want your video to start from. For example, “#t=1m2s” or “#t=62s”.

Sing along the music videos

MusiXmatch is a Chrome Extension that will overlay lyrics on top of music videos on YouTube so that you can sing along. 

Full screen the YouTube video just inside the browser

There is a Chrome extension called Magic Actions for YouTube, which enhances YouTube experience and will add a couple of features to YouTube.

It will let you run YouTube videos in the full-screen mode, just inside the browser so that you can still switch between tabs if you have to.

Watch your videos 1.5x Faster

There are videos on YouTube that are quite long and are also slow, fortunately, YouTube gives the option to speed up or slow down the video playback,  the options are, 0.25x, 0.5x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x.

I have found that speeding up the videos to 1.5x, it still makes you understand what for videos about and you can actually finish a 9-minute video in just 6 minutes.

Similarly, you can slow the speed of a YouTube video if you have to learn something, like, a dance step, perhaps.

Add videos to Watch Later Playlist to watch them later

When you discover a video on YouTube, you really don’t have to watch it at the same time.

But, you feel that it will be lost if you do not watch it right now, and you will not be able to see it again, this is why many people stop their work and get done with the video.

You can actually add it to a playlist, Watch Later (this playlist is already created in every YouTube account) and then go back to watch the video, no hurry, work is more important.

Know what it is in the videos, even before playing it?

It’s 2018 and clickbait on YouTube has not stopped, sometimes there is a serious mismatch between the title and what is India’s inside the video.

If you click on such videos using your mobile data, you will end up losing it, the best way is to install YouTube Go app, which is a specially designed app for countries your mobile data is expensive. 

The app actually lets users Scrub through the video without playing it so that you know what is inside. It is actually not just helpful for saving data but for saving time as well.


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