YouTube is our one stop destination for watching online videos and movies. Be it trailers, movies, or TV shows- you name it, and YouTube is the first name that comes to our minds. And the best part is that the website is extremely user friendly and works seamlessly on all platforms. YouTube is the third most popular website in the world, after Google and Facebook of course.
You think you have been with YouTube long enough to know all its secrets? Millions of people access YouTube every day, so here are a bunch of cool features you would wish you had known earlier.
Check ’em out.
- The Drunk Act
Not just you, there are days when your YouTube feels dizzy too. Launch YouTube and just type “Use the force Luke” in the search box. Tap enter and see your YouTube act all drunk and sluggish.
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- Play video on infinite Loop
If you need to play a YouTube video on an infinite loop, all you need to do is just right click on the video and select the loop option. So, next time when you throw a party at your place, set your favorite song and set it on repeat.
- Skip parts of videos using the Numeric Keys
To skip several parts of your video ahead, just press any of the number keys (not from the numpad, below the function keys) from 0 to 9. Say for instance you have already seen half of the movie, then simply press 5 to skip 50% of the video ahead, 4 to skip 40% and so on. Pressing 0 will get you back to the start screen. The numeric keys of your keyboard can act as your loading bar’s controller. Cool isn’t?
- Download your YouTube Videos Instantly
Just add a simple ‘ss’ in the URL after www and before YouTube, to download YouTube videos effortlessly.
- Leanback Mode
Don’t feel like using your mouse or your touchpad at all? Just type “/leanback” after https://www.youtube.com and press enter, to make your YouTube completely keyboard driven.
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- Watch Age Restricted Video without logging in
All you have to do is, remove “watch?” from the URL, and replace the “v=” with “v/”. Press enter and enjoy the video.
- Use the Keyboard shortcuts
Feeling too lazy to reach out to your mouse? Worry not for you can always use that keyboard of yours to control your YouTube videos.
- k= Pause/play.
- j= Rewind the video 10 seconds.
- l= Fast forward the video 10 seconds.
- m= Mute the video.
- Start Video at a specific time
You can always jump to any particular point of a video by adding #t= followed by the time instance, at the end of your YouTube video URL. For example, #t=3m
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- Disable Autoplay
If you want your videos to begin automatically, then here’s what you can do. Play any video, on the right-hand corner of screen you will find one “AutoPlay” option. Toggle this button to disable Autoplay functionality of your videos.
Well, who knew YouTube could be so much fun to use. If you happen to know any more YouTube tricks or have trouble with any of the tricks mentioned here, feel free to share your feedback in the comment box below.
Try them out! It’d be fun! Happy YouTub-ing fellas (y)