9 cool YouTube features you may not know about

9 cool YouTube features you may not know about
9 cool YouTube features you may not know about

9 cool YouTube features you may not know about

YouTube is one of the – if not the – most popular choice when it comes to watching videos and sharing them with others. Its vast library of content – pardon the cliché – has something for everyone.

The easy to use interface doesn’t hurt its popularity either and there’s a good chance that you are one of YouTube’s regular as well.

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Here, we share nine features that will make the service even better for you:

Create GIFs

Create GIFs

Do you love a part of a video and want to create a GIF from it? YouTube lets you do that. Just add the word ‘GIF’ before YouTube in the browser tab, so that it reads gifyoutube.com.

You get redirected to a page. It is here that you can select a portion of up to 15 seconds from the video to convert into a GIF.

Before you download the GIF, you also have the option of adding text and stickers.

Adjust the speed of videos

Adjust the speed of videos

Have you ever had the urge to slow down a YouTube video while you are watching any tutorial? You’ll be happy to know that you can do that next time.

Just go to the ‘Settings’ tab and then select ‘Speed.’ You have the option of slowing down the YouTube video by either 50% or 25% using this feature.

You can also increase the speed of videos in the same manner on YouTube.

​Link to a specific playback point

​Link to a specific playback point

Have you ever come across a very funny portion in a YouTube video and wanted to share that with a friend? You can save your friend the trouble of watching the entire YouTube by sharing it from exactly the point from where you want them to watch. This can be done by adding #t= to the end of the video URL.

Keep in mind that you must add the minute and the second too and ensure that the number of minutes should be followed by ‘m’ and second by ‘s.’ It would make the end of your URL look something like ‘#t=08m15s.’

​Sing karaoke

​Sing karaoke

YouTube can be a lot of fun when used for a karaoke party. Just type the song name followed by karaoke and then search. You’ll find videos that have the entire song lyrics for you to sing along.
​Watch videos offline

​Watch videos offline

In case you didn’t know this already, you can save YouTube videos to watch them later in offline mode. Just click on the arrow below the video you are watching and you’re done.

However, note that this can only be done on mobile and not desktop.

Download videos effortlessly

Download videos effortlessly

You may not know this, but there is a very simple trick to download YouTube videos. Just type ‘ss’ after ‘www.’ in the URL of the video. You’ll be then taken to a separate page where you can download videos with ease.
Save videos for watching later

Save videos for watching later

This one is pretty simple, and probably you are aware of it already, but we’ll include it because it truly does make life simple.

If you come across a video in search results that you are interested in, but for some reason can’t watch it at that moment, you can save it for later.

When you hover over the video’s thumbnail, a three dot icon will appear on the bottom right, just click on it and select ‘Add to watch later.’

​Loop videos by a simple right click

​Loop videos by a simple right click

If you right click on a video, you actually get plenty of options to choose from. You can copy video URL, copy the URL at current time, create loop, troubleshoot playback issues and more.
​Customize the ads that you see

​Customize the ads that you see

Much like Google, YouTube also lets you control the ads that you see on the website.

You can’t get rid of them, but you can definitely customize them so that you get only the content that you are interested in.

Just head to Ad Preferences on Google and remove whichever type of ads you don’t want to see.

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