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7 Tips and Tricks to Become a Pro YouTube User

7 Tips and Tricks to Become a Pro YouTube User
Written by Kamlesh Vidhani

YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing platform across the internet and we all prefer YouTube for watching videos. The main reason behind this is the quality, quantity, and variety of videos available for users across the globe. This hot property of Google Inc. has got all the bases covered – movies, videos, documentaries, parodies, music – name it and you will get it. Not only YouTube has quantity, it has videos in different qualities- 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, and 720p. The best part about YouTube is its user interface. Everything runs so smooth and so seamless in YouTube.

Enough about YouTube as everyone knows about it. But there are 7 tips and tricks to become a Pro YouTube user. These tricks are listed below.

1. Download YouTube Videos

Saw a video and want to download it or add it to your collection. We all know we can’t download YouTube videos directly. There is an option for saving the video for offline access but it is only for few days. So if you want to download a YouTube video you liked, just add “ss” to the URL of the video after www and before youtube and the video will be downloaded effortlessly. You will be taken to a download page from where you can choose the format in which you want the video to be downloaded.

2. Watch Age Restricted YouTube Videos without Logging in

There have been many times when you were browsing YouTube and got a video which you wanted to watch but couldn’t because of age restriction or you didn’t feel like logging in. Well, now there is a solution for it. Just remove “watch?” from the URL, and replace the “v=” with “v/” and press Enter.

3. Convert YouTube Videos into GIF

If you want to convert YouTube videos to GIF, then add “gif” to the URL of the video after www and before youtube. You will now be taken to a GIF maker where you can add a caption in the video, choose the length of the GIF, font size, and color.

4. Disable Autoplay

If you are tired of videos playing by themselves then just go to the top right side of the page and slide the autoplay button. The button will change from blue color to grey once you slide it.

5. Start your YouTube Video at a Specific Time

There have been times when you have watched a part of a video and you don’t want to watch it all over again. So if you want to start your video from a specific time then just add “#t=” followed by the time you want to start your video from. For example, if you want to start your video from 1 minute and 2 seconds then add “#t=1m2s”.

6. Operate YouTube with your Keyboard

If you want to operate YouTube only with your keyboard, just type “/leanback” after https://www.youtube.com and press Enter.

7. Some Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube

Want to use common functions like Play/Pause with your keyboard, then below are some of the shortcuts you should know about:

  1. m= mute the video
  2. k= pause/play the video
  3. l= fast forward the video by 10 seconds.
  4. j= rewind the video by 10 seconds.

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