10 YouTube Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

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YouTube is one of the most visited sites on the internet. The site is also the most frequently used platform for individuals to post videos.

What's more, YouTube videos can also be integrated with social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. But by keeping a few tricks in mind, you can harness the power of YouTube.

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From watching slow-motion videos to use Keyboard shortcuts, we've compiled a list of 10 simple tricks that you'll want to use.

To watch a YouTube video in slow motion, all you need to click on the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the video and then click on the drop-down menu next to Speed, where you need to click Normal. Now you can choose a speed and slow down the video.

If you don't want your friends what videos you've liked in the past, you can keep that all private by changing a few settings.

Select "Privacy" in the left-hand sidebar and then put checkmarks next to Keep all my liked videos and saved playlists private and Keep all my subscriptions private. Now "Save" the settings.


If you like a particular video that you want to watch, but you don't have enough time to watch instantly, you can always save the video to watch later. Just click on "Watch Later" in the sidebar on the YouTube homepage to begin watching saved videos later.

Use this keyboard shortcuts to make YouTube videos more pleasurable.
Home - Beginning of video
Space Bar - Play/Pause
End - End of Video

You can enable "Theater Mode," which makes the video larger and darkens the surroundings to provide a better viewing experience. Head to Theater Mode, now click the Theater Mode button in the bottom-right of the video window.

Recently YouTube has started the ‘Feather Beta'. Basically this special option would help users who want to run videos on a very slow internet connection. You enable this function, head over to http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta.

There are plenty number of ways to download YouTube videos. For instance, KeepVideo is a great site to download YouTube videos. All you need to copy and paste the YouTube video URL and then hit the download button.

To be honest, searching a video on the YouTube is as simple as playing music on your smartphone. However, if you need to search for something specific, you can always take the help of an advance YouTube search option.

All you need to click "Share" below a video and then select one of the social networking sites listed (Facebook or Twitter). Now, you may have to login to that social networking site through YouTube's site. Yes, mission accomplished!

Interestingly you can enable subtitles when watching a YouTube video. To get started, click on the gear icon in the lower-right corner of a video and click the drop-down menu next to Subtitles/CC and then select English. You can also select "Translate caption" on select videos that are in a foreign language, say for instance, French or Spanish.

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