10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know

 Although YouTube remains the premier video site on the web. But whether you're a casual user or a daily online video viewer, there are many ways to transform YouTube. The main category of these is custom YouTube URLs. Let's look at some YouTube URL tricks to help you get more out of the service.

1. Link To Any Section Of The Video

This YouTube URL trick is usually used when you copy a link to a YouTube video, it starts over. If you want to show someone a bit of video or skip a long intro, you can add a timestamp to the URL to start at that time. You can do this in several ways.

By manually adding &t=YmXX to the end of the video URL, you will set it to start Y minutes and XX seconds into the video. You can also omit the minutes, or just use the seconds, like the 90s for a minute and a half. So this video:


Can be shared 90 seconds in using this URL:


If you don't want to use the manual method, pause the video when you want to share it, then right-click and select Copy video URL at current time.

2. Unlimited Video Loops

YouTube is a great place to listen to music. If you like a song and want to listen to it on repeat, you can add a repeater after youtube in the URL. This will open a video on YouTubeRepeater.com which plays the video for you. You just change this URL:


This is to repeat it:


You can change the playback using the options below the video if you want it to start or end at different points. To do this without changing the URL, simply right-click any YouTube video and toggle Loop on.

3. Bypass Age Restriction

YouTube has age restrictions for certain videos marked as containing mature content. If you don't have a YouTube account or feel like signing in to watch it, you can do a little trick to bypass the login process. Fetch the YouTube URL for the restricted video like this:


Just add gen in front of youtube as shown here:


The video will open in a new page which has no age limit.

4. Skip a Certain Number of Intros

Similar to the trick that lets you choose a start time, you can also choose to skip a certain number of seconds at the start of the video. You can't specify minutes with this one, so use 90 (seconds) for a minute and a half. So, to get through the first 30 seconds of this video:


Add &start=30 at the end of the URL and get this:


This is similar to timing but slightly faster to type and doesn't require you to remember a specific timestamp.

5. Claim a Custom YouTube Channel URL

If you have your own YouTube channel and meet certain requirements, you can set a vanity URL for your page. So it's worth doing to make connecting easier. To get a custom URL, your channel must meet the following criteria:

* Have at least 100 subscribers

* At least 30 days old

* Have uploaded profile photo and channel art

If you meet this, open YouTube's Advanced settings page by clicking the gear on the top right, selecting Settings , and clicking Advanced settings on the left. Here, under Channel settings, you will see the text You're eligible for a custom URL if that is the case. Click on the link next to this and proceed through the steps to create a custom URL and confirm terms of use.

Once your custom URL is set up, anyone can head over to youtube.com/[YourCustomURL] to visit your channel. Note that you can only have one custom URL at a time. You cannot change it, but you are allowed to delete your current URL and create a new one, if available.

6. Check out YouTube TV

YouTube TV is an interface designed for smart TVs and apps on consoles. It's still YouTube, but with less clutter and some easier shortcuts for the remote. You might not want to make this your main YouTube interface, but you should check out a cleaner look. Just visit this URL to try it:


7. Jump To Your Subscriptions

Despite trying, a lot of the advice offered by YouTube is useless. Whether your recommendations are filled with wacky content or your homepage is full of videos you don't care about, you can set up a better YouTube landing page. When you're logged in, try changing your YouTube bookmark from the main site to your subscriptions page using this URL:


This lets you see the latest videos from the channels you are subscribed to, so you don't miss any of their new content. That way, you are in control of what you see rather than YouTube deciding for you.

8. Get Thumbnail of Any Video

It's common when searching for images on Google to see an image from a YouTube video, usually titled maxresdefault. You can actually view a high-quality thumbnail for any YouTube video (if any) by visiting the following URL:


Replace [VideoID] with the text after v = at the end of the YouTube video. So to see the thumbnails for this video:


Visit this link:


9. Create GIFs From Videos

Found a YouTube video that has a GIF-worthy moment? You can easily create an animated GIF from any part of a video by adding the gif before the YouTube link. So to edit this video into a GIF:


Change the URL to this:


You'll be taken to gifs.com, where you can add various effects and crop the GIF to your liking. Once done, share the GIF to social networks with an easy link or you can download it. Note that very long videos will not work with this service.

10. Destroy YouTube Videos

This one is not a real URL hack, as you cannot visit it directly from YouTube. However, it still uses the YouTube URL, so we include it. Visit YouTubeDoubler and you can add two YouTube URLs to mix together.

You can choose to start any video at a certain time to help them sync. Whether you see how two songs sound when playing at the same time or want to add some funny background music to a clip, take a look and see what you can come up with!


So there you have it, 10 YouTube URL tricks you should know about. This trick will let you get more experience from YouTube. Some are built on YouTube itself, while others rely on outside services. It's possible that all of this may stop working in the future, so your mileage may vary over time.

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Resa Risyan

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