7 Exciting Features of YouTube You Should Know About

After Facebook, YouTube is the second most popular website in the world, with hundreds of millions of daily users. YouTube is a great promotional platform with a user base of over 1 billion subscribers. According to YouTube’s product team, every minute, more than 400 hours of video are uploaded to this video sharing platform, and over 1 billion hours of videos are watched every day. Being so popular and used platform, still, people are not aware of some of the most exciting features of YouTube. If you’re interested in learning about them, stick to this article.

Turn Any Video into Gif

We all love Gifs, but how to make them is not something known by everyone. Well, we all should know how to convert any video into a Gif. After all, it is not that difficult. All you need to know is just a simple YouTube URL trick. Therefore, to create a Gif from a video, you need to choose a video and find the URL at the top of your browser. By merely adding the word ‘gif’ before the domain name, you will be taken to gifs.com with your selected video uploaded and ready for editing. Now, from the menu of options, you can crop the Gif’s frame, set its duration, add captions, and more. Lastly, you will have to click ‘Create Gif,’ and from there, you will know how to create a Gif from the video.

Share a Video Starting at a Certain Time

Often, when we share a video, we want to love to see something specific. I am sure you can relate to this as well. If you ever wanted to send someone a YouTube video to see a particular moment but didn’t know if it is even possible to do, then this feature has got you covered. All you need to do is to create a link that starts a YouTube video at a particular time. To do so, you need to open a video and click “Share.” Then, you will see a window of options appears, check the box next to “Start at:” and define the time (in hours:minutes:seconds) you want.

Download Video for Android

There is no denying that YouTube has some amazing features to offer to its users. However, there are a few flaws as well. One of them, of course, is the fact that you cannot download videos from YouTube. Not anymore, there are quite a few youtube downloader android apps that allow you to download any video you like from YouTube. These apps are very easy to use as you only require to paste the URL of the selected video, and the app will do the rest. You can even save multiple videos at the same time in all major formats.

Optimize Your Videos for the YouTube Search Engine

When it comes to ranking videos in search, both YouTube and its parent company Google considers a lot of factors. Google might be the king of search engines, but YouTube is in the game as well. Hundreds of millions of individuals use this platform daily, and they are searching for videos. Therefore, there are higher chances that you can rank your videos on this platform. All you need to know is how to do that. You should know what keywords and tags your competitors are using. You also want to get tag suggestions, track your videos’ rankings, and find the most used tags for any niche.

Get Rid of Pesky Ads

We all remember those days when we were not getting constantly interrupted by ads. Well, gone are those days. Today, when we start watching any video on YouTube, several ads interrupt us, thus ruining our experience. Lucky are those who only have to watch one ad per video because this is not a normal thing now. Fortunately, there is a way to dodge that only if you are ready to pay for it. However, this solution is not available around the world. YouTube Red service allows you to start using YouTube as Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and more; only you are getting videos and shows as well. This service has a lot of amazing features to offer out of which one is ‘no ads.’ Therefore, if you are tired of watching ads, then you need to check out this service.

Upload and Watch 360-Degree Videos

This should not come as a surprise, as YouTube had already started with it back in 2015, which was indeed a rage. From brands to content creators, everyone came up with some amazing 360-degree content. 360-degree videos provide an excellent experience for those who want to explore places they wish to visit. However, the experience of watching 360-degree was different for different platforms. For example, on the desktop, users got access to every angle of the video, whereas the mobile phone was way easier to follow. Luckily, some cameras can function in a 360-degree mode and are also compatible with YouTube.

Bypass Age Restrictions

YouTube has age restrictions on specific videos that contain mature or inappropriate content. There can be many reasons why a video can be age-restricted. Maybe you don’t have an account, don’t want to sign-in, or more. Most of the people get annoyed by the fact that they cannot watch age-restricted videos.  Luckily, all you should do to watch age restricted videos is to learn a simple trick that bypasses this small annoyance. Now, there are a few ways you can bypass age restriction. For instance, if you want to stay on the official YouTube site, you can replace ‘watch?’ in the URL with ‘=’ sign with a ‘/’. As a result, you can go straight to watching the video without the age confirmation. The second method applies when you are going off YouTube. In this case, you will have to add “nsfw” in front of YouTube in the URL. As the name suggests, you can watch YouTube’s NSFW side to your heart’s content.