You may have spent quite a lot of time on YouTube browsing through the millions of videos that are available on this popular video sharing platform. Google has been constantly developing new features and improving upon the existing functionalities to make the viewing experience even better. But even YouTube has some secrets that it doesn’t reveal directly to the users. There are some intelligent beings who are able to figure out these tricks, which go beyond YouTube to MP3 conversions, and playback control mechanisms.
Check out these amazing tricks that you might not have known about.
Make YouTube Appear Drunk with 'Use the force Luke' Query
The moment you type the query “use the force luke” in the search field, the entire screen will start to behave differently with bits and pieces moving around in a drunken state. Pretty cool I must say!
Get Magical Beams with “Beam Me Up Scotty” Query
The effect that you get with the query “beam me up scotty’ is exactly what you might have thought about. When you enter the query, you will blue streaks which indicate ‘beams”. This happens only once. So if you fail to see it the first time, just enter the query again.
Watch Age Restricted Videos Without Signing In
Age restricted videos are meant for discretionary viewing because the content may not be suitable for all. However, these videos tend to tempt people, even those who do not wish to sign in. Well, now you can do that. All you need to do is to remove "watch?" from the URL, and replace the "v=" with "v/". Once done, hit the ‘enter’ button and you should be good to go.
Make YouTube Colourful with the “Doge Meme” Query
Type in the words “doge meme” in the search field and press enter. The entire screen will become colourful in ways that you would never have imagined. It’s a fun and refreshing take on the regular appearance and layout of YouTube. Do give it a shot once.
Convert YouTube Videos to .GIF by Adding ‘gif’ in the URL
There is always this one video which contains sections that we would love to make into GIF. Just add ‘gif’ in front of ‘YouTube’ in the URL. On pressing ‘enter’ you would be redirected to a gif maker where you may select the preferred length of the video for making the gif file.
Start the Video from Any Point
Do you want to skip the intro sections and move in directly to the main scene? Just add "#t=" followed by the time you want your video to start from. For example, "#t=2m7s" or "#t=124s". However, you need to know the time at which you would like the video to start playing.
Operate YouTube With Your Keyboard Only
For those who do not wish to use their mouse for browsing YouTube, you need to add “/leanback” after the URL to arrive at a screen that is meant to be used only with the keyboard. You can lay back and relax while using nothing but the keyboard to find and play videos. This is a different experience and you should definitely try it out once.