YouTube is often overlooked when people discuss the most popular social media sites of today. Instead, they talk about Facebook and Twitter.
YouTube has many things going for it, but don’t let that fool you. Although Facebook might be the largest social networking site, YouTube has the second greatest reach after Facebook in terms of general usage. It’s also the second biggest search engine behind its parent company, Google.
YouTube has many cool features that you may not be aware of, whether you use it to post videos or watch them. YouTube offers a virtual reality (VR), setting that allows you to view 360-degree videos in VR. You can also create a YouTube time link to take viewers to a particular moment in the video.
It’s mind-blowing stuff. We’ve compiled a list of 20 lesser-known tips and tricks to help you get the most from YouTube.
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1. The URL can be used to convert any YouTube video into an animated GIF.
GIFs are a favorite of everyone, but not everyone knows how to create them. It should be. All you need is a YouTube URL trick.
You can create a GIF using a YouTube video.Find the URL of the YouTube video you want to view and select the one you wish to watch. Add the word “gif” right before the domain name so it reads, “www.gifyoutube.com/[your-video-tag].”
You will be taken to gifs.com with your video uploaded and ready for editing. You’ll see a list of options on the left, along with a timeline at the bottom of the video. You can adjust the GIF’s duration, crop it, add captions and many other options.
Click the “Create GIF” button at the top-right. It will prompt you to enter a title and set tags for your GIF. Next, click “Next” to access a landing page that you can use to share your newly created GIF. Sign up at gifs.com to download the GIF as an offline file.
2. A link can be created that launches a YouTube video at a specific time.
Have you ever wanted to point someone to a YouTube video but not send it to them? Let’s suppose you want to get your friends to dance in Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” music video.
Instead of just sending friends the YouTube link and telling them to fast-forward until the 0:50 mark, send them a YouTube time link which starts the video at the time that you choose. Click here to see what I mean.
Let’s get started.
To create a YouTube link that launches a YouTube video at a specific time:Click “Share” at the bottom of the video. Then, in the window of options that appears, check the box next to “Start at:” and type in the time (in hours:minutes:seconds) you want. You can also pause the video at any time, and the field will automatically fill in.
After a while, you’ll notice a tag appear at the end of the YouTube link. In this case, it is called “Tag”.?t=50( Copy the link and paste it anywhere you like.
It is important to note that embedding a video doesn’t mean it has to start at a specific time. You can’t link only.
3. It is easy to see written transcripts of videos.
YouTube automatically creates a transcript for each video that is uploaded to its site. That’s right — and anyone has access to that transcript unless the user manually hides it from viewers.
There are many situations in which video transcripts could be useful. You might want to take down a quote from a YouTube video but you don’t have the time or patience for pausing and typing. Perhaps you just need to locate a particular section in a video but don’t want the entire thing. You can quickly find the information you need by simply looking at the transcript.
You can see the transcript of the video the “More” tab under the video title to open the YouTube video. Select “Transcript” in the drop-down menu.
(If this option isn’t available, it’s likely that the user has chosen to hide the transcript.
The transcript will be added as a new module to the same window. The transcript will appear as a new module in the same window. It will save you time and effort.
4. Editing or uploading a transcript can make your video more searchable.
Both YouTube and its parent company Google look at a number of factors when ranking videos in search to determine what your video is about, and your transcript is one of them. (An even bigger ranking factor is your video’s description, which is why Digital Marketing Consultant Ryan Stewart suggests that you actually paste your transcript right into the description box, too.)
Add a transcript to your videoYou’ll find a row below the play button in YouTube videos. For “Subtitles/CC”, click the icon to the right. (CC stands to “Closed Captions.
If you haven’t, set your language. Next, you will be asked to choose from three options to add subtitles and closed captions to your video.
Upload a text transcript or timed subtitles file. (Learn more about the file types you can upload and more here.)
Paste the full transcript into your video. Subtitle timings will automatically be set.
These are the things you should write down while watching the video.
YouTube has done a lot to make this third option (typing while you watch) as easy as possible. It’ll speed up the process by checking the box next to “Pause Video while you Type.” This GIF shows how it works: