5 Cool Tricks and Secret Features That Make YouTube Even Better
YouTube is the third most popular website in the world, after Google and Facebook. Millions of subscriptions happen each day on YouTube, with over 800 million unique users visiting each month. In that timespan, roughly 4 billion hours of video are watched, with 72 hours of video uploaded every single minute.
Here’s a list of some of the best known secrets on YouTube.
1. Play Videos in Slow Motion
Did you know you can make any YouTube video play in slow motion? All you need to do is hold down the space bar and the video will start to play at a much slower speed.If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can also sign up for YouTube’s HTML 5 Video Player, which allows you to slow down or speed up the video from the settings gear on the page.
2. Link to a Specific Playback Point
Sometimes, when clicking on a link to a YouTube video, you’re fast-forwarded to a specific point in the video. This is usually the case when the person who linked to the video intended for the viewer to watch that clip, without having to watch the rest of the video.
3. Load Videos Faster with Feather
Do your videos not load as fast as you’d like them to? Feather (currently in beta) might be the answer you’re looking for. This feature trims the fat off of each page by taking away things like expandable share boxes, collapsible comments, and other settings.
4. Make Automatic Playlists with Disco
Want to make an automatic YouTube video playlist of your favorite artist? Well, look no further than YouTube Disco.This feature allows you to type in your favorite artist’s name and YouTube will create a playlist of all their hits.
5. Watch What You’re Feeling
If you’re feeling emotional, try out YouTube’s hidden feature called Moodwall. Through the use of keywords and specific phrases in the comments of each video, YouTube specialists have devised an equation that separates all videos into specific moods.
Whether you’re feeling creative, gross, funny, amazing, sad, deep or intense, the experimental page has a category to appeal to your current state of mind.