8 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

No matter if you’re a casual YouTube user or go looking for the craziest channels you can find, there are all sorts of ways to tweak YouTube to make it just right for you. Let’s look at some URL tricks to get more out of the service.

1. Link to Any Part of a Video
Typically, when you copy a link to a YouTube video, it starts from the beginning. If you want to show someone just a bit of a video or skip a lengthy intro, you can append a time stamp to the URL to start it at that time.

You can do this in a couple of ways. By manually adding &t=YmXXs to the end of a video URL, you’ll set it to start that many minutes/seconds into the video. You can omit minutes, or use only seconds, such as 90s for a minute and a half. So, this video:youtube.com/watch?v=7RWI3-8N_-Y

Can be shared 90 seconds in using this URL:youtube.com/watch?v=7RWI3-8N_-Y&t=1m30s

If you don’t want to use the manual method, pause the video at the time you’d like to share it at, then right-click and choose Copy video URL at current time.

2. Loop a Video Infinitely

YouTube is a great place for listening to music, especially video game music. If you’re into a song and want to listen to it over and over, you can add repeater after youtube in the URL. This will open the video at YouTubeRepeater.com, which will loop the video for you. So, change this URL:How to Listen to Full Music Albums on YouTube for Free How to Listen to Full Music Albums on YouTube for FreeWant to listen to full music albums for free?

To this to loop it:youtuberepeater.com/watch?v=oeb5LdAyLC8

You can tweak the playback using the options below the video if you want to start or end at different points.
3. Bypass Age Restrictions
YouTube has age restrictions on certain videos that are flagged as containing mature content. Whether you don’t have a YouTube account or don’t feel like signing in to watch one, you can perform a little trick to bypass the sign-in.Should YouTube Music Videos Have Age Ratings? Should YouTube Music Videos Have Age Ratings?Rihanna, Robin Thicke, and Miley Cyrus. There's little doubt that music videos have got more risqué in recent years, but is it right to impose age ratings on music videos on YouTube and Vevo?

Take a YouTube URL for a restricted video like this:youtube.com/watch?v=wvZ6nB3cl1w
Delete the watch? and replace the = with another / to create a URL that looks like this:youtube.com/v/wvZ6nB3cl1w

This will play the video in full screen mode and let you watch it without signing in. You can try this to access region-locked content, as well.How to Easily Bypass YouTube's Regional Filter How to Easily Bypass YouTube's Regional FilterSome YouTube videos are restricted by location. Luckily, with a few tricks you can unblock YouTube videos not available in your country to what any content you want to, regardless of your location.

4. Skip a Certain Amount of the Intro
Similar to the trick that lets you pick the start time, you can also choose to skip a certain amount 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 skip the first 30 seconds of this video:youtube.com/watch?v=1F_bG-uJMns

Add start=30 to the URL and get this:youtube.com/watch?v=1F_bG-uJMns&start=90

This is similar to the timing one, but a bit faster to type and doesn’t require you to remember a certain time stamp.
5. Download YouTube Videos
If you’d like to download a copy of a YouTube video for your own records, there are a couple of URL shortcuts that easily let you do that.

Before the youtube.com in the URL, type either pwn or kick to jump to services that will let you download those videos in a variety of formats. So, this URL:youtube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo

Can be downloaded by changing the URL to either of these:pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo kickyoutube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo

Remember to play fair; don’t download copyrighted YouTube videos, like music.Why Your Favorite Video Just Disappeared From YouTube Why Your Favorite Video Just Disappeared From YouTubeWe suspect that you, like us, have found one of your favorite videos suddenly, and inexplicably, removed from YouTube. And it's extremely annoying. So you might as well understand the reasons behind it.

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 a few shortcuts that are easier for remotes. You probably won’t want to make this your main YouTube interface, but it’s worth checking out for a cleaner look.

Just visit this URL to have a look:youtube.com/tv

7. Jump Straight to Your Subscriptions
As hard as it tries, many times the suggestions offered by YouTube aren’t useful. Whether your recommendations are filled with strange content or the homepage contains videos you don’t care about, there’s a better YouTube homepage.Sick Of Irrelevant YouTube Recommendations? Here's What You Need To Do Sick Of Irrelevant YouTube Recommendations? Here's What You Need To DoYouTube’s recommendations can eventually start going wonky, suggesting weird videos that have nothing to do with your interests. When that happens, here’s what you can do to deal with it.

When you’re signed in, try changing your YouTube bookmark from the main site to your subscriber upload page using this URL:youtube.com/feed/subscriptions

This lets you see the newest videos from channels you subscribe to, so you don’t miss any of their new content. Thus, you’re in control of what you see instead of YouTube deciding for you.
8. Grab the Thumbnail of Any Video
It’s common when searching for images to see pictures from YouTube videos, usually titled maxresdefault. What if you want to search for an image similar to one you see? Or, what if you want to quickly locate an image based on a word or phrase on a page?

You can actually view a high-quality thumbnail for any YouTube video (if it has one) by visiting the following URL:https://img.youtube.com/vi/[VideoID]/maxresdefault.jpg

Replace the [VideoID] with the text after the v= at the end of a YouTube video. So, to view the thumbnail for this video:youtube.com/watch?v=YMbm_SFJugQ

Visit this link:https://img.youtube.com/vi/YMbm_SFJugQ/maxresdefault.jpg