You must agree to the fact that when we discuss the hottest social sharing websites, YouTube generally gets all the attention. No doubt, Fb is the most essential social networking site, but YouTube has the second largest attainment if I talk about the normal usage.
However, do you know all YouTube hacks or features? No, right? This is because there are a ton of cool things you can do with it. Today, I am going to talk about these YouTube tricks that you must be curious to know. So, let’s begin without any further ado.
This feature is not available for all the users. You can only create your own custom URL if you have at least 100 subscribers, your channel icon has an uploaded photo, and your account must be more than 30 days old. By using custom YouTube URLs, it is possible to create URLs that can be simply remembered based on your username as well as the display name.
URL setting-up guidelines on YouTube:
Note: It is not possible to change custom URL, therefore always be careful while generating it.
By using this feature of YouTube, you can build a link that can begin the YouTube video at a particular time. Therefore, if you wish to send someone a video and point at a certain moment, then you can do it with the help of this link.
Method to Set It Up on YouTube:
Important Note: You can add the time you wish to start the YouTube video. For the same:
One of the YouTube tricks is that you can engage with viewers while they are enjoying YouTube videos by using clickable links. Any link you keep in YouTube videos is known as annotations. Moreover, you can ask people to subscribe to the channel you have created or link them to other campaigns, as these annotations work as CTA (Call-to-Action). If you wish to add the annotations to your video, it is important that you have a verified account.
YouTube Trick to Set It Up:
Yes, another Youtube trick to keep the viewers engaged on your YouTube channel is by displaying them customized end screens that suggest other YouTube videos they can easily check out.
Method to Set it Up on YouTube:
Did you know that YouTube creates a transcript automatically for every YouTube video that you upload? Well, it does. These transcripts are visible to all the users. However, if you do not wish your transcripts to be shown, then you can hide it by using a manual method.
Method to See Your Transcript on YouTube:
If you want to edit the transcripts, you can do it manually to get it in the search. Follow this method to edit the transcript on YouTube:
Everyone loves GIFs, but knowing how to make them isn't common. Well, it should be, because all it takes is a little YouTube trick.
YouTube Trick to Create GIF:
Important Note: You can only download this GIF file to an offline file. Also, for this, you need to sign up with gif.com.
Similar to other media sharing websites, such as Spotify and iTunes, you can generate a 'playlist' on YouTube, which is just a place to save, as well as to organize your or others' videos. You can make your playlist private, public, or even share it with others in a direct manner.
Playlists are helpful for multiple types of users, from a user collecting cooking videos for his/her upcoming lunch party to a brand, which is parting its YouTube video content through topics.
Steps to Create a Playlist on YouTube:
If you are adding a video to your playlist while watching it, follow these two simple steps:
If you wish to add a video to your playlist from Playlists page directly, follow these steps:
If you wish to add your friends to your playlists, then you just need to turn on the ability for collaboration with your playlists. After you turn it on, people with whom you share your playlist link can easily add the videos to it. Moreover, they can even remove the videos added by them.
Steps to add friends to your playlist:
As soon as your friends have been invited to the playlist, they can add or remove the video they have added. What all they have to do is to follow some on-screen instructions to confirm that they wish to be a contributor. Also, they want to store the playlist to their own account.
That’s all for now. We generally use YouTube to watch videos, however, you can do multiple things with it. I have shared some key YouTube tricks and features you can use. Hope, you would start applying these Youtube tips and tricks soon.
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Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow