The coolest YouTube tricks

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The coolest YouTube tricks

Everyone loves a little YouTube because something good is always on. Whether you're in the mood for a funny cat video or looking for just the right recipe for your holiday feast, YouTube always has something to offer. That's why we've put together these 4 tips that'll dramatically improve your YouTube experience. Watch on YouTubers!

1. Link to a certain point in the video

Have you ever wanted to show someone a certain part of a YouTube video? Usually, you tell them to fast-forward to a specific time. To make things a bit easier, you can send your friends a link to the video that starts playing wherever you paused it. Just simply pause the video and right click directly on the video player and select 'Copy video URL at current time'.

2. Play videos in slow motion

We have all watched funny videos of people falling or doing a cool trick online. Ever wonder what that looks like in slow-mo? Hit the gear icon in the bottom right hand corner of your video to display a window that gives speed options different from normal playback. Watch people at different speeds to either see them moving super slow or sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks.

3. Set playback default to play in high quality

Are you constantly changing video quality to a higher setting? Well, there's a way to change that forever! Sign into either Google or YouTube account, go to settings and select 'Always choose the best quality for my connection and player size'. Problem solved!

4. Use the keyboard

Feel and look like a tech ninja with these keyboard commands.

Space bar: pause and start
Side arrows: hold down the right arrow to fast-forward and left arrow to rewind
Number keys: Numbers 1-9 will play the video at certain parts. For example, pressing '1' will play the video at 10% and '2' will play at 20%... you get the idea. And in case it wasn't obvious, '0' will play it from the beginning.

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