YouTube is already your point of call to play music videos, learn new skills, and subscribe to your favorite personalities and shows. But if you just press play, you're not doing enough. If you did not know that you can download 500 songs at a time, play a video at a specific time, or enable subtitles and subtitles, you will not feel bad.
Lean back and enjoy all you can do to make watching and listening to YouTube videos so much better. Read these helpful tips that you will use daily.
YouTube music to download up to 500 titles for you
YouTube Music will soon release a new feature called "Smart Downloads", which will allow you to download up to 500 songs offline. However, if you have YouTube Music Premium, you may already have access. YouTube selects the songs based on the type of music you normally hear. You have control over how many songs YouTube downloads. The music is downloaded at night via your Wi-Fi connection.
Playing a video at a certain time.
Watch a 38-minute video and discover a hilarious part. Send the video to all your friends and instruct them to fast forward to 13 minutes 20 seconds. But did you know that you can only send them the link from that point on?
All you have to do is append & t = 13m20s to the end of the URL (the numbers can be changed to reflect the timestamp), and your friends do not have to move on.  You can also pause the playback and Share (below the video)> Start at and copy the link to send it to your friends and family.
Make a GIF out of a Video
It's easy to create a brilliant GIF to search the Internet.
1. Just type "GIF" in front of "YouTube" in the URL of the video you are watching. It looks like this: www.gifyoutube.com.
2. You will be redirected to www.gifs.com where you can select the clip ($ 175 at Walmart) that you want to turn into a GIF.
3. From there, select the part of the video you want to turn into a GIF and click on the green check mark on the left side of the screen.
4. Click Crop Video .
5. Select Create GIF then select who can see it and add a title and tags.
6. Click Next and copy the link to the GIF to release it on social media.
Keyboard shortcuts to scroll back and forth
Use the arrow keys and letter keys on the keyboard to jump forward in a video – – on any device. You can move forward or backward in a video on your desktop (you can also use J & L buttons to fast forward or rewind 10 seconds). If you're using your phone, double-tap the screen to go forward or backward. You can also swipe left or right on your phone to get to the next video.
To see the full list of keyboard shortcuts on your desktop, click the three stacked dots in the upper-right corner and select Keyboard Shortcuts .
Saving a video for offline viewing on your phone
You can save a video for offline viewing in your phone's YouTube app if you're a YouTube Premium member. Just tap Download and select the display quality. The video is on the Library tab if you want to view it.
YouTube TV Mode (watching a movie)
When you watch a movie or video on YouTube, you get a larger screen in YouTube TV mode without going into full screen mode. This is especially useful when watching YouTube videos on your Smart TV.
Go to www.youtube.com/tv and enter your Google credentials. You must verify your account information with a screen code. The quality of the video you choose should automatically be in HD for the best possible playback.
Turning on subtitles when you're in a quiet place
If you're in a library or at work and you do not have headphones, you can turn on subtitles in a video. All you have to do is click on the CC icon.
If the speaker uses a different language that you do not know, use the built-in Google Translate feature. Tap the settings icon that looks like a gear, select Subtitles > Translate automatically and choose your preferred language.
Use dark mode
At night, a bright white screen can strain your eyes. Fortunately, YouTube Dark Theme offers to make the light on your screen less harsh. In the YouTube app, go to your settings and slide the toggle switch over. On your computer, click the three stacked dots in the upper-right corner, select Dark Theme, and then click the toggle switch.
Learn more about Dark Mode for Android and iPhone apps.
Use picture-in-picture to watch videos when using another app
You may want to send a text message while playing a YouTube video, and this is where the picture-in-picture option comes into play. Picture-in-picture reduces the video you watch to a smaller square that is displayed You can move around on your screen. Unfortunately, this is only available to YouTube Premium members on Android mobile devices.
You can enable this feature by going to your Android Settings . > Apps & Notifications > Advanced > Special Access > Picture-in-Picture, Select YouTube and turn it on.
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