Check out these fun and useful YouTube hacks that are sure to help you out and impress your friends!
So you spend hours of your precious day on YouTube. Think you know all there is to know about the infamous video sharing platform? Think again! Here is a list of some awesome YouTube hacks which you probably aren’t aware even existed.
If you are having a party and suddenly realize that you haven’t prepped an amazing playlist for your guests, then this is the perfect YouTube hack for you. Simply type in www.youtube.com/disco into your search bar and a page which requests you type in an artist’s name or song will appear. Once you do, YouTube will pull up that particular song or a random song from that artist, along with a full playlist of other awesome tunes by the same band or artist. They even provide a ‘Play top hits’ button which will generate a full playlist of great top 40 songs for you. How easy is that!
Do you ever find it annoying when you’re watching a video on YouTube and you want to re-watch a specific part, but the process of scrolling backwards and forwards is never exact, so you end up missing the same part over and over? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a feature which could allow you to put that video into slow-mo mode so you can really pay attention to that certain section? Well YouTube hacks thought of that! Hold down the space bar as you are watching the video and ta-da! Annoying scroll backs no more!
Comic Book Mode
Ok so you’ve maybe heard of the other YouTube hacks as they are quite useful and probably fairly popular. This hack though is solely one of the coolest things ever, although its usefulness is questionable. All you have to do is type in “&pow=1&nohtml5=1” at the end of a videos url, and click on the POW button at the bottom of the video while it is playing. This will then alter the video you are watching to look as if it were illustrated by a comic book artist. I don’t know about you, but I was highly impressed. (*Note does not work on all YouTube videos)
Similar to the above hack, this one allows you to alter videos to seem as though they are from an old home movie, wonky with the film skipping. Press pause and you get the same effect when you would pause a VHS back in the day. This time the code to type in after the videos url is “&vhs+1&nohtml5=1“, and a tiny VHS icon appears below the video which you click on to create the effect. (*Note does not work on all YouTube videos)
Last but certainly not least, from our list of YouTube hacks, this is the most comical and yet useful of all. We all know what it’s like when you are bored and anxious for a video to start and yet all you get is that stupid loading wheel. Well the genius minds at Google have created a way to play Snake with the loading wheel. Just click on the arrows keys and follow the dot with your snake.
A special shout out to BuzzFeed for creating this video which supplied us with the information for this blog post – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXg_p6Z0vUM