YouTube has over 2,000,000,000 monthly active users.

But most of them suck at using the platform effectively.

Here are 9 tricks you probably didn't know.

1/ Create links that start at specific times

Share a link to a video that starts at a specific time, try this YouTube hack.


1. Click Share on any video
2. Check the Start at the box
3. Adjust the time
4. Copy the link
2/ YouTube Ad blocker

• AdBlock is the best ad blocker with over 60 million users.

• Block pop-ups, ads, and annoying banners (even remove video ads!)

Chrome Extension:
3/ Create a GIF from a YouTube video

• Create GIFs in minutes without any tools.


1. Open the video

2. Add the word “gif” before YouTube in the URL


3. Customize your GIF
4/ Download Video

• With one simple click you can download the video in minutes.


1. Open the video

2. Add the word “ss” before YouTube in the URL


3. Download the video
5/ Download the thumbnail image of the video

• Grab thumbnail image on click of simple URL that to high-resolution one


1. Copy the Video ID

2. Paste VideoID here


3. Right-click and save the image
6/ Enable Picture in Picture

• Navigate where ever you want while watching a youtube video by enabling picture in picture mode.

2 Ways to enable it

1. Chrome

2. Right-click twice to get the menu
7/ Navigate YouTube with keyboard shortcuts

• Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube are the ultimate life hack.

Here are the shortcuts you should know about ↓

8/ Use Videoder


1. Download Videos
2. Windows and Android App
3. 4K downloader

Checkout Link:
9/ YouTube Rabbit Hole

• Remove all the distractions like recommendations, comments so you can focus on what matters the most

• The options are also heavily customizable, so you can create exactly the experience you want.


1. Share links with Time
2. YouTube Ad Blocker
3. Create GIF from Video
4. Download Video
5. Download High-Quality Thumbnail
6. Enable Picture in Picture
7. Shortcuts
8. Top Mobile App
9. YouTube Rabbit Hole
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