YouTube is an indispensable part of our lives. Irrespective of where we might be and what me might do, YouTube is something that panders equally to all of us. But ever wondered how you can tweak YouTube to your advantage? Well, here are some essential hacks.

1. To download a YouTube audio

How many times do you have to jostle between websites/freeware that allow you to download the audio of the video you’re watching? Well, not anymore.

Simply replace “youtube” with “listentoyoutube” in the URL to download the audio!

2. Download YouTube videos

You want to pick out a few videos for your big classroom presentation, but because there’s paucity of time, you find it irritating to go through a million “video downloader” sites. So what do you do?

You simply put “ssyoutube” in place of “youtube” in the URL and download the video in any quality available. 

3. Bypass the age restriction

What about all those raunchy videos that require an age restriction?

Simply replace “youtube” with “nsfwyoutube” to bypass it. 

4. To block YouTube advertisements

Ads are irksome, aren’t they?

Well, not anymore! Typing “youtubeskip” instead of “youtube” in the URL can help you get around it.

5. To play the video on loop!

Replacing “youtube” with “listenonrepeat” in the URL and the video would loop without your intervention. 

6. Defeat country restrictions

There are some videos that are specific to one/more countries and are out of bounds for you, so how do you access them?

Here’s how a normal YouTube link looks like:

Copy the “xxxx” string of characters and paste it so that the URL reads:

7. To line-up all the videos from a specific YouTube channel

If you like watching a lot of videos from a specific YouTuber, this hack is perfect:

Add “&list=UL” to any video and it will spawn a meta playlist containing all the video uploads by the uploader, in chronological order. 

8. To turn the video into a GIF

Make a gif out of the YouTube video by replacing “youtube” with “gifyoutube”.

Thank us later!