YouTube Tips and Tricks You Should Know

YouTube is the world most popular video-sharing website. It's the best online source to watch videos mostly on entertainment, tutorials, education, news, and lots more. People do not watch only videos on YouTube but they can upload and share their own content as well. Millions of new videos are uploaded on this platform daily.


Do you want to download YouTube videos to watch them offline?. Unfortunately there is no download button on YouTube to save videos in your device directly. Maybe due to the copyright issue or whatever the rreason may be, here is a good news for all of us.

Few years back, YouTube has introduced a feature in its mobile apps which allows you to save videos offline so that you can watch them later any number of times. Here I will show you how to use this feature and save YouTube videos in your device for offline viewing.

How to Save YouTube Videos Offline

As already mentioned, this feature is only available in YouTube app, not in its mobile site. So first make sure to update the YouTube app from your respective phone's app store (i.e., Google Play Store in Android and App Store in iOS). After updating it, follow this step-by-step guide -
  1. Launch YouTube app and open the video you want to save offline.
  2. Once it is loaded, tap the small download button available at the right-side of screen below video title. (See below picture)


  3. Now a pop up box will appear where you have to select the resolution (Low, Medium or HD) of the video. Next to each resolution, it will display its size.

    Choose resolution
  4. You can also use "Save overnight" option to automatically download videos in night-time between 11:00PM and 7:00AM.
  5. After this, tap the "OK" button and video will start downloading in your phone. You can check its progress in notification tab and download section.
In the same way, now you can also download complete Playlist.

How to Watch Offline Saved Videos

Although videos are saved in your phone memory but they can't be played as like other media files. You can watch them with YouTube app only. Here's a step-by-step guide of how to Watch YouTube videos offline using YouTube mobile app-
  1. When you are offline, open YouTube app.
  2. Now move to Account tab (click the user avatar at the top-right corner of the screen).


  3. Under Available Offline section, click "Offline Videos" option.

    Watch offline saved videos
  4. Now click the video you want to watch.
If you want to delete any video, first tap the option button (three dots) and then click "Remove from offline videos" option.

Where does the offline videos get saved?

The offline videos you download from YouTube are saved in your phone's memory under Internal Storage/Android/data/com.youtube.com directory. The video's file extension is EXO which is highly compressed and encrypted in such a way that only YouTube app can decrypt it. Unfortunately, you can't play these videos with normal media player apps (such as MX Player) and neither share them with other device.

Note that, if you will update YouTube app, sometimes videos may disappear from your offline playlist. If you would like to ask something about this topic, fell free to share it in the comment box.I

How to Change YouTube Playback Speed on Android and iOS

Do you know that you can now change YouTube playback speed? YouTube’s mobile app latest update on Android and IOS has now made it possible to change YouTube playback speed on Android and IOS devices. The feature has been available on the web version long ago and now mobile app users can decrease and increase video playback speed from 0.25x (quarter speed) to 2x (double speed).


This feature comes in handy a lot as we want to fast-forward video playback sometimes, especially when watching video tutorials without having to seek the playback time bar. There are also video tutorials that are very fast and not easy to catch-up with, the new mobile update makes it easy to slow down playback and pay attention to the finer details of the video being watched.

A major problem of increasing playback speed is the audio of the videos sounds like when chipmunks are talking.

How to Change YouTube Playback Speed on Android and IOS

  1. Update the YouTube app to the latest version from your app store.
  2. Open the app and play the video of your choice
  3. Tap on the parallel three tiny dots hamburger-look alike menu to bring out video options. Choose Playback Speed as shown below.
  4. From the options shown, you can now select the playback speed you want.
That's all you need to know on  how to change YouTube playback speed on the mobile app. So what's do you have to say about this new YouTube mobile app Feature?

How to Convert YouTube to mp3

YouTube to mp3 can be done in several ways. We will be sharing with you, one of those ways

First and foremost before you can convert YouTube to mp3 you must first download load this application called Peggo apk.
With this application you can easily convert your desired YouTube video to mp3.

You will have to install this app from PlayStore


You go to YouTube and copy the link of your desired video


Then you open Peggo apk then paste the link you copied

Click the convert button then follow procedures to convert your video

How to Use the Old YouTube Layout and Design

YouTube the Largest online video streaming website resently change the look of their website including their logo. If you are a YouTuber,you will have seen this new layout few months ago when it was still in the beta but now it was rolled out to the public August 29th 2017, and lots of people are not happy about it. Lot of things was changed and relocated.

What People are saying about the New YouTube Layout:

  • The new outlook is unpleasing to eyes, confusing to the soul and absolutely disliked by majority.
  • No option to look at view stats (how much view the video has got over time) in the video description etc
  • The likes/dislikes bar looks like the ratio of dislikes is super high, when the bar’s just short
  • Difficult to playlist video from a specific video
  • I’m sure you are still trying to figure out where your video manager is located
What ever your reasons are, the good news is that you can always go back and use the old Youtube layout, but the bad news is, we don’t know how long this revert option will be available.

How to Revert to the Old Youtube Layout

#1. Login to your Youtube account

#2. Click on your user icon in the top right corner.

#3. Click on “Restore old YouTube”.

#4. Provide a reason why you’re going back.


#5. Click “Submit”.

That's All, YouTube will revert back to old layout. But if you still feel you want to go back to the new layout, simply go to youtube.com/new and you'll start using the new Layout. So what's do you think about this.

How to Enable YouTube Dark Mode on PC

If you tired of using YouTube Light mode? You can now use YouTube Dark Mode on PC. If you thought dark mode were just for apps, think again. YouTube's website now offers a dark mode for users tired of the streaming video site filling their faces with bright white light.


YouTube Dark Mode Theme is not a fully-formed, public-facing feature, but instead one that you need to manually enable in Chrome Browser. So, since we're going under the hood here, note that there is a slight chance that this tweak might be broken in future, so use it while it lasts.

HOW TO ENABLE YOUTUBE DARK MODE :

1. Launch Chrome Browser and Navigate to HELP to check if you're running version 57 of Google Chrome or later. Hit update if you're not.


2. Now go to youtube.com.


3. Click Ctrl + Shift + I (on Windows) or Option + Command + I (on Mac) to open the Developer Window.

4. Select the Console tab.


5. Paste in the following text:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; path=/"

6. Click Enter and the Console view will show you a new line of text that contains the quoted section of what you entered.



7. Close the developer window.


8. Refresh YouTube homepage on your browser. YouTube should now load a new, script interface.


9. Click your Profile icon in the top right corner.


10. Select Theme.


11. Select Dark Mode.


Congratulations You've Enabled YouTube Dark Mode! Happy Streaming!

So what do you think about this YouTube Dark Mode?


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