As we all know, YouTube is the most popular video sharing platform in the world. Over 80 million people visit YouTube each month, with over 72 hours of video uploaded every minute. This video platform is also available in over 60 different languages and there are various kinds of videos you can watch – musical, tutorial, comedy, and drama videos etc.
But, have you ever wondered why YouTube is so popular to such level? I once found myself thinking the same thing. But here’s the ice breaker: this video sharing site is packed with amazing features that adds fun to watching videos. Some of these features are hidden (not exactly though) and you have to put effort to discover them. But you don’t have to worry as I have done the work already and come up with 10 amazing features and trick you can find on this video platform. It took me over 3 hours to come up with this list. Learn them and try to apply it to see for yourself and enjoy the fun that comes with it.
1. Walking Ponies
Want to see little ponies walking across the screen? Simply type “Ponies” in the YouTube search bar (without the quotation mark). Wait for few seconds and you will see tiny walking ponies on the screen. Funny right?
2. Watch video in slow motion
Hold down the space bar and the video will start playing in slow motion. Alternatively, Click on the gear icon on the YouTube Video Player. Select Speed. Under the speed tab, you’ll see options to play the video in a slower speed.
3. Do the Harlem Shake
Type in the search box “do the harlem shake” and wait for a few seconds and the screen will go crazy and the “Harlem Shake” song starts playing as well. Try it yourself to see the real effect. To disable it, press the Pause button.
4. Play the Snake Game
Do you know you can actually play the classic Snake Game? All you have to do is hold down the left or right arrow key for a few seconds while the video is paused, then press the Up arrow to start the game.
5. Watch video from a particular time point
Do you want to watch a video from a specific time point without having to watch the rest of the video? It’s easy. Just Add #t= to the end of the video URL, followed by the minute you want (with an m) and then the second (with an s). An example would be #t=02m45s for 2:45 in the video.
Alternatively, pause the video at the desired point, right-click on the video and choose Copy video URL at current time. Open another tab on your browser, paste the copied URL and hit Enter.
6. Doge meme mode
Type Doge Meme in the search bar of YouTube and you’ll see the YouTube page in a colorful way with different fonts.
7. Moving screen
Want to see your YouTube screen hover from one side to the other? Then type “Use The Force Luke” in the search box and see your search results fly from left to right or vice versa.
8. Comic Book mode
This trick works fine but not on Claimed Videos. Add &pow=1&nohtml5=1 at the end of the video URL and a Pow button will be displayed on the YouTube Video Player. Click the button to watch the video in comic book. To disable it, Click the POW button again. This trick works fine but not on Claimed Videos.
9. Fibonacci Sequence mode
Do you know the Fibonacci sequence in mathematics that adds two numbers in a particular sequence? YouTube has feature that displays videos in a pattern of a mathematical sequence. All you have to do is type Fibonacci in the search box of YouTube. Try it yourself to see the real effect.
10. Watch video in specific moods
The Moodwall feature in YouTube allows you to watch videos specific mood. With the use keywords and specific phrases in the comments of each video that appeal to your current state of mind you can watch videos.
There you have it. Cool tricks and features indeed. Try all these tricks and see the effects yourself.
What other tricks do you know? Let me know in your comments