Day 4 of Google 2018: 3 YouTube Tips & Shortcuts

Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 8.47.18 PM.pngToday we will focus on YouTube. Let’s face it. Most of us end up on YouTube at least once a day for whatever reason. Maybe one of these three tips will help make your viewing experience that much better.


Number 1: Autoplay

Do you hate it when videos will automatically play after you finished watching a YouTube video? Did you know that you can stop that? On the top right corner, there is a button that you can turn off so that “autoplay” is turned off.

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Number 2: Looping Video

Have you ever wanted to be able to loop a YouTube video before? There is a way…just wished I learned about this sooner! Right click anywhere in the video. Then select loop. Yes, it is that easy. To un-loop the video, right click anywhere in the video and deselect loop. The gif below will demonstrate this. You will notice that the video will automatically start from the beginning after it finishes.


Number 3: Closed Captioning

YouTube has a closed captioning for videos. There is a quick way to make closed captioning show up by hitting c. That is right! As long as the video is playing, by typing c, closed captioning will show up. Speaking of closed captioning, if you hit + while the video is playing, the font size of the closed captioning will increase. If you decided to hit -, the font size will decrease. If you also hit c again, closed captioning will disappear.


It is important to think about all learners in your room. Closed captioning is not just for those students who have a difficult time hearing. Many students can benefit from the feature turned on.

And that is my Spiel…


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