YouTube: Do you already know these three functions?

Do you already know these three functions?

These functions of YouTube are extremely useful.

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Everyone knows YouTube, but not all of them use the practical functions that the platform has to offer. Here are three useful features.

YouTube’s popularity is undisputed. According to the video platform, more than 1.9 billion users log in to consume content worldwide every month. Accordingly, videos with a total duration of more than a billion hours are viewed every day. But by no means all users should also use the following practical functions of the platform.

Save videos for later

If you don’t have time to watch a clip sent by a colleague or friend or if you want to watch a longer video in peace after work, the content can easily be saved for later. All users have to do is click or tap the “Save” button below the video.

Here, in the browser as well as in the app, you can choose whether the content should be saved in a general “Watch later” list or in a self-created one. For example, users can also create collections of music videos, film trailers or the like according to their own preferences. Using the three lines in the top left, users can later call up the corresponding list in the browser and see the saved video there directly. In the app, the whole thing can be found in the so-called library.

Split the clip at a specific point

If you want to send a clip to another person, you can also directly select the point at which the video should start when the recipient clicks on the link. To do this, simply watch the video yourself up to the desired starting point, pause and right-click on the video window in the browser to call up the “Copy video URL at current time” function. The corresponding link is now in the clipboard and can be copied into a messenger, for example.

Download videos

One of the advantages that users of the paid YouTube Premium offer is to be able to simply download videos to a smartphone or tablet so that they can also watch them when there is no or a bad internet connection – without going to dodgy websites or to have to fall back on such things. To do this, users only need to tap “Download” under the clip in the app. All downloaded clips can be found under “Library” / “Downloads”, which can then be viewed while commuting on the train, for example, without using up any data volume.