Over the years, YouTube has evolved into the biggest platform for online videos. Whenever you have a query on Google, the search results also pop up with relevant videos in them. But talking about searching your queries on YouTube, sometimes the search process also consumes an ample amount of time. Now there are a few ways where you can cut short your query solution time from YouTube. Let's find out how!


How to Search YouTube like a Pro!

How To Search Youtube Like a Pro!

1. Find a specific YouTube channel

"College Fests, channel"

YouTube will have numerous videos related to the college fests but if you are only looking for their official YouTube channel, add the word channel to your query separated by a comma.


2. Watch live videos on YouTube

"soccer, live"

Add live to your search queries and watch live stream videos such as live news, live gaming channels, live concerts, sports events or even cooking sessions.


3. Limit your search to recently uploaded videos

"Narendra Modi, this week"

This will only show recent videos related to Modi that have been uploaded to YouTube in the past week. You may also use “today” or “this month” to limit your search to videos that were uploaded in the past month.




4. View Offical Content

"Find only official videos, no fan material, please never say never, partner"

If you are looking for the ‘official’ Justin Bieber track and don’t want to see any parodies or fan material in the search results, add the word ‘partner’ to your search query.


5. Find movies on YouTube

"the accidental prime minister, movie"

Yes, you can find full-length movies on YouTube. The search operator for finding movies is, you got it right, movie.


6. Find 4K or HD only videos on YouTube

"the king’s speech trailer had"

Add the keyword had to your search query and YouTube will only show High-definition video clips that are either 720p (1280×720) or 1080p (1920×1080 pixels). Or add 4k to limit your search to 4K content.


7. Find 3D video clips on YouTube

"avatar, 3d"

Got a pair of 3D glasses? Add the keyword 3D to your search query and discover 3D videos. You may also enjoy some 3D content on YouTube without the glasses – see details.


8. Find video playlists on YouTube

"AR Rahman, playlist"

Playlists are a great option if you want to find and watch (or listen) multiple related videos in one go – like all the Old Spice commercials or your favourite Savage Garden tracks. You may also copy YouTube playlists to your own account.



9. Find lengthy videos on YouTube

"tom and jerry cartoons, long"

Add the keyword long to your search query and YouTube will only return videos that are at least 20 minutes in length. Or append short to limit the search to videos that are 4 minutes in length or less.


10. Perform exact-match searches on YouTube

allintitle: ”Google goes gaga”

You can borrow the popular allintitle search operator from Google on YouTube to perform exact title matches. Might be useful when the original video is not available in your country due to geographic restrictions.


11. Mix and Match YouTube Search operators

"ted talks had, this month, long"

The best part about YouTube search is that you combine multiple search operators with commas and apply them all to your query (much like the Boolean AND operator). The above example will help us find all TED talks that have recently been uploaded to YouTube.

I hope the information contained above its helpful and you'll henceforth reduce searching time drastically. Share it with all your friends. Comment below your favourite search trick, I'll see you guys around.