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YouTube is like a treasure box— once you start exploring, there’s no limit to what you can find. However, with the right tools, you can make your videos more exciting and also take lesser time to understand others’. Here’s all the information you need:

1. Create Links That Start At Specific Times

There are many times when you have to send a link to a YouTube video but only for a specific part. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Click Share.
  2. Check the Start at the box.
  3. Adjust the time.
  4. Copy the link.
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2. Download The Thumbnail Image Of The Video

Most of the time, the thumbnail pictures of the Youtube videos are excellent. Chances are, you might want to utilize them for things also. Taking a screenshot just makes the picture low-resolution; try this hack!

  1. Copy the Video ID. It’s the 11 characters that follow:
  2. Paste the VideoID here:[VideoID]/maxresdefault.jpg
  3. Put the full link into your browser. Save the image.
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3. Create A Gif From A Youtube Video

What’s better than a GIf made out of an image? A GIF made out of a Youtube video! GIFs are incredibly popular and attractive on social media, so if you need to promote your page the right way, try this

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How to create a GIF from a YouTube video:

  1. Open the video.
  2. Add the word “gif” before YouTube in the URL. It should read:[VideoID]
  3. Customize your GIF.

4. Create Closed Captions To Improve Accessibility And Seo

Want to increase the search engine optimization ranking for your video? Here’s what you have to do: develop closed captions for your video. Having closed captions can mean that you can have access to a broader audience. Your video is accessible to those hard of hearing and also those who don’t have speakers.

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  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Subtitles.
  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.
  4. Click Add Language and select your language.
  5. Under subtitles, select Add.
  6. Enter your captions as the video plays.

5. Add Cards To Your Videos

Cards can make your videos more exciting! You can create cards with polls or cards with hyperlinks to other channels, videos, or playlists.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. Select Videos from the left menu.
  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.
  4. Click the Cards box.
  5. Select the Add card. Then, select Create.
  6. Customize your card and click Create card.
  7. Adjust the time for the card to appear below the video.

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