Social media is ubiquitous these days having a far and wide user base. There exist a number of platforms where people get along each other and stay connected in this virtual world. YouTube, as a social media charter, is one of the most preferred platforms for sharing works of artists, authors, academicians in visual format. YouTube is accredited as the 2nd largest search engine, Google obviously being the 1st. People upload over 100 hours of videos a minute on YouTube. Furthermore due to one or the other reason some creators un-list or hide their videos thus making it unavailable or inaccessible for normal view. This article covers some proven methods pertaining how to find hidden videos on YouTube?
Why use YouTube?
Video is a swift, successful one of the most stylish content formats to convey messages. Even Psychology supports the fact that ‘People respond well to visual cues’, thus videos proves to be perfect choice for capturing people’s emotion. YouTube is not only the most popular video platform, but it facilitates easy sharing of videos too. YouTube can also be used as a depository for digital work. Creators can set up their own channels, and then bank videos. Moreover viewers can easily surf for a desired video by entering a string on search bar.
What is labeled as “YouTube hidden content”?
It usually happens that as a viewer you see a video once but later you couldn’t find it. One of the reasons for behind this is all possible chance of the video becoming or being labeled as hidden video or unlisted video. To put together there are four broad categories videos on YouTube may fall under, namely: Public YouTube Videos, Unlisted YouTube Videos, Private YouTube Videos, Age Restricted YouTube Videos.
There is all evident possibility to watch again the videos which are lost somewhere and somehow. One has to follow underlying methods on how to find hidden videos on YouTube.
YouTube is digital repository that includes videos on almost every possible theme or topic. In other words it can be said that one can put in watch time that may last not only hours or months, but may be years or decade to go through all uploaded videos under a specified category. As soon as you type a string to make a search for a video on YouTube, every single result that gets displayed as suggestion is considered a ‘public’ YouTube video. Anyone who may or may not be a registered member can watch these videos. However, that isn’t the case in relation with the other types of YouTube videos.
Beside public YouTube videos, there’s a bunch and array of videos on YouTube that are labeled as ‘unlisted,’ or else acknowledged as ‘hidden’ YouTube videos. Technically it isn’t being performed on the part of YouTube which un-list or hide it, rather it’s the channel that uploaded it originally has decided to make it unavailable for the public view. YouTube as a facilitator provides the option to upload a video in any of three types of privacy settings: Public, Private, or Unlisted. Once the uploader makes a choice to unlist the particular YouTube video, it becomes unavailable to explore it through the search bar. In addition to this that video’s channel also becomes unsearchable. So, now the question arises… how to find unlisted YouTube videos?
The only answer to this question lies with the URL Link of the originally uploaded video, i.e.; an unlisted YouTube video can be watched by copy-pasting the original link of the Video in URL bar of your web browser.
The other category subject to which YouTube viewers may experience technical issues is ‘private’ videos. ‘Private’ YouTube videos are all together extreme and exceptional cases with no specific watch option available. Once a channel creator decide to label any given video as ‘Private’, it becomes impossible to reach that video. Such videos can’t be searched nor can those be viewed on the respective channel. Even it can’t be viewed through its URL link just as it holds well in case of unlisted videos.
As for practice a ‘Private’ video can only be viewed only after the video owner decide to open it for viewership otherwise, it is impossible to watch it.
Being an open platform YouTube has a variety of visual content to offer. People may look at and have the benefit of the uploaded videos for free and at cost (in case of premium content). However some videos may be subject to certain age-restriction based on its content. YouTube ensure that user shouldn’t be exposed to any inappropriate content by implying default age-restriction feature. Furthermore it is not that simple to avoid it. So, how do you find a way around this? Any age restricted content can only be unlocked if the viewer has a Gmail account (that too within the age range). Alternatively, one can directly download YouTube videos, with the prior consent from the channel—concerning copyright rules and regulations.
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