Let’s say your internet research takes you to a video on YouTube with an age restriction. You want to watch it (you know—for research purposes) but don’t remember your YouTube login information, or want to go through the hassle of typing a few more things in. Fortunately, there are two little URL tricks to help with that.
If you remove the
watch?v= and replace with
embed/, you’ll get a link that goes directly to the video without the rest of the YouTube site, and it’ll play full-width in your browser. So, for example, you would take this link::
and change it to this:
And you won’t have to log in. Alternatively, you can add
nsfw before the
youtube.com portion of the link:
This will take you to a different site to play the video, but it’s a bit faster to type in.
This story has been updated since its original publication.