How to find a youtube video without knowing the name? It often happens to everyone, when you surfing YouTube home videos or suggested videos and noticed an interesting video and you immediately watch it, but later on when you want to again watch the video or want to share it with your best friend but you forget the name of the video and worst case is that you are not logged into your YouTube account at the time of watching, to see your YouTube activity. Then what are some methods you should utilize to again find that particular video? In this post, I’m going to show you some methods to solve your query.
How to find a YouTube video without knowing the name –
I will show you 5 effective methods to find a YouTube video without knowing the name. By following these methods you can easily find a video without any difficulty.
So let’s start with –
1. YouTube Search History –
This is I think one of the best solutions for finding a YouTube video that you don’t know the title or you forgot the name. If you watched the YouTube video while logged in to your YouTube account then this feature will work for you. You can find a video through this feature in three ways –
Firstly by scrolling down the videos that you have already watched. Go to your YouTube home page, you will see the ‘History’ tab under the ‘Library’ tab on the left-hand side of your screen as shown in the below picture. You can find your video by scrolling through the videos.
Secondly by typing a keyword related to your video in the watch history search bar. Search a keyword in the search box as shown in the picture and press enter button. All the watched videos that have the specific keyword in the main title will appear on your screen.
Thirdly by going through the interactions section of the YouTube history feature. In this section, you can find the video if you have already clicked the like or dislike button, commented on it, or live chat on it while watching.
Another way you can search for a video that you forgot the name in YouTube history is by going through ‘My Google Activity’. Following are the steps that you need to follow to find a lost YouTube video –
First, you need to click the ‘YouTube History’ as shown in the below picture.
Scroll down a little bit and you see a sentence written as ‘Manage history’. Click it.
Now you will see a list of videos that you have already watched. By scrolling through these videos you can find your lost YouTube video.
If you know the date, the exact day that you have watched the video then you can also filter it by time as shown below picture.
2. YouTube search bar –
Another best way to find a YouTube video without knowing the name is simply by taking help from the YouTube search bar. Here you need to remember a keyword that the video is related to. You can use the search bar in two ways to find the YouTube video.
One is by searching only the keyword. let’s say I’m looking for a video related to ‘iPhone 13 pro max cinematic video’. I did a quick search by entering the keyword ‘iPhone 13 pro max cinematic video’. In a second, a list of videos will appear on your screen, this way you can find the YouTube video that you forgot the name of.
Another way is by mixing the keyword with the channel name. I assume that you know a keyword as well as the channel name also. You can search for the specific video by adding the channel name with the keyword. Let’s say you forgot the title of the ‘iPhone 13 pro max cinematic video’ that was made by YouTuber Upasana Originals. You can find the video by searching in the bar by adding the channel name with the keyword as shown in the below picture.
You can also search your video by typing the key moments of the video that you remembered during the time of watching.
3. YouTube Filter –
You can also find a video a YouTube by using the ‘YouTube filter’ option. Simply go to your YouTube page and type what you remember about the video in the search bar and click it.
A list of videos will appear in front of your screen, if you cannot see your video in this list then click the ‘Filters’ option as shown in the below image.
A lot of filter options appear in front of you. If you watch this video in this current month then click ‘This Month’. Your video will appear on this screen.
You can also filter your search through other categories such as ‘Type’, ‘Duration’, Features’, and ‘Sort By’.
4. Use Search Engine –
You can take help from search engines also. Google, Bing, and Duck Duck Go are the best search engines to find out a YouTube video. Let’s assume you are using the Google search engine as a primary search engine. Then go to Google search and try to put some information about the video that you remember and add the ‘YouTube’ keyword along with information and press enter.
You will see a list with multiple YouTube videos will appear on your screen. This way you can find your video also.
5. Try Q & A sites –
After going through the above-mentioned processes if you still can’t crack your query i.e. how to find a youtube video without knowing the name, then there is another option to look for, i.e. take help from Q & A sites. Answers.com, Quora, and QsAns are some of the best Q & A sites to find your YouTube video. Also, Reddit is one of the best social media sites for this situation, r/tipofmytongue and r/IAmA are the best subreddits for asking your query.
Above are some of the tips or methods to find your YouTube video that you forgot the title. If you have any suggestions for this topic i.e. how to find a youtube video without knowing the name then please feel free to comment down below.