Friday, October 7, 2016

YouTube shortened link "hack" to view full screen

Shorten YouTube URLs to view full screen without suggested videos
Perfect hack for teachers to avoid distractions


I learned a new hack today for YouTube that I just have to share and document to remind myself at a later date.  Do the suggested videos on the side or comments displaying in YouTube distract you when you click a link to show a video to your class?   Some of the videos are not always quite appropriate either which can be troubling.  Fear no more!

Use the following format to force the video to play full screen without comments, ads or suggested videos on the side.  No add-ons or extra sites to go to.
  Original long link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1mGI15UnGQ
  Shortened Link:    https://www.youtube.com/embed/m1mGI15UnGQ

   What did I do?  Replace  watch?v= with EMBED/ 

I love the new hack and hope you do too!