How To Speed Up Or Slow Down YouTube Videos

You’re watching a video on YouTube, but the speaker is talking too quickly or not fast enough. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to change the speed of videos on YouTube. In this article, I’ll explain how to speed up or slow down YouTube videos!

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How To Speed Up YouTube Videos

Speeding up a YouTube video is as simple as increasing the playback speed to 1.25x or greater. The way to do this varies depending on where you’re watching the video.

YouTube App

Pause the video you’re watching and tap the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Then, tap Playback speed. Choose your desired speed, then resume watching the video.

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Mobile Web Browser

Pause the YouTube video and tap the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the video window. Tap the box under Speed and choose your desired playback speed.

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Desktop Web Browser

Click the gear icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video window. Then, click Playback speed. Choose your desired playback speed of 1.25x or greater to speed up the video!

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How To Slow Down YouTube Videos

Sometimes you’d rather slow down a video. This is especially useful when you’re watching a step-by-step tutorial and don’t want to miss any information.

You can follow the same steps outlined above to slow down YouTube videos too. When you’re choosing a playback speed, select .75x or below to slow down the video.

YouTube Videos: Explained!

You’ve changed the speed of the YouTube video and you can finally watch them at a speed you’re comfortable with. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends, family, and followers how to speed up and slow down YouTube videos. Leave a comment below with any other questions you have!

About Author

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David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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