How to Find a YouTube Video Without Knowing the Name


It happens to the best of us – you come across a video you love on YouTube, but then you forget to share or bookmark it, and you close the app.

Oops! Later, you want to watch it again but you just can’t remember what it was called.

If you watched the video while being signed in to your YouTube or Google account, chances are it’s saved in your YouTube Activity.

But, what do you do when you weren’t logged in? And how to find a YouTube video without knowing the name?

How to Find a YouTube Video Without Knowing the Name

Fortunately, there are several ways that you can find a YouTube video even if you can’t remember its title. Here are some ways how to do it:

  • Use YouTube Search Filter. If you can’t remember the name of the video and can’t find it in your watch history, you can use search filters on YouTube to help track it down.

    Start by signing in to on your computer, or open the YouTube app on your phone or tablet.

    Click or tap the search icon or field at the top of the page and type what you remember. Even if it’s something as vague as “woman singing in a red dress,” that’s a start.

    When you press Enter or Return (or tap the Search key), you’ll see a list of matching results. Sort through the results – you can even refine it to videos only, eliminating playlist and channel results. You can also refine the duration (if you remember how long it was).
  • Use Google Search. When trying to find YouTube videos, you can also use Google Search. Type some information you remember about the video – entering some keywords about the video may help you find what you’re looking for.

    When your search results appear, videos will typically be at the top of the results page. You can also filter the results to display only videos by clicking the Videos tab at the top of the results page.

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