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How to Find a YouTube Channel without Knowing the Name

Find a YouTube Channel without Knowing the Name

There will be a time when we watched a video or a series of videos on YouTube and forgot about it.

We didn’t bookmark the video or subscribe to the channel, probably because we were in a hurry.

Then after a period of time, we need to watch the video but can’t remember the exact title.

We surely can locate the video if we remember the channel name.

Trouble is, we can’t recall the channel name.

Is there a way to find a YouTube channel without knowing the name?

Well, there are ways you can try your luck with.

Check Your Browser History

If you’re not in the habit of clearing your browser history, it may serve you well in this instance.

Just remember roughly when you last watched a video from the channel. It would be good if you had done it in the past few weeks.

Scanning through your browsing history may ignite your memory and you may find the channel through a video link.

If you’re on Chrome just hit the CTRL + H keys to access the browsing history page.

Hopefully, this method will allow you to find a YouTube channel without knowing the name.

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Use Google Auto Suggest to Rekindle Your Memory

Do you remember using a search term or keyword that led you to the YouTube video?

Go to Google and type in the term or keyword phrase. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten the whole phrase.

Even a word like why or how will do to retrieve what you searched for in the past.

When you type the word(s) Goggle autosuggest or autocomplete will pull up keywords you had entered in the past.

This may lead to something fruitful.

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Use Google My Activity to Track Down Your YouTube Viewing Activity

Google My Activity is a service that many seldom use. It keeps a record of your web activity.

All activities must have been conducted with the Chrome browse when logged into your Google account.

If you head to its page (after logging in to your Google account), you’ll be given the following options – Web Activity, Location History, and YouTube History.

Click on YouTube History.

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Under Activity Controls, click on Manage History.

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Under YouTube History, you can do a search. Otherwise, you can also filter your history by date.

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If you remember when you accessed the video or channel you’re looking for, fill up the After and Before fields.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be accurate here. Just start with whatever you can remember.

With some luck, you may be able to track the video you’re looking for.

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Use YouTube Search Auto Suggest

To make use of this feature you must be logged in to your Google account. This would be the one you used to view the video or channel you’re looking for.

Maybe you did a search and used one of the keywords suggested to you.

You just have to remember the first one or two words to get started.

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Any of the search suggestions may ring a bell and lead you to the video and on to the channel you’re looking for.

Use YouTube Channel Filter

Enter the keyword that you think gets close to the video you’re looking for. Hit the search button.

When the search results are displayed, hit the Filter button and choose Channel.

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You’ll see a list of channels displayed. Scroll through them. Hopefully, this will help you find a YouTube channel without knowing the name.

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Do a YouTube Search on Google

If you remember the keyword or a phrase you use to search the video, do a Google search.

Just type in the phrase and add youtube to the search as shown below.

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Google will pull up all YouTube videos and you can scroll through them to see if the one you’re looking for is listed.

Those are among the ways you can find a YouTube channel without knowing the name.

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