Using an unedited YouTube link or URL will take you straight to the page you got it from, complete with advertisements and the other minimized so that other suggested videos appear from the start. Sometimes, we would like to only share a video without any other distractions.


There is a way to do this using only the video's original URL. Placing a dash ( - ) after the the 't' in youtube will make it so the video is full screen and without ads.


Example:


Link with ( - ) in it:

https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?v=lpixDvmDMP4



Original link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpixDvmDMP4



Thank you to Karen Riccio and others who have suggested this trick in the past.