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How to Loop a YouTube Video on Desktop and Mobile | Easy Step-by-Step Guide

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December 26, 2020
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Plenty of people like putting their favorite songs, ASMR videos, meditation guides, and many other kinds of video content on repeat. Since there are over two billion monthly users on YouTube, it makes sense that many of them use the platform as their primary channel for relaxation, motivation, and entertainment. It’s practical to be able to set up a video to play on repeat while you’re unwinding or doing other tasks.

For quite some time, users resorted to various solutions, such as third-party tools, to play YouTube videos on repeat. It wasn’t until YouTube decided to finally replace Adobe Flash Player with HTML5 in 2015 that the ability to loop a video was introduced. Now, you can set up your favorite videos to replay as long as you want in just a few clicks. The issue is that the mobile version of YouTube is lagging behind with this feature. If you’re a mobile user, you’re still going to have to rely on workarounds.

That’s why in this article, we will take a look at how both desktop and mobile users can loop YouTube videos. Not just that but we will also show you how to loop your own videos and media files using InVideo’s online editor.

Let’s dive right in!

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How to loop YouTube videos on desktop?

Google has made it easy for desktop users to watch their favorite YouTube videos on repeat. If you’re using a browser such as Firefox or Chrome, you can set up the loop in a few simple steps. You can do so by using:

1. Right-click
2. Right-click + Shift key

1. How to loop a YouTube video with right-click?

With YouTube’s migration to HTML5, users have finally been enabled to loop any video with just a couple of mouse clicks. What you need to do is:

1. Search for a video you want to loop
2. Open the video
3. Right-click anywhere within the video borders
4. Click on Loop in the menu

Once you’ve done this, your video will keep playing on repeat until you right-click on it once more and uncheck Loop to deactivate the option.

2. How to loop a YouTube video with right-click + Shift key?

If for any reason, you can’t find the loop option when you right-click on the video, you can open an alternate menu by using both the mouse and the shift key. You need to:

1. Open the video you want to loop
2. Hold the shift key and right-click on the video
3. Select Loop from the alternate menu

If the alternate menu doesn’t open in your browser on the first click, keep holding the shift key and right-click one more time. This option used to be only available in Chrome, but you can now find it in other browsers as well, such as Firefox.

How to loop a YouTube video on Mobile?

Loop a YouTube Video on Mobile

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Unfortunately, the simple option for looping a YouTube video that was introduced to desktop browsers doesn’t exist on mobile devices yet. You have to turn to one of the other available solutions. These are:

1. Creating a playlist
2. Using YouTube video looping websites

1. Looping YouTube videos by creating a playlist

If you’ve got a YouTube account, you can create a playlist from a single video manually without having to edit links and open it whenever you feel like watching it on repeat. 

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Open the video on your YouTube mobile app
2. Tap on the video
3. Tap and hold the Save button below the video
4. Choose the option New Playlist
5. Give your new playlist a title
6. Set up whether it’s public, private, or unlisted
7. Go to your Library
8. Open the playlist you created
9. Tap the Repeat button

2. Using YouTube video looping websites

You can find a wide range of websites for looping YouTube videos. One of the primary benefits of using some of these sites is that you can choose a specific part of the video to loop. The downside is that many of them are full of ads and may contain malware. You can try a solution such as Infinite Looper for the job.

Now that we’ve covered how you can set up a YouTube video to play in a loop, let’s take a look at how you can create a fantastic video loop using one of the best video editing apps on the market.

How to create a looping video in InVideo?

If you’ve got media files that you want to turn into attention-grabbing video loops, you can do it with InVideo—our powerful video editing platform. We offer one of the most user-friendly solutions for making videos in under ten minutes.

Before we get down to how you can make a video loop from your footage using InVideo, you need to choose from one of the three methods that our platform provides for different video editing approaches: 

Creating videos with InVideo

Premade Templates

Choose from our selection of over 2,000 fully customizable templates that can help you create a specific type of video

Text-to-Video

Convert your script, website URL, or media files into a series of scenes that you can customize as much as you like

Blank Templates

Start with an empty template and create the perfect video based on your ideas and media files

Creating a video using our Blank Template

InVideo Blank Template

To create a simple video that loops your media files for as long as you feel like, the best course of action is to use our Blank Template. This option enables you to craft a video from scratch and have full control over the video creation process. To use it, all you have to do is:

1. Log in to your InVideo account
2. Click on Create in the top-right corner of your screen
3. Go to the Blank Template bar
4. Choose Wide, Vertical, or Square
5. Click on Start editing

Adding media files to your video

InVideo Media Upload

To create your own looping video, you have the option to:

- Upload your media files
- Use videos and images from our library

Our media library has over a million royalty-free songs, images, and videos that you can use to make your video shine. Go to the Media tab and type a keyword into the search bar to see if we’ve got what you’re looking for.

To upload your media, you need to look for the Upload tab in the left panel. Click on the blue button at the bottom of the screen to import the content that you want to use in your project. You can upload different kinds of media files, including: JPG, GIF, PNG, MP4, AVI, WMV, MP3, M4A and FLAC.

The limit is up to 200MB in file size, to ensure that you can edit the video using our platform without any performance issues. 

Duplicating scenes to create a video loop in InVideo

InVideo Timeline

InVideo enables you to create a looping video from your media files easily. You can do so using the editor’s timeline. Before you can make an eye-catching video loop for your YouTube audience, you need to start by creating a scene from your video clip. 

Look for all your uploaded media files by opening the Upload tab. You can preview the files by clicking on them. Choose the one that you want to loop, and then drag and drop it onto a scene. Resize the video element if you need to, and add any effects and features that you like before creating a loop. 

When you’re done setting up the scene, you can duplicate it as many times as you like. To do so, you need to:

1. Click on the three dots on the scene
2. Choose Duplicate from the menu

Repeat the process until you’ve created a video that loops the desired number of times. You can turn it into an even more eye-catching visual experience by editing the transitions between your scene duplicates. All you need to do is click on the connecting arrows between them. 

InVideo provides a vast assortment of transition effects, divided into categories such as:

- Animations
- Overlays
- Light Leaks
- Brushes
- Shutters
- Glitches

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How to create amazing YouTube videos with InVideo templates?

InVideo Premade Templates Feature

Our vast selection of professional-looking templates can help you craft attention-grabbing videos that will amaze your YouTube audience. We’ve got an assortment of templates specifically made for different kinds of YouTube content creators. If you’re unsure about how to create an eye-catching intro or outro, you can check out some of these options:

- YouTube Intro
- YouTube End Screen
- YouTube Watch Next
- YouTube Recommended Video

When it comes to different content types, we’ve got all sorts of templates, including the ones for your YouTube Live Show or Content Marketing purposes. Use our search bar to find the theme you want to work on, and you can get down to editing your video in any way you like. 

To start making a video based on any of the templates, you need to:

1. Sign in to your InVideo account
2. Click on Create
3. Choose the Premade Templates option
4. Pick a template that suits your needs
5. Click on Use this template

Aside from adding different kinds of media files and fitting them into your video, you can customize various template elements, including textual content, video effects and other elements.

Customizing text in InVideo

InVideo Advanced Text Editing

InVideo provides an assortment of advanced text customization features. You can add text boxes to any scene by going to the Text tab in the left panel. Here you can insert different text styles, including:

- Premade text boxes—classic, modern, astons, text styles, location boxes, social media credits, and more
- Standard text—headings, subheadings, and body text

If you click on any text box in the scene, you can customize additional features in the Edit screen to the right. This includes - Style, Colors, Drop shadow, Animation, Text box animation and Project colors.

You can use the advanced text editing features to add captions to your YouTube video. There’s a wide range of animations that you can add to your text, including words, lines, letters, and entire text boxes. If you’ve recorded an amazing song that you want to present to your audience in a compelling way, you can also check out how to make a lyric video.

Adding video effects in InVideo

If you want to amaze your audience with your YouTube video, you can add various kinds of special effects. When you go to the Effects tab in InVideo, you can choose from different categories, including snow, confetti, fireworks, light leaks, and powder explosions. 

You can also go to the Enhancers tab, where you can:

- Turn any of your scenes into an engaging collage layout
- Choose from over a hundred masks to add as an overlay
- Add Twitter and Instagram posts to the video

Other elements InVideo has to offer

InVideo provides plenty of shapes and stickers that you can add to your videos. This includes an assortment of:

- CTAs
- Emojis
- Social media icons
- Titles
- Weather icons

Exporting your video

When you’re done creating your video, you need to click the Export button in the top-right corner of the screen. The video will render quickly, and you can choose whether you want to get it in either 720p or 1080p. Click on Download once the rendering is done, and your amazing new video will be ready for upload. 

How InVideo helps you ensure that your video is perfect?

Our video editing platform has a feature that can significantly improve the quality of your videos. Whenever you make a mistake, you’ve got our Intelligent Video Assistant (IVA) watching your back. This feature relies on AI to spot the smallest of errors, including those that you are likely not to notice yourself.

IVA pays special attention to video aspects such as color, text alignment, and animation speed. As soon as our video assistant comes across a mistake, it will let you know and provide you with a suggestion on how to solve it.

Why you should use InVideo?

One of the primary benefits of using InVideo is that it’s the perfect video editing platform for beginners. You don’t need to have any previous expertise to create fantastic videos with our software. The interface is easy to navigate and get used to. Our templates provide some of the most professional-looking solutions you can find. Add your unique touch to them, and you’ll have eye-catching YouTube videos to captivate your audience in no time.

If you can’t figure out how to use a particular InVideo feature, you can rely on our 24/7 customer support. This means that you can hit up our support team at any hour, and there’ll be an agent available to help you out. Just open up the chat, type in your question, and you can rest assured that someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our goal is to help you with using InVideo in any way we can. This is why we also provide a large number of tutorials that cover almost every aspect of creating videos with our platform.

Another huge advantage of InVideo is that it’s a cloud-based video editor. Everything that you do happens on and is saved to the cloud. InVideo works flawlessly on different operating systems, including Mac and Windows.

InVideo pricing

For such a feature-rich video editing platform, you’d probably expect the pricing to be high. In truth, InVideo is one of the most affordable solutions on the market. You can create videos with our software by signing up for one of two paid plans: 

InVideo Paid Plans

Paid Plan

Pricing

Business

    • Monthly plan—$20 per month
    • Annual plan—$10 per month

Unlimited

    • Monthly plan—$60 per month
    • Annual plan—$30 per month

The only difference between the two paid plans is that the Business plan allows you to export up to 60 videos and use up to 300 of our premium photos and videos per month. 

You can also use our platform for free forever, with a similar cap as the Business plan—all your videos will also have an InVideo watermark on them. No matter the plan you choose, you get access to all the features that InVideo has to offer.

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What else you can do with InVideo?

InVideo is the best video editing software for YouTube, but that’s not everything that our platform has to offer. Check out some of the many templates that we’ve got for various platforms and purposes:

- Instagram Story Ad
- Content Creator Intro
- Facebook Ads Webinar
- Wedding Invitation
- Photography Day Campaign
- Modern Tech Intro

Sign up for InVideo today, and you can start creating all kinds of high-quality videos with little effort and in a matter of minutes!

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