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How To Search YouTube Videos By Length [Solved]

In this tutorial, you will learn how to search YouTube videos by length. Use this method to view videos of specific duration only.

This tutorial will teach you how to search YouTube videos by length. By default, YouTube lets you sort videos based on length.

You can apply search filters on the YouTube search results page to find videos under 4 minutes, between 4 and 20 minutes, or above 20 minutes.

In this tutorial, I will share two simple methods to find videos by length on any browser and phone. So read this blog till the very end, and you will be able to find YouTube videos by specific length on any device, be it Android or iOS.

The best part is that you don’t have to install a third-party app or Chrome extension to do this. Instead, we will use YouTube’s default search parameters to accomplish this.

Method 1: How to Find YouTube Videos By Length On Any Browser

Follow these steps to filter YouTube videos by length on any browser:

1. Open YouTube in your browser.

open youtube in your browser

2. Search for any video on YouTube.

search for any video on youtube

3. Now, click on the “Filters” option at the top-right of the results page.

click on filters option

4. Now, you will see the Filters dialog box.

youtube search filters to find videos by length

5. Select any duration to filter YouTube videos on the search results page.

find youtube videos by length

6. After you select a Duration filter, YouTube will show videos of that specific length only in the search results, as shown below.

videos of specific length in search results7. To edit or remove the Duration search filter, click the “Filters” option again. After that, choose any other duration or remove the existing one by clicking the “X” button.

remove or change duration filter on youtube

Congrats! You have now successfully filtered YouTube videos by length.

Method 2: How To Search YouTube Videos By Length on Android or iOS App

Now, let’s see how you can search YouTube videos by length on Android app:

1. Open the YouTube app on your phone.

open youtube app

2. Tap on the “search” button to find videos.

tap on search icon

3. Now, tap the “three-dots” button at the top-right.

tap on three dots menu on search results page

4. Choose the “Search filters” option.

choose the search filters option

5. Next, tap “Any” next to the “Duration” option.

choose duration to find youtube videos by length

6. Now, you can choose the duration for which you want to search the YouTube videos.

There are four options:

  • Any: Get videos of any duration on the search results page.
  • Under 4 minutes: Get videos shorter than 4 minutes on the search results page.
  • 4-20 minutes: Get videos between 4 to 20 minutes in length on the search results page.
  • Over 20 minutes: Get videos that are over 20 minutes in length on the search results page.

7. After selecting the duration, tap the “Apply” button, and the YouTube app will show only videos of that specific duration.

youtube videos filtered by specific duration

As I choose the “4-20 minutes” option, YouTube only shows videos of this specific duration. You can follow the same steps to find YouTube videos of specific length.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you search YouTube videos by length?

To search YouTube videos by length, go to the search bar, type “video length” followed by your desired duration (e.g., “10 minutes”), and press enter.

2. How do I search for a video by duration?

To search for a video by duration, enter specific time constraints (e.g., “10 minutes”) in the search bar filters on the video platform of your choice.

3. How do I filter Google video searches by length?

To filter Google video searches by length, click “Tools” below the search bar, then select “Duration” and choose the desired duration option (e.g., “Short” or “Long”).

4. Is there a way to search within a YouTube video?

No, YouTube does not provide a native feature for searching within a video. Users can only search for videos using the search bar.

5. How do I sort YouTube by length by watch later?

To sort YouTube by length in Watch Later, click “Sort by” below the video grid, select “Duration,” and videos will be arranged from shortest to longest.

Wrapping Up

In this tutorial, we shared two simple methods to find YouTube videos by length. Following these simple steps, you can filter YouTube videos between specific lengths on the search results page.

The best part is that you don’t have to install any third-party app to perform time-based filtering on YouTube. However, it would have been better if YouTube allowed users to specify exact video lengths instead of ranges. This would have provided more accurate results to users.

Please let us know if you encounter any issues in the comments section below, and we will do our best to help you!

Himanshu Tyagi
Himanshu Tyagi
Hello Friends! I am Himanshu, a hobbyist programmer, tech enthusiast, and digital content creator. With CodeItBro, my mission is to promote coding and help people from non-tech backgrounds to learn this modern-age skill!
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