Advanced search (Filters)

When you search for videos and other content on YouTube, you can refine your search by using filters.

After typing your search query in the search box at the top of any YouTube page, click the Filters drop-down menu below the search box.


You can filter by the type of content (e.g. video, playlist, or movie). For example, if one cute cat video isn’t enough, you can find an entire playlist of cute cat videos by clicking Playlist under “Result Type” in the Filters drop-down menu.

How to use search filters on different devices

Some search filters may not be available on all YouTube mobile apps.
  • Mobile browser ( Touch the drop-down menu next to the search box
  • YouTube for iOS: Touch the filter filter results icon
  • YouTube for Android: Touch the filters   at the top of the search screen results

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