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Easiest Way To Search Audio Transcripts of a YouTube Video To Find Which Part You Want to Watch

The era of humans directly recording what they see and hear is gradually passing us by. Tasks that were once arduous and time-consuming are now handled by machines as solutions grow and become more intelligent. It’s clear that baby boomers and millennials are struggling to stay up, whereas Gen Zers glide into an advanced technological era with ease.

Nonetheless, everyone has the right to have things made easier for them, thus generational differences aside, this tool uses the Transcript feature to assist you discover certain parts of a YouTube video. Everything you need to know is right here.


How to search YouTube transcripts to locate parts of the video

When studying or referencing, it’s critical to double-check the source. When it comes to YouTube videos, the transcript functionality can be used to cite them. YouTube created this tool to allow users to search for a keyword in the transcript and use it to find the section of the video they need. The same has been covered in the tutorial that has been added to the next section.

The transcript feature allows the user to view the whole video’s script. The user can copy the piece of the transcript they require, or if they know the lines/keyword, they can utilize the timestamps to conduct a general search to retrieve content.

How to get access to the Transcript feature and search it

It is suggested that you use a computer browser to access the Transcript feature. While the transcript feature may be accessed on a Smartphone, it can be a little inconvenient because it must be accessed through the phone’s browser. The Transcript function can be accessed in the following ways.

On computer 

Open the YouTube video that you want to transcribe.

Locate the horizontal three-dot menu under the video player and click on it. Click the Open Transcript option from the menu that opens.

The Transcript window will open on the right.

Now press Ctrl+F for Windows users and Command+F for Macbook users. In the search bar that will now appear right under the address bar, type the keyword/dialog that you want to locate.

The keyword will be highlighted in the transcript section.

On phone

Getting access to a transcript is similar to getting access to a computer. The Youtube app, on the other hand, does not allow you to use the transcript functionality. To access the transcript feature, open the video URL using Youtube’s web page on your phone’s browser.

So, open a browser software like as Chrome and navigate to the YouTube video there. Now, use the PC method above to locate the video’s transcript.

How to remove the timestamps from the Transcript

If you need to copy and paste words from the transcript, make sure the timestamps are removed. Here’s how to accomplish it.

Click the Toggle Timestamps option from the vertical three-dot menu that appears in the transcript section.

The timestamps will now disappear so you can copy-paste the transcript.

How to copy paste the Transcript 

Youtube does not have an allocated function that allows users to download the whole transcript. There is also no option for the user to copy part or all of the transcript.

You won’t be able to copy-paste the text if you don’t have a scrolling mouse. Using your mouse, select the text and navigate to the part of the transcript you want to copy. Then press Ctrl+C at the same time.


Open Notepad or Word and paste the text into it. Once you’ve finished copying and pasting, save the document.

That’s everything there is to know about the Transcript feature. We hope you found this article helpful. Take care and stay safe!

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