How to Watch YouTube Shorts as Normal Videos in 2024

If you are curious about how to watch YouTube Shorts as Normal videos, read this step-by-step tutorial. It shows you how to watch YouTube Shorts as regular videos on PCs and mobile phones with easy operations.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 17, 2024

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YouTube Shorts, as its name indicates, is the short form of YouTube videos. However, not many people like this form because it can't be played in full-screen mode or for other reasons. Then, can we watch YouTube Shorts as normal videos? The answer is yes. This tutorial will show you how to watch YouTube Shorts as normal videos on computers and mobile phones. Let's dive in!

You will learn:

Watch YouTube Shorts as Normal Videos on PC

If you are using YouTube on a PC, you can edit the URL or save the Shorts to watch them as normal videos.

Method 1. Edit the URL

The easiest way to watch YouTube Shorts as normal videos on a PC could be by editing the URL. You only need to modify the URL and refresh the YouTube video page. There are no requirements for the system version or device brand.

Follow the steps below to watch YouTube Shorts as normal videos without a hassle:

Step 1. Find and play the YouTube Short you want to watch as a normal video.

Step 2. Go to the URL of the video, and change the shorts part in the URL to watch.

Step 3. Press the Enter or F5 keys on your keyboard to refresh the video page. Then, the Shorts will play as a regular YouTube video.

Edit the URL

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Method 2. Save YouTube Shorts

Whatever you want to do with the YouTube Shorts, you can save it as a local video on your computer. However, it is not so easy without a third-party tool. In this case, you can record the Shorts on a PC with a screen recorder - EaseUS RecExperts. Download the official version from the button below.

This YouTube recorder can be used on both Windows and Mac computers. It is capable of capturing the YouTube Shorts screen along with internal audio. You can even record multiple Shorts simultaneously, as it can record multiple windows on the same screen at the same time. The recording is of the same quality as the original one.

Go to the YouTube Shorts webpage and save it with EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Go to the browser window that you want to record from and Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". You can also select to record webcam, system sound, or micropone along with the browser screen. Then, click the red "REC" button to start recording.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. You can see a toolbar during recording. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 3. After recording, you will be led to the recording list window, where you can view, split, delete, and manage your recordings.

Recording List Window

Watch YouTube Shorts as Regular Videos on Mobile

If you use YouTube on a mobile phone, try to watch Shorts as a regular video by liking it. The Shorts you like will be placed in the Library, and you can play them there as a normal video. Check out how to watch YouTube Shorts as regular videos on mobile phones by liking them now.

Step 1. Launch YouTube on your phone and tap on Shorts from the bottom of the interface.

Step 2. After that, you will see the like button color change to blue. This means you have liked it successfully.

Step 3. Tap on Library from the bottom of your screen, and you will be led to the Liked video list. Tap on the video you want, and it will be played as a normal video.

Like the shorts on mobile

Not clear about how to operate? Watch the video tutorial below:


How to Watch YouTube Shorts as Normal Videos FAQs

Here are some related questions and their answer. Check if they can solve your problems.

1. Can you watch YouTube Shorts in full screen?

Yes, you can watch YouTube Shorts in full screen when you play it as a normal video. Just replace shorts in the URL to watch. It will be played as a normal video. Then, you can click the Full Screen button to watch it in full-screen mode.

2. Is there a way to turn off YouTube Shorts?

Yes, you can turn off YouTube Shorts by:

Step 1. Launch YouTube and find the Shorts part on your screen. Here, you will see some recommended Shorts videos.

Step 2. Click on the three dots on the Shorts, and you will see four options. Tap on the Not Interested option, and the Shorts will be removed.

Step 3. Repeat the operation until there are no Shorts recommended on the interface.

3. How do I change my YouTube to full screen?

If you are using a mobile phone to watch YouTube videos, follow the steps below to change your YouTube to full screen.

Step 1. Launch YouTube and go to your profile.

Step 2. Tap on Settings and then General.

Step 3. Turn on the Zoom to fill screen option. Now, the video you played on an iPhone will be zoomed to fill the full screen.

The Bottom Line

This tutorial shows you how to watch YouTube Shorts as normal videos on PC and mobile. Different devices require different options. The best way to watch YouTube Shorts as you like is to save it to our local file. If you can't download it from YouTube easily, record it as a local video on your computer with EaseUS RecExperts. Download it to have a try now!

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