26 March 2019

Circumventing YouTube's Disabled Filter

Within the past few days, YouTube deactivated the ability to filter search results by upload date. Try it yourself by going to youtube.com and searching for a term like genealogy. Then click on filter and under UPLOAD DATE select This week. Top of the list you'll find videos from year's ago.

Speculation is that YouTube found it impossible to censor content, such as the NZ shooting, in a timely enough manner. So the filters were disabled.

Here's a way around it using a regular Google search, at least for the present.

Go to your Google search page and search for site:youtube.com genealogy. When you get the results click on Tools, then click the drop down Any time and select the time frame of interest. You can go further and change Sorted by relevance to Sorted by date.

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