How to Find Specific Users on YouTube: 4 Methods

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YouTube, a platform that started as a humble video-sharing website, has blossomed into a cultural juggernaut with billions of monthly users. What sets it apart is not just the content it hosts but the vibrant ecosystem it fosters, where users can interact through their own channels and comment sections.

But finding specific users can seem less straightforward than you once thought. In this article, we’ll instruct you on the best methods that make finding any YouTube user, much easier.

1. Search for their username

This is probably the easiest and most obvious method. Just type the user’s username into the YouTube search bar which is located at the top of the page.

Let’s say you’re looking for a user named “mrbeast.” Simply navigate to the search input, type in their name and hit Enter. At the top of the search results page that shows their profile name and photo, with a clickable link to their channel and profile.

mrbeast youtube search result

2. Navigate directly to their channel

Rather than manually searching for their username on YouTube, you could directly type it in to your browser. The format for this is as follows: – Just replace the “username” with their actual account name. For example:


3. Perform a Google search

As you know, Google owns YouTube, so you can easily and reliably search their username on Google. The first result should be their channel profile page that lists their uploads and any other information they’ve chosen to make public.

mrbeast google search result

4. View your watch history

If you don’t quite remember their specific username, you may have watched a video of theirs in the past. Go to your YouTube homepage and view “History” in the left column. It will show up as the 5th menu item from the top, indicated by a clock with a reverse-arrow icon. Click this and you will see an entire history of the videos you have watched. Here, you can familiarize yourself with past videos you’ve seen.

youtube watch history page

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