11 must-have Chrome extensions for vloggers

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Any vlogger should not only create high-quality videos, but also be able to make them viral through SMM and SEO. If your videos are not popular enough, you may be using ineffective promotion tools.

After analyzing the tools that are used on popular YouTube channels, we have prepared a list of the most useful Chrome extensions for vloggers.

Thanks to these extensions, your videos will get to the first lines of search results more often, you will be able to streamline the process of their production, as well as correctly evaluate the effectiveness of promoting both individual videos and video channels. All this will help you monetize your video and grow your business as a whole.

Create and edit videos in the browser

In this section, we present extensions that will help you edit your videos better, which will ultimately allow you to communicate your ideas to the audience more effectively. They work directly in your browser and have the same capabilities as any simple video editor.


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This online video editor is popular for its ease of use. This platform allows you to create and edit videos professionally, as well as make them accessible to any gadget. Listed below are the features that will be useful to any video creator:

  • Possibility of step-by-step collaborative editing anywhere and on any device.
  • The function of recording and adding voiceovers to the video using a webcam and microphone.
  • Availability of various editing modes for beginners and professionals: Storyboard and Advanced Timeline. The former ensures the simplicity of the process, while the latter provides a full range of professional video editing tools.
  • Use cloud services and connect to media directly from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dailymotion, Box and Dropbox.
  • Publish videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion and other platforms. You can also share your videos on social networks or embed them directly on your site.

Pro Mode for YouTube Video Editor

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If you use the YouTube editor to work with your video, this extension will speed up the process with keyboard shortcuts. This useful tool makes it easy to work with YouTube’s built-in video editor with the following features:

  • Additional buttons and notifications.
  • Sorting photos, managing the timeline, selecting tabs and other functions with the help of special shortcuts that are available without losing the currently selected video fragment.
  • Playback control. Controls the video preview with a separate Play button and slider that allows you to edit and scroll through the video while in lock mode.

Direct video recording and conversion

In this section, we will look at extensions that help you create videos using your webcam and convert them to various formats. These programs support video compression for fast uploading to the network without the need for additional applications.


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This Chrome extension is a reliable video converter. With it, you can compress video without quality loss. The interface is a simple drag and drop. In addition, Clipchamp has such interesting features:

  • Allows you to create a quick link to request and receive videos from any user, which can be uploaded directly to your YouTube channel or Google Drive (including using the upload queue).
  • With this extension, you can record 360p, 480p and 720p video from your webcam right in your browser. It helps vloggers to create videos effortlessly.

Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder

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A simple yet very useful screenshot tool for everyone. It allows you to take photos of web pages in a clear and user-friendly interface, as well as create screencasts. Let’s explore other features:

  • Adding and editing objects in the image, such as stickers and text fields in the screenshot itself.
  • Screenshot all or part of a web page, record video from a tab or screen.
  • Editing a screenshot and saving it in JPG and PNG formats.
  • Video export to various platforms: Nimbus Note, Slack and Google Drive and others.


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This extension has various functions for creating screenshots and screencasts. However, not all of them are included in the free version. For example, you can create videos up to 20 minutes long. The program is easy to use, just like Nimbus. It has the following characteristics:

  • Allows you to record video from a specific tab in your browser or from the entire screen.
  • Creates video and audio in WEBM and VP8 formats. It is possible to save the video locally.
  • Allows you to save files to Google Drive and upload them directly to YouTube.

Uploading and publishing videos

This section is about extensions that help you easily upload, publish and share videos with other users using only a web browser. They also allow you to publish video files hosted on cloud storages such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others.

YouTube Uploader for Dropbox and Drive

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This is a one-of-a-kind resolution, the name of which speaks for itself. The program allows you to publish video files from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive directly to YouTube. YouTube Uploader runs in your browser and has a number of features.

  • Allows you to download video files in the background without using the YouTube interface.
  • Supports a large number of video formats such as WebM, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG4, MPEGPS, FLV and 3GPP.

Channel management and video optimization

In this section, we will focus on the most important tools that will help you turn from an ordinary vlogger into a popular one. These extensions streamline the management of video channels, as well as make it easier to perform routine tasks such as updating video titles and descriptions, managing comments, creating video thumbnails and backups.


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This is our favorite video channel management tool and comes with a number of useful features for video optimization. We believe this extension is a must for any self-respecting vlogger. TubeBuddy adds a lot of extra features to YouTube. Among the main chips, we note the following:

  • Bulk search and replace functionality to update descriptions, social media activity, hyperlinks, and video links.
  • Create detailed, professional looking video thumbnails with screenshots, branding or text layers for videos.
  • Efficiently attract and interact with new subscribers, and export the list of your subscribers and data from their profiles to a CSV file.
  • A detailed analysis of your competitors: the number of views, subscribers, video downloads on their channels, as well as the main channels for attracting new subscribers. And it’s all in a convenient tabular format in a CSV file.

vidIQ Vision

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This extension provides an extensive optimization report that provides top recommendations for traffic management and video promotion. vidIQ Vision helps you attract subscribers and create viral videos for them. Detailed statistics, which are in the extension, give access not only to the number of views of your videos, but also to many other metrics:

  • “vidIQ rating”. The extension analyzes each of your videos, which allows you to evaluate the likelihood of its appearance in search queries and in the list of recommended videos.
  • Average viewing time. Helps you analyze the quality of your videos and the degree of audience engagement. Ultimately, this makes your channel more successful.
  • Speed (number of views per hour). Allows you to quickly identify viral videos on your channel and measure the growth rate of their popularity.
  • Social media statistics displays information about the number of likes, shares, comments and tweets linking to your videos. All information is collected from various social channels, including Reddit.

VISO Catalyst

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This section would not be complete without VISO Catalyst, a platform that allows you to find popular videos, study their optimization strategies and analytics. All so that you know what optimization techniques allow you to create amazing viral videos. Unfortunately, this platform is only available to BBTV partners and associated networks. Consider the main advantages of using this extension.

  • The Video Title Optimizer will tell you how to title your video so that the title clearly describes the content and the video itself is easy to find in search engines.
  • Icon editor allows you to create eye-catching icons by editing backgrounds, graphics and texts from your videos. The program also allows you to upload icons for sharing them on social networks.
  • Smart keyword recommendations help improve the title, description, and tags of your videos. This makes them easier to find on the web.

Analysis of video characteristics and maintenance of statistics

In this section, we’ll discuss Chrome extensions that allow you to access detailed information about videos and their popularity statistics. Having this information will help the vlogger analyze and improve their content, attract new audiences and interact with them more effectively.


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Of all the tools we’ve used, Heartbeat is the best way to interact with the YouTube community and track and view relevant statistics. In addition to this, the program also displays additional data: the date the video was uploaded to YouTube, the number of views, the channel, information about the monetization of the video, and the statistics of mentioning your video on social networks. Other important features are listed below:

  • Offers an online chat feature with the ability to create chat rooms for people with similar interests to discuss and share videos.
  • Provides vloggers with analytics by channel, showing metrics such as revenue, viewership, subscriber growth, and competitor channel data.
  • The tag collation option allows YouTube content creators to tag their videos with the most relevant and search engine compatible keywords. This will allow people to notice your video among others faster.

Social Blade

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This extension helps vloggers track user statistics on the channel, as well as on social networks: Instagram, Twitter and others. Social Blade makes analytics simple and understandable for the vlogger. Consider the main features of this YouTube promotion program.

  • Provides social channel analysis for any content, creator, brand or online streamer.
  • Allows you to view the statistics of any video or YouTube channel.
  • Financial statistics, which includes projected monthly and annual income and other forecasts in numerical form or in the form of easy-to-read graphs.

Functionality extension

If you’re a heavy user of YouTube in your Chrome browser, then you might be interested in learning about some useful extensions that will extend the functionality of this platform.

One Chrome extension that can come in handy when watching YouTube videos is the extension for copying text from videos. With it, you can copy text from subtitles or video descriptions to save it or use it for other purposes. This extension simplifies the work with text, allowing you to quickly and conveniently access the content of the video.

Another useful YouTube related Chrome extension is the video preview extension. It allows you to view YouTube thumbnails with just one click. Just click on the extension on the YouTube video page and it will download the thumbnail image. Click on the image and you will be redirected to full size.

By installing these extensions in your Chrome browser, you can greatly enhance the functionality of YouTube and make watching videos even more convenient and efficient.


Among all the extensions presented above, TubeBuddy and Heartbeat will be the most useful for both beginners and professionals. If you do not use powerful video editors, then WeVideo and Clipchamp can be great alternatives for you.

What experience do you have in creating and managing your channel using these tools? Perhaps you have something to add to the above? We will be happy to communicate with you in the comments and via email.


What are YouTube extensions?

There are several extensions for YouTube that add extra features and functionality to the platform. Some of them include extensions that allow you to download videos from YouTube, block ads, customize the interface, change the playback speed, etc. Some of the popular YouTube extensions include Magic Actions for YouTube, Enhancer for YouTube, YouTube Center, and AdBlock for YouTube.

What YouTube extensions improve analytics?

To improve YouTube analytics, you can use various extensions that provide additional data and statistics about your channel. For example, extensions like TubeBuddy, VidIQ, and Social Blade offer advanced analytics, keyword insights, competitor comparisons, video optimization recommendations, and other tools to help you better understand and improve the performance of your YouTube channel.