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How to reverse video search?

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Reverse video search helps people find a particular video’s source on the internet. It also helps you to any content related to the video including articles and images. This helps in increasing your knowledge about the video and its creator and to find other similar content.

But how to reverse video search? There are several tools and websites for this purpose. In this article, we’ll detail some of these tools along with explaining why you should conduct reverse searching of videos.

How does the reverse video search work?

Usually, the reverse search video tools work like a search engine. When you upload the video or a link on the tool, the search engine analyses various metadata associated with that video. It analyses multiple other technical details, such as the visual features, colours, and faces, among others.

After the search engine pilfers out enough information, it then scans the internet to look for the videos having similar data.

Here are some additional information that the reverse video search tool may show you apart from the original video source:

  • Date and time when the video was uploaded.
  • All the associated metadata including the title and description.
  • Websites where the video has been embedded.
  • Other similar videos.
  • Other content that is related to that particular video.

Also read: How to reverse image search on Instagram?

How to reverse video search using different tools?

There are several tools that you can use to reverse video search. Some of these tools are free while others may ask for a subscription fee.

Here are some of these tools:


Google is one of the most widely used search engines in the world. But do you know that you can reverse search videos on this platform? We have done a detailed article on how to reverse video search on Google. Head to the link to understand the process.


Berify is a dedicated tool that you can use to reverse-search images and videos. But for this search engine to work, you should first pause the video and take a screenshot. Next, upload the screenshot on this search engine to see more details.

You can also buy the Berify APIs as per your preference. The company offers various API calls depending on the load.


Another search engine that you can use in reverse video search is TinEye. On this platform also, you will have to take a screenshot of the video and then upload the image to the search engines or enter the image URL.

The platform is trusted by various big companies like and Zoosk, among others. TinEye offers additional features to compare the images for more details.


Bing search engine by Microsoft can also be used to reverse search videos easily. Like Google, Bing is also one of the most widely used search engines and as such it offers an extensive database of images and videos.

Open Bing and then click on the Search using an image button. After that, paste the image or URL or drag the image in the box.

You can click on the Related content button at the top and see more information about the images.


Yandex is a Russian search engine where you can reverse image search. Here also, click on the camera button on the left of the Search button and then click on Select file or enter the image URL and click on Search in the box.


Shutterstock offers high-quality images, videos and music. The platform has millions of images for you to search and download for a fee.

But not many people know that Shutterstock also offers a reverse video search feature. The process is almost similar to the above platforms. Head to the Shutterstock reverse image search for video, and then click on Search for image.

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Reverse video search is useful for various professionals and workflows. Here’s how you should do this:

  • To find the source of the video. This can be helpful if you want to verify the metadata and assess the video’s credibility.
  • When you reverse video search, you can easily find duplicate videos and initiate copyright infringement strikes.
  • You can also use this technique to find the full videos on the internet.
  • Finding various related content including other videos and articles.

In conclusion, reverse video search is useful to find the video source, additional information, and other insights. There are different tools for this purpose that we have listed above. We hope that this article has helped you in answering all the questions related to reverse video search.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: