Most Popular How-To Videos During Quarantine
'How-to' videos rank among YouTube's most popular offerings, as in how to bake a cake, play guitar, train your dog to fetch you a cold beer. But with millions still hunkering down at home, VisionDirect wanted to know which ones are the most popular.
With that in mind, the company commissioned a survey of 2,000 people and found that half would rather do a Google search or watch a tutorial video than actually ask someone how to do something. What's more, 82% are using their time under lockdown to perfect a skill, like playing guitar or learning a new language.
The top five how-to searches were found to be how to get stains out of clothing, how to make a face mask, how to tone body parts and get in better shape, how to improve gaming skills, and how to apply makeup.
On that note, more than four in 10 use how-to videos for personal well-being.
Grooming is a key component of how-tos -- 37% of those polled say their searches are on that topic. That's not surprising, considering many are still struggling to get to barbers or nail salons. With that in mind, "how to apply gel nails" is also a popular search, as is how to do a French plait -- that's a type of hair twist, for the uninitiated.