To summarize YouTube videos using Google Gemini, follow these steps:

  1. Visit and ensure you have an active Google Account.
  2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you wish to summarize.
  3. On the Gemini page, paste the video URL into the search field.
  4. Formulate a clear prompt asking for a summary; for instance, "Please summarize this video" or "Provide a brief outline of the contents of this video".
  5. Submit the query by clicking the search button.

Google Gemini will analyze the video and its transcript, if available, to produce a summary of the content. This method works without requiring you to watch the entire video. However, note that the summarization might encounter limitations such as not being able to summarize videos without subtitles or creating summaries based on another video accidentally. Additionally, the quality of the summary depends on the accuracy of the video's transcription and the relevance of the extracted information to the prompt.

For those interested in using Google Bard as an alternative, you can utilize the YouTube extension within Google Bard to achieve similar results. First, enable the YouTube extension in Google Bard, then paste the video URL along with a prompt requesting a summary or specific insights organized in bullet points.