How to find the origin of a video with reverse search?

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Dernière mise à jour: 25 mai 2024

In recent years, it has become more and more vital to be able to verify the information that we are given, particularly because of the rise of social networks and therefore of new avenues of information.

Indeed, it has never been easier to share information, even if they are not always true. Indeed, we can for example have videos or photos circulating in relation to an event.

However, these media, they are not always true or at least, they can come from other events and it is important to be able to know it in just a few clicks. For this, there is a method.

This method is that of making reverse search. This will not tell you everything, in particular it will not reveal to you the montages and tricks that may have been made, for example, on this medium.

However, this will allow you in a few clicks to find the origin of a video YouTube, FacebookInstagram TikTok or others.

So you can know if this image is very recent and above all linked to the right event or, on the contrary, if it has been reused and/or taken out of context. Together, we will see how to do it in this article.

Do a reverse search on Google

As we told you, there is a very simple way to check if an image really comes from the event or if it was reused, or even stolen. Because yes, it is not only useful for searching for information.

Indeed, for example, we are currently witnessing a surge in NFT phenomenon and unfortunately, this also leads to an increase in the number of works being stolen on the internet to resell them as NFTs.

Google image search, it will therefore also allow you to check that the image you are using or that you are about to buy is not from one of its thefts for example. In short, it is very useful in a whole range of cases.

But then, how to do it?

Well, it's quite simple. To do this, follow these steps:

  • First of all, you need to go to the page of Google image.
  • Usually, you probably type your search directly, without paying more attention. Well this time we're gonna click on the little camera which is to the right of the search bar.
  • There, you have two solutions available to you. The first is to upload the image you want to check.
  • Once it's done, all you have to do is do it. drag to the search bar and it will do itself.
  • Otherwise you can simply right-click on the image. There, choose to copy the URL.
  • All you have to do is paste it into the search bar.

How to make a video?

The method that we have just presented to you works, there is no problem. Except that you noticed, we are talking to you here about photos when we were also talking about video in the title of the article.

Well, actually, that's not a problem. Although it is impossible to search directly by video, we must not forget one thing that is very important to us, what is a video?

Well, it's simply a series of images which will follow one another at a high enough speed that we cannot see the sequences with the naked eye. So let's just take some footage in this video and do some research.

The method to follow to find the origin of a video

From then on, launch the video and take some screenshot. What we are going to advise you is two things in this regard. The first is to take at least 3 to 5 screenshots.

Because yes, sometimes the videos will be cut and you can miss the part used. The second thing, always to avoid recuts, is to take captures at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of your video.

Once you have managed to take all these captures, all you have to do is follow the methodology that we shared with you at the start of the article. Just do a search for each of the images.

If this video was ever posted online somewhere other than where you saw it, you will then see results appear on at least one or more photos that you took of this video.