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How To Link To A Specific Time In A YouTube Video

In this article, we will be explaining how to link to a specific time in a YouTube video.

YouTube is the go-to platform for numerous videos. Having over a billion views every day. There are various streams of contents for everyone. In this article, we will be explaining how to link to a specific time in a YouTube video.

Sometimes, you might just need a specific part of the videos and not the whole content. Here in this article, we’ll show you how to link a specific timestamp on YouTube.

The YouTube’s Share Feature

This is the most basic method.

  • Start the YouTube video you want to share and navigate through to the exact timeline you want to use in the timestamp.
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  • Stop the video
  • Select the Share button to open the share menu
  • Click on the checkbox under the URL that says Start at and readjust the time if it is incorrect
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  • Copy the updated shortened URL with the timestamp appended.
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  • Paste the new URL to anywhere you want and anyone who clicks on it is directed to the specific timestamp you included.

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Adding A Timestamp Manually

Link To A Specific Time In A YouTube Video

You can also manually add a time stamp. To do this:

  • Launch YouTube video in your browser
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  • Find the URL of the video in your address bar
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Depending on the URL, there are two ways to add a timestamp to the video:

&t=1m30s or
?t=1m30s

For example, if the URL includes a question mark, you should use the one with the question mark, like if it ends in;

watch?v=Sf5FfA1j590.

And if it includes the ampersand, you use the first one.

Other URLs that exist as youtu.be are short URLs that don’t use a question mark.

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TIMING

There are various timing options for you to choose from, ranging from hours to seconds. If the video starts from 30 minutes, all you need to do is type t=30m. If it’s a 1hour and above time, t=1h5s

The Built-In In Linking Feature

Link To A Specific Time In A YouTube Video

  • Launch YouTube and open the video of interest.
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  • Navigate to the timestamp you’d like to link to. You can easily do this by moving the cursor along the video progress bar.
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  • Right-click on the video and select “Copy URL video at current time.”

Your link is ready for sharing!

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The Manual Video Sharing Button

Link To A Specific Time In A YouTube Video

  • Launch YouTube and navigate to your video of interest
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  • Navigate through the video until you reach the preferred section
  • Click on the “Share” button. The share button appears just below the video and right next to the dislike button.
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  • A popup appears, click the “Start at [][]” box.
  • In case you need to adjust the time marker manually, simply enter new values in the boxes provided.
  • Highlight the URL and click on “Copy.” The URL appears in the middle of the popup menu.

Note: When a viewer links to a specific timestamp, it doesn’t mean that they can’t watch other segments of the video.

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