When we watch a Youtube Video if we find a specific part (say a dialogue, a funny moment, or something like that) in the video, we want to share it with someone. There is a possibility that other parts of the video are not of interest to you, so you want them to watch only that specific part of the video. Now, there are ways in which you can do it easily without downloading the video or recording screen – timestamp links. So we discussed ways to share the Youtube timestamp video link in this article.
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2 Ways to Share a Timestamp Youtube Video Link
Youtube has always had the solution to this same scenario, yet only a few people know it, compared to the vast public YouTube has a platform. This can be done by sharing the timestamped link of the video. Here’s how to do it.
Create a YouTube Timestamp link via YouTube for Computer
Create a YouTube Timestamp link on your Phone
Currently, the YouTube mobile app doesn’t have the Start At box, but there’s also a way to create a Timestamp link on the phone.
- Open the YouTube App
- Find or browse the video you want to share
- Click on the share button and copy the link to the video. Before sharing the link, we must add:
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In case of seconds
Add ? t = (timestamp) s OR & t = (timestamp) s [Without brackets] after the URL, for example, if the timestamp is 46 seconds, then add? t = 46s OR & t = 46s, after the link copied above, as shown in the image.
In the case of Minutes and Seconds
Add & t = XmYs [Where X stands for minutes and Y stands for seconds], for example, if the timestamp is 2 minutes and 28 seconds, then add? t = 2m28s OR & t = 2m28s, after the link copied above, as shown in the image.
Bonus: Create a Timestamp link via Youtube on the Phone
If you find the second method a bit difficult and want to use the first method (start at the box) over the phone. Then you can repeat the steps mentioned in method one, in any browser of your phone.
This way you can share a short part of a Youtube video with someone, which will automatically start from the point where you want them to watch it. And all this can be done without having to download, record the screen, or ask them to stream the video at that moment. Did you know that this trick was already available on Youtube? How often do you share such portions from a Youtube video with someone? Let me know in the comments below.
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