Have you ever wanted to share a specific part of a YouTube video with someone, but didn’t know how? Maybe you wanted to show them a funny scene, a cool trick, or a useful tip, but you didn’t want them to watch the whole video to find it.
But how do you do it? Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to share specific parts of YouTube videos without having to send the entire link. We’ll explore some tips and tricks for easily sharing those special moments that capture our attention on YouTube. Let’s go.
#1 Use the Share feature
The Share feature is a built-in option that YouTube provides for every video. It allows you to copy a link that will start playing the video from a certain point that you choose. Here’s how to use it:
1. Open the YouTube video that you want to share and pause it at the part that you want to link to. Click on the Share button.
2. You can choose to share it on social media platforms, email it, or copy the link.
3. To link to a specific part of the video, make sure that the box next to Start at is checked and that the time shown matches the part that you paused at. If not, you can adjust it manually by typing in the minutes and seconds or using the slider.
4. Copy the link and paste it wherever you want to share it. When someone clicks on it, they will be taken directly to that part of the video.
#2 Adding a timestamp
A timestamp is a code that tells YouTube where to start playing the video. It consists of a question mark followed by “t=” and then the number of seconds from the beginning of the video. Here’s how to do it:
1. Open the YouTube video that you want to share and pause it at the part that you want to link to. Look at the bottom left corner of the video player and note down how many minutes and seconds have elapsed since the start of the video.
2. Convert this time into seconds by multiplying the minutes by 60 and adding the seconds. For example, if the time is 1:30, then 1 x 60 + 30 = 90 seconds.
3. Copy the URL of the video from your browser’s address bar and paste it wherever you want to share it.
4. Add ?t= and then the number of seconds that you calculated to the end of the URL.
This will take you right to that section of the video when you click on it.