How to share the link of a YouTube video at a specific time

How to share the link of a YouTube video at a specific time
How to share the link of a YouTube video at a specific time
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If you want to share a YouTube video at a specific time, there is a way to create a link that will directly open the video at the chosen time.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Copy video link

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 1

Step 1. Open YouTube

Using your browser, open https://www.youtube.com/, to find yourself on the YouTube home page.

  • If you are not already logged into your account, click on the button TO LOG IN located at the top right of the window, then enter your email address and password to connect. You need to log in, if the video is age restricted.
Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 2

Step 2. Search for the video

Perform a search to find the video you want to share. Once you find it, click on it to open it.

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 3

Step 3. Select a specific time

Go to the location of the video that you want to share.

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 4

Step 4. Pause the video

Click on the button Pause located at the bottom left just below the video window.

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 5

Step 5. Open the context menu

Right click on the video to bring up the context menu.

  • If the video contains annotations, click somewhere in the window that does not. You can also turn off annotations by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom of the playback window, then clicking on the red slider Annotations.
  • If you are on Mac, hold down the control key while clicking on the video.
Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 6

Step 6. Open the share menu

Click Copy Video URL From This Clip. By doing this, you will save the URL of the video to your clipboard.

If you prefer to directly share the link using YouTube's sharing options, rather than copying and pasting it elsewhere, you can click the Share button which is located at the bottom right of the playback window. A checkbox will appear, which will allow you to choose whether you want your link to be from the selected instant or not. Check the box, then choose to copy the link, message it to a contact, or share it on a social network

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 7

Step 7. Paste the link

To paste the link into a text field (for example, a post on Facebook or in an email), click inside this field, then simultaneously press the Ctrl + V keys on Windows or ⌘ Command + V on Mac to paste it.

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 8

Step 8. Add the time manually

You can also create a link to a specific moment in a video by adding the time yourself.

  • Place your cursor at the end of the video URL.
  • Determine how many seconds have elapsed until the instant you want to share. For example, if you want to share the video from 5 minutes, it will be 300 seconds.
  • Type & t = # s at the end of the video URL, replacing the "#" sign with the number of seconds (for example,

    & t = 43s

    ).

    For example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ will become

  • Select the URL of the video.
  • Simultaneously press Ctrl + C on Windows or ⌘ Command + C on Mac, to copy its URL.
  • Paste the URL by simultaneously pressing Ctrl + V on Windows or ⌘ Command + V on Mac.

Method 2 of 2: Make a comment link

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 9

Step 1. Open YouTube

Using your browser, open https://www.youtube.com/, to find yourself on the YouTube home page.

On phone, all you have to do is tap the YouTube app icon

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 10

Step 2. Search for the video

Perform a search to find the video you want to share. Once you find it, click on it to open it.

Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 11

Step 3. Note the moment to share

Go to the section of the video you want to share, then look at the timestamp that displays at the bottom left of the playback window.

  • For example, if the video is 20 minutes long and you want to share it from 5 minutes, you will see displayed

    5:00 / 20:00

    at the bottom left. In this specific case, "5:00" is the current time stamp.
Link to a Certain Time in a YouTube Video Step 12

Step 4. Scroll down to the comments section

Scroll down to get to the comments section.

On a phone, you'll need to scroll through the entire recommendations section first before you get to the comments section

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Step 5. Select the comment field

Click or tap in the comments text field. This can be found at the very top of the comments section.

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Step 6. Enter the timestamp

Fill in the time for which you want to link. For example, 5:00.

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Step 7. Click ADD A COMMENT

It's the blue button to the right of the field Remark. By doing this, you will post your comment and turn the timestamp into a link. You or any other user can click this link to go directly to the specified time.

  • On phone, tap the icon

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Advice

  • When creating a link manually, make sure that the code

    & t = # s

    is at the end of the URL.

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