How to Timestamp YouTube Video

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This Itechguide teaches you how to timestamp YouTube. The guide covers 3 methods to timestamp YouTube video from a PC.

Most people reading this Itechguide may know what it means to timestamp a YouTube video. However, for those that need to know what it means – adding a timestamp to a video allows you to play the video from a specific time frame. This is very useful if you want your friends to play the video from a specific point…

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How to Timestamp YouTube Video Manually

You can manually add a timestamp to the URL of a YouTube video. Here are the steps…

  • Open the YouTube video and place your mouse at end the video’s URL on your browser.
How to Timestamp YouTube Video Manually
  • Then, add the & sign to the end of the URL, followed by the letter t and equal sign (=). Finally, add the time you want the video to start – time may be in seconds (s) or minutes (m).
  • If s or m is not specified, the browser will assume the time is in seconds. The first example below shows how to timestamp in seconds or minutes, the second example shows how to timestamp in minutes and seconds…

How to Timestamp YouTube Video (Add Seconds OR Minutes Manually)

In this example, say I want to start the above video from 1 minute, I could add the following to the end of the video’s URL…

&t=60

or

&t=1m

Both will produce the same result. Here is the result in the URL. To play the video from that timestamp, press the Enter key on your keyboard.

How to Timestamp YouTube Video Manually
  • The video will start playing at 1 minute! This is how to timestamp YouTube video manually.

How to Timestamp YouTube Video (Add Seconds AND Minutes Manually)

You can also add a timestamp in seconds and minutes manually. Here is how to add a timestamp to make the video start playing at 2 minutes, 50 seconds…

  • At the end of the URL of the video, add the following..
&t=2m50s
  • To play the video, press the Enter key on your keyboard. The video will start playing at 2 minutes, 50 seconds!
You can copy this URL at the specific timestamp. Then send to a friend or share on Social media.

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How to Timestamp YouTube Video by Copying Video URL

How to Timestamp YouTube by Copying Video URL

YouTube offers you an option to copy a video’s URL from a specific time. Here is how to timestamp with this feature.

  • Open the YouTube video and play the video to the point you want it. You could use the video slider to move the video forward or backward.
  • The video slider will become available when you hover over the video (close to the bottom of the video).
How to Timestamp YouTube by Copying Video URL
  • Once you have played or moved the video to the point you want, right-click anywhere in the video. A set of options will be displayed.
  • From the displayed options, click Copy video URL at current time.
  • Here is the URL I copied from the video above…
https://youtu.be/HJF-cvuW9Ig?t=485

The video timestamp is at 485 seconds. You can send this URL to a friend or share on Social media.

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How to Timestamp YouTube Video with the Video Share Feature

How to Timestamp YouTube Video by Sharing the Video

Finally, for this Itechguide, here is how to timestamp a video using the video Share option…

  • Open the video you want to timestamp. Then, at the bottom right of the video, click SHARE. The video share window will open in a pop up.
How to Timestamp YouTube Video by Sharing the Video
  • To timestamp the video, check the box beside Start at. Then enter the time you want to start (minutes and seconds).
  • The timestamp will be added to the URL you want to share – ?t=389 – highlighted in the image below. You can copy the URL or share in one of the listed Social networks.

It is this easy to timestamp YouTube video! I hope you found this Itechguide helpful. If you found it helpful, kindly vote Yes to the “Was this post Helpful” question below.

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