How to Share a YouTube Video with Timestamp

Easiest: Open the YouTube video >, cue it to the point you want to share >, press Share >, copy the URL, and send it. Manually: Open the YouTube video, and copy the URL. Then, add &,t= with the time, like &,t=1m30s .

YouTube has become one of the most popular video engines on the internet, and we often find ourselves watching and sharing videos on social networking sites. However, what if we want to share a specific part of a video from a particular timestamp? The traditional way to do this is to search for the part of the video we want to share, pause it, note down the timing, and then share the link along with a sentence asking the user to skip to the timestamp. This method does get the job done, but it can be tedious and time-consuming.

Fortunately, there is a better way to share a YouTube video with a timestamp. In this article, we will show you how to generate a link that redirects the user directly to the timestamp from where you wish to share the video.

First, open the YouTube video and skip to the part from where you want to share the video. Note down the timestamp from where you want to share the video, and then select the share button. Next, select the copy link option, and open the social media app from where you want to share the video. Select your contact and paste the link, followed by a question mark and the letter “t” and “=”. Now convert your timestamp into seconds and enter it after the “=”. For example, if your timestamp is 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it is equal to 355 seconds. You can use a calculator if you are not good at math.

If the user clicks on the link, they will be automatically redirected to the specific timestamp in the video. This method is much more efficient than the traditional way of sharing videos with timestamps, and it comes in handy when you want to share a particular part of a video with your friends.

In conclusion, sharing a YouTube video with a timestamp is easy and straightforward. With the method we have shown here, you can share your favorite videos with your friends and family without any hassle. So, go ahead and share this article with your friends to tell them about this useful trick, and we will see you in the next post.


How do you add a time stamp to a YouTube link?
Open the video on your browser and locate the video URL on the address bar. Edit to add the timestamp: The time is denoted by t= followed by the time (in seconds) you want the video to play from. An example is, t= 1m30s. If the video URL contains a question mark at the end, add an ampersand (&,) before the time stamp.