One of the frustrating things about online video is that if a video is really long, you’re forced to wait for it to load completely before you can jump to different points in the video. Today we’re going to show you a shortcut using a YouTube timecode to jump viewers to a specific point in a YouTube video.
This way, instead of having to fast-forward through the video, viewers can jump straight to the part they want to watch on YouTube.
Use cases for a YouTube timecode
YouTube timecodes can used in a number of different ways.
Here are some of our favorite ways to use timecodes on YouTube:
- Break a long event video using a YouTube timecode
- Break long videos using timecodes for sharing on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter
- Include videos using YouTube timecodes in an email signature
- Instead of sending viewers to watch a video again, use a YouTube timecode to jump them to the part that answers their question
- Create a blog post and include a YouTube video that jumps to a specific timecode that relates to the blog post
To learn how to add a YouTube timecode to your videos, follow the instructions listed below.