YouTube on Android Now Allows You Share Chapters from Videos

YouTube on the desktop allows you to share a date/time.

With YouTube on Android, users can now share video chapters directly. Last year, YouTube added chapter functions to videos that tag different parts of the video. For example, the Gadgets 360 videos have chapters for things like performance or design, so you can skip to sections if you like. The new update allows Android users to share a chapter instead of sending a link that starts at the beginning of the video. The resulting link will contain the chapter’s timestamp, so people who get the link will go straight to the section you shared. Previously, this was only possible if you used the YouTube website on your computer.

YouTube chapters appear as markers in the video search bar and contain titles that indicate the end and beginning of chapters, making it easier for the viewer to jump to a specific point in the video without going through the timeline and the feature is detected by Android Police.

Until now, there was no way through the app to share a video link with a specific timestamp that would allow the recipient to start the video exactly where you wanted it.

Share a YouTube chapter on Android

Android users can share chapter links in videos through the YouTube app. To do this:

Tap on the chapter name that appears directly above the video search bar and you will see a list of chapters with a share icon attached.

Then tap the share icon for the specific chapter you want and use one of the many sharing modes to send the video to someone.

The recipient will receive the YouTube link with the date/time the video will start exactly from the stamp.

Android Police discovered the police on Tuesday, but their article indicates that the feature could have been released as early as May with app version 16.20.35. We tested the functionality in application version 16.24.33. Try updating if you don’t see the new link sharing feature in the YouTube Android app.

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