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How do I create a YouTube snippet URL with a start and end time?

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YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet, and rightly so, as you’re more likely to find a video related to almost everything on the site. YouTube boasts very high user traffic and hosts videos from many reputable content creators, creating professional-grade videos.

You can directly share videos from YouTube using the URL for the same. However, if you want to share something more, YouTube allows you to send snippets of the video you want to share. Here I will show you how to submit parts of a video using a YouTube link with a start and end time.

Link to YouTube with the beginning and end of the time

There are two ways to share videos on YouTube: start and end times, a shorter path and a long way. Read here on how to finish a YouTube video at a specific time.

Method 1. Use the Share button

The YouTube website has a “Share” button that directly copies the URL for you in a separate dialog box. You can use this to share a time-related video with YouTube by sending the video so that it starts at a specified time.

  1. Go to the YouTube page with the video you want to share.
  2. Find and click on the Share button.
  3. In the dialog box that opens with a link that you can share, check the box next to ‘Start with.’
  4. In the input box next to Start with, enter the time when you want the video to start when you share.
  5. Click on the dialog box to exit the editor, and you will see that the link has changed slightly.
  6. Now click on the Copy button to copy the YouTube Timestamp Link.
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This simple trick allows you to share a video from YouTube with the start time embedded in the link. However, there is another way to do this, which will enable you to share the video from YouTube by specifying the start and end times in the link.

Note: If you are playing a video, you can also copy the URL at the current moment by selecting ‘Copy video URL at current time’ in the context menu by right-clicking on the video.

Method 2: Change the URL for the video

To manually change a timestamp link, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the YouTube page with the video you want to share.
  2. Copy the non-abbreviated video link from your browser’s address bar. You’ll notice that the link already has a query string (?).
  1. Paste this link where you want to share it or in a text editor such as Notepad.
  2. Supposing you want to start a video in 35 seconds, add the following text at the end of the link just copied:
    T=35s
    If you want to start the video in 1 minute and 10 seconds, paste the following text at the end:
    t=1m10s
  3. Share the modified link to where you want to send it.
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How to Embed YouTube Start and End Times

If you have a website and want to embed a portion of a YouTube video with a specific start and end time, there’s an easy way to do it.

  1. Go to the YouTube page with the video you want to share.
  2. Find and click on Share.
  3. Click on the embed option. A new dialog box opens with a link to insert the video.
  1. In the field that contains your embed code, you can use the following at the end of the URL to define the start and endpoints (replacing the value in seconds):
    ?start = end =

For example, the following insertion should start at 30 seconds and end at 50 seconds:

Note: When adding query strings, remember that for any URL, the first query string must always begin with a question mark (?). If the shortened URL does not already contain the query “?”, you need to add a YouTube link for the time of the request starting with “?”. You’ll need to use the ampersand () query for full links.

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Conclusion

So you have that. Now you know how to share a link on YouTube with the start and end times embedded in the URL. Comment below if you found it helpful, and discuss this further.

Shubham

Shubham is a prolific writer who has contributed many detailed tutorials for TechFag.com. A tech enthusiast and avid Apple fan, Shubham has shared his knowledgeable work with other many popular tech sites like Business Magazine, Thrive Global etc.

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