Online Learning Tip: How place a bookmark inside a YouTube video – using the Timestamp feature.

Add a timestamp to a youtube video

Learning to play piano from videos is a convenient way to learn on your own.  But, sometimes it’s frustrating when you’re working with a long video and you either need to stop before you’ve finished watching it, or you want to loop back over the same part several times to review it.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could leave a bookmark inside a video?

You can!

All you need to to is scroll down to the comment section of the video and leave a comment with a timestamp.  A time stamp is just the time followed by a space. So, if you want to watch the video starting at the 2 minute mark, add a comment that has 2:00 in it.  YouTube knows that this is a video bookmark and when you hit enter, the comment appears as a hyperlink.  all you need to do is click on the link and your video will start replaying from that spot exactly.

Another way to do this is to pause the video at the spot that you want, click the share button tick and the box  that says “start at.”  The link you create will start at the spot you’ve paused at!

Give it a try! (You can try it on a one of my youtube videos if you click here:  Adding a Bookmark to a YouTube Video.)