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YouTube presents Video Chapters to jump to specific parts of the video

In a dispute with Instagram videos, YouTube launches new feature

The new feature is available for all users. Photo: Shutterstock
  • Videos will need to have at least three timestamps;
  • It will be automatically enabled as a line of timestamps and titles when creator updates it in description.

YouTube rolls out today Video Chapters for all users of iOS, Android and desktop, according to TechCrunch. The new feature uses timestamps that creators apply to their videos, allowing viewers to easily jump forward to a specific section of the video or rewatch a portion of it.

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Videos will need to have at least three timestamps that are 10 seconds or more in length in order to use the feature. When YouTube’s creators add chapter information to their video’s description, it will be automatically enabled as a line of timestamps and titles.

TechCrunch reports that the creator has to mark the first timestamp at 0:00, followed by a space, then the chapter’s title. On the next line, the creator will have to type the timestamp where the next chapter starts (e.g. “2:31”), then a space and that chapter’s title.