Link To A Specific Time in a YouTube Video

Have you ever wanted to share a video, a long video?  But didn’t want your friend to have to listen or scrub through to the spot you wanted him to hear?  Well, have I got something slick for you!

Now, I’m assuming you know how to get the URL of a video on YouTube. Know how?  Good.

There are two ways to do this.  The lazy way.  And the harder way.  The harder is more time consuming way where you could type in the code and could possibly type something wrong.  (That’s probably what I would do . . .)

Let’s start first with the hard way.  No?  I don’t blame you.  Why do it the hard way when there is a super easy way.  Here’s the easy way.

First go to

Paste in the URL of the video you want to link to.  Then type in how many minutes and seconds where you want your link to start.  Then click ‘Get Link.’  Voila!  You have the necessary code that you can use.  If you want, you can click to preview the video to make sure it starts at the right place.

Now comes the part that can stump you if you’re not careful.  This code is for a LINK.  Don’t use the code as you would to embed an actual video on your site.  This is code for a LINK.  (Sometimes people get confused thinking they use that info to actually embed the video on a site.  If you do this, it won’t work.)

Now, copy the URL that YouTubeTime gave you and paste it in as a link on your site.

Here’s an example. This link starts almost one minute into the video. (See, that’s a link — not an embedded video.)   It’s of Mrs. Hughes, the comedienne.  She is so funny.  In fact, I think you really ought to see this video from the beginning and watch all 8 minutes of it.

So there you have it.  An easy way to share a link to a specific spot in a video.

Have a fun time playing with this wonderful site!


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