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YouTube will now allow you to send users to a specific point in a video by appending a short tag to the end of a video’s URL or by leaving a comment on the video specifying the time (examples below). However, it is pretty surprising that this functionality was not available earlier, as Google Video introduced the same feature over two years ago.

In order to link to a video’s specific time you have to add an appendage to the URL such as, #t=2m25s. So if the link were: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtFcN9xbcg it would look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtFcN9xbcg#t=2m25s

In the comments all you need to do is say the time you want to be linked to; for example, “2:25 That was cool!” and it will make the link for you.

Pretty neat stuff.  Let me know what you think – Leave a comment!


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