Let’s say you found this incredible video on YouTube that you wish to share with your subscribers/friends/family.
But you watched it already and say, the first 3 minutes is all garbage (or just plain boring).
So how do you link to the video such that your viewers skip the 3 minutes and go directly to the actual part of the video that you want them to watching from?
Here’s an “undocumented” feature of YouTube:
If the normal YouTube video link looks like this…
Then just add the anchor text (like a regular web URL anchor) “#t=XmYs” (where ‘m’ stands for minutes, and ‘s’ for seconds) to the end of the video’s link – and this time should be the number of minutes you want the viewer to skip ahead to.
So, the skip-ahead link would look like this (the link says to skip ahead the first 1 minute and 19 seconds):
Oh, by the way, did I ever tell you that I’m an amateur ventriloquist? 😉