YouTube now supports video chapters, here’s why it’s important
June 1, 2020

Make it easier to skip and browse videos.

YouTube is introducing a new feature to creators that will make it easier to browse videos by introducing Video Chapters. This feature, similar to the ones you find on DVDs and Blu-rays, will let you add chapter stops on your videos to make them easier to navigate, especially the long ones.

Previously, you can only add timestamps on the description to make it easier to navigate a video that’s playing. Adding chapter stops simply makes this process easier. Video Chapters are being rolled out to all creators, which will be an optional feature.

In a blog post, YouTube said, “Video Chapters is an optional feature. If you choose to add chapters, we’ll use the timestamp data listed in your video description. To enable the feature, make sure the first timestamp listed in your video description starts at 0:00, and that your video has at least 3 timestamps or chapters, with each chapter being 10 seconds or longer.”

Hopefully, this will make navigating those 10-minute vlogs faster.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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