YouTube now supports deep linking
If you embed YouTube videos often this news will surely make you smile. Â While it’s all not a big feature, I’d like to tell you that YouTube now supports deep links. Â This means that you can add a special code to the YouTube video URL that makes a click jump to that specific video timeframe versus starting everything from scratch. Â Here’s an example:
Can you see the “#t=0m39s” ? Â That stands for “start the video on the 39th second time frame”. Â Now if it was a minute and 39 then it would read “#t=1m39s”. Â And so on.
A question was posted if there was any button on the YouTube video that will allow you to tag it with the right time URL. Â For now, there is none. Â You have to manually time it. Â But I’m sure YouTube will be putting that in real soon, as it will make things easier for the user.