The team of the popular YouTube video service has announced the launch of a new feature that will delight fans of watching long videos.
This is about the “chapters” into which you can now divide the lengthy video. To create chapter breaks, the video creator will need to specify timestamps in the video description. As a result, when viewing, clearly visible sections appear directly on the player slider. When dividing into chapters, you must create at least three sections lasting at least 10 seconds.
This feature has long been requested by both viewers and creators. Previously, its semblance was implemented independently by the creators of the videos. They manually prescribed the “table of contents” in the description. But such thing was rare, and this approach did not work very conveniently.
0:00 We heard you and added Video Chapters.
0:30 You liked it.
1:00 Now it’s official: Video Chapters are here to stay.
1:30 Creators, try Chapters by adding timestamps starting at 0:00 to your video description. Viewers, scrub to find exactly what you’re looking for.
2:00 Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/bIHGsGVmyW
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 28, 2020
The developers noted that they heard the users and implemented the chapters on an official basis. In April, testing of the function began among a small number of users. And now, the function became available to everyone.