– So, how is something as simple as this going to lead to all of these, which by the way really helpfulfor viewers just like you, and could ultimately lead to this, which is guaranteed toget you more YouTube views and subscribers.
Well, there's only one wayto find out, let's do this.
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(lo-fi music) – As always, click on your profile image in the top right hand cornerof most YouTube screens and then go to the creator studio.
From the Channel dashboard, click on the video section and then from this list, click the edit icon next to video you wantto add video chapters to.
Now video chapters areessentially timestamps that you put in your video description but the key difference is, you need to include a timestampof 0 minutes and 0 seconds, as you can see on screen now.
Oh and by the way, if youwant to learn anything more specifically about timestamps, we have a full tutorial over here, definitely worth checking out.
Once you have your firstzero timestamp created, you can set up the rest of the timestamps how ever you see fit.
Think about the story of your video and divide it up appropriately and don't forget to say when you're done.
As the time of recording, this is the user experience.
On desktop, when you mouse over the video, you will see a small notch in the timeline that shows you the chapters and the name of thechapter currently playing will be displayed nextto the time playback.
As has always been the case, you can click on the timestampin the video description to jump to the start of that chapter and you can see it in the timeline that the current chapter block is expanded so it's clearly visible.
As for the YouTube mobile app, you can tap and scrub the timeline to see the different names of the chapters and again, tap thetimestamp in the description to jump to the beginning ofthat section in the video.
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Now a couple more things I wantto add about video chapters.
As of time of recording, this isn't available on iOS, but I am told it will beavailable on Apple devices very, very soon.
Also, and this is directfeedback to YouTube, there doesn't seem tobe any form of shortcut for you to skip by chapter yet so, YouTube, if you could add that, that would be fantasticand if it is added, I will put it in the description and the pin comment of this video.
Also, and this is somethinginteresting to consider from creatives point of view, this may actually reduce thewatch time of your videos.
If you're telling people exactlywhere to go in your video to get the answer to their question, that it stands to reason thatonce they've got their answer, they may abandon your content.
Granted in reality, thisis probably going to have a minuscule effect on your watch time, but it is something to consider.
And if you're too concernedabout your watch time on your videos for your channel, then you're dismissing the huge benefits this is going to have for your audience.
You know, the human beings whoactually watch your content.
If your video is 20 minutes long, then maybe the viewer does just need a small portion of the content that really provides the value they need.
And if they do find it really valuable, they will be much moreinclined to trust you as the content creator of choice, which may lead to a newsubscriber and lots more views and watch time in the long run.
timestamps also give youmuch greater exposure outside of YouTube.
In Google Search, yourvideo may look like this, which gives you much morereal estate on screen.
And, also we can't directlyprove a link between timestamps and video snippets, ever since we started usingtimestamps on YouTube, we find that more andmore of our video snippets are appearing on Google Search.
I mean, who isn't goingto click on one of these? Timestamps have beenaround on YouTube forever and they're relatively easy to set up.
But they're under utilizedby the creator community, meaning that viewerscan't benefit from them.
I think with the addition of chapters, this is a game changer for this tool and you can get ahead of the competition if you start using them right now.
If you would like moreYouTube beginners guides just like this, check outthe video playlist over here.
As always, thank youvery much for watching and enjoy the rest ofyour video making day.