Users of YouTube on Android can now share video chapters directly. Last year, YouTube added chapter features to videos, which marked out distinct sections of the video. Android users can now share a chapter rather than a full video link.
The generated link includes the chapter’s timestamp, so anyone who clicks on it will be taken directly to the section you shared. This was previously only possible when browsing the YouTube website on your PC.
The new feature first spotted by Android Police.YouTube’s chapters appear as markers on the video seek bar and include titles identifying the end and beginning of chapters, making it easy for the viewer to get to a certain point in the video without having to scroll through the timeline.
To share video links, Tap on the chapter name, which appears just above the video seek bar, to see a list of chapters with a share icon next to them. Then, for each chapter, hit the share symbol and choose one of the various sharing options to share the video with anyone. The recipient will receive a YouTube link with a timestamp that will begin the video at that precise time.
The functionality was discovered by Android Police on Tuesday, although according to the article, it could have been available as early as May with app version 16.20.35. On app version 16.24.33, we tested the feature. If the new link sharing feature not visible, you should update the youtube app.