How To Automatically Add A Timestamp To My Youtube Video
If your videos are getting long, you know it can be hard to time-stamp important moments for quick reference later. But fear no more – with YouTube’s automatic timestamps, you can quickly and easily add timestamps to your videos!
Step 1: Upload Your Video to YouTube
The first step is to upload your video to YouTube. Sign in to your YouTube account and click ‘Upload’ on the top right corner of the page. If you haven’t done so already, you will need to select a privacy setting for your video.
Once the video has been uploaded, you will be able to see the video page where you can make a variety of edits.
Step 2: Copy The Link To Your Video
Scroll down the page until you see the share box. Here, you can copy the link to your video. This link will be used in the next step.
Step 3: Generate the Timestamps
Navigate to the Youtube Timestamps website. Paste in the link to your video, then click ‘Generate Timestamps’.
The timestamps generator will generate a preview of your video along with the timestamp for each minute of the video. You can copy the timestamps and paste them into the description of your YouTube video.
Step 4: Add the Timestamps to Your Video Description
Return to the page of your video on YouTube. Click ‘Edit Info’ in the description box. Here, you can paste in the timestamps, and also make further edits to the description.
And that’s it! You now have timestamps in your YouTube video. You can add these timestamps in order to make it easier for your viewers to navigate through your video, and reference important points.
How can I customize the appearance of the timestamp on my YouTube video?
To customize the appearance of the timestamp on a YouTube video, go to the video’s settings, then select ‘Advanced Settings’. Under ‘Timestamp settings’, you can customize many aspects of the timestamp, such as the font, size, color, and positioning. You can also hide or show the timestamp.
Is there a way to batch add timestamps to multiple YouTube videos?
Yes, if you are using a computer, there are a few ways you can batch add timestamps to multiple YouTube videos. You can use a free web-based tool such as YouTube Batch Timestamps Creator and assign timestamps to all the videos in the playlist in one go. Otherwise, if you’re already a YouTube Studio user, you can use the “Create Cards from Table” feature to add timestamps quickly. Lastly, YouTube also has an API that can be used by developers to batch add timestamps to YouTube videos.
What software can I use to automatically add a timestamp to my YouTube video?
You can use software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro to automatically add a timestamp to your YouTube video. These programs allow you to add timecode, allowing you to accurately timestamp your video.
Are there any free resources available to help me add a timestamp to my YouTube video?
Yes, there are many free resources available to help add a timestamp to a YouTube video. Some popular resources include YouTube Labels, Video Watermark Pro, and YouTube TimeStamper.
What are the steps to add a timestamp to my YouTube video?
1. Log in to your YouTube account and open the video that you want to include a timestamp for.
2. Select “Edit” from the video’s options menu, then click “Annotations.”
3. Click “Add Annotation” near the bottom of the page.
4. Select “Timestamp” from the list of available annotations.
5. Drag the blue dot of the timestamp to the point in the video where you want the annotation to appear.
6. Type in the relevant information, such as the time or the name of the clip, in the text box provided.
7. Select the “Playback” tab to change the color and size of the timestamp, as well as whether or not it reappears when the video is paused or at the end.
8. Choose “OK” in the bottom corner to save the annotation.